I spent a lot of time looking for golf balls. I would usually do this on my home course after a round of golf, or if I was playing alone, and no one was behind me. After falling half a dozen times, and tussling with briars I decided to recently stop. lol
I have found a few thousand golf balls, and give most of them to those who need them, mostly kids. However, I do keep the ProV1's and ProV1x's. Currently I have 43 dozen ProV1x's and 15 dozen ProV1's. I play both, but prefer the ProV1x for it's green side and full shot control.
A couple of years ago I took six premium balls and tested them for six hours over a two day period...from chips, pitches, to longer shots. The ball that kept coming out on top was the ProV1x. This surprised me, as a player with a slower swing speed wasn't supposed to be able to hit a ball like the ProV1x.
I learned two things: first, the ProV1x is an outstanding golf ball, especially around the greens...I am now able to be more aggressive on chips/pitches, and full shots as I know the ball won't roll 10-20 feet past the hole, and secondly, that a guy like me (8.3 HI), can play a "Tour" level golf ball.
I practice my short game incessantly, and it's nice to know I have a ball I can more or less control. I shot a personal best the other day (72 -- par 70).
Getting back to the original topic, my ball hawking days are over. At 62 I don't need to be rummaging around in the woods, briars, brambles, for golf balls. Plus, I should have enough to last me for a while. :-)