BRUCE, at least through the end of January, the golf shops are still selling the 2012 Pro-v1s and Pro-v1xs for $39.99. If you grab a few dozen, you'll have enough premium Titleists to last you a good while, without paying $48 + per dozen. Otherwise, there is always the gift wish list for birthdays and Christmas--I got two dozen Pro-v1xs for Christmas, for example. I also follow the route that Bobby takes--finding and using other people's balls found on the various courses I play. A small scrape or ding doesn't really change their performance at my level and I can play a ball for two or three rounds, unless I give it back to the golf gods. I do use new balls when I play in a tournament, though.