How many golf balls does it take to operate an automated range with your tee-up machines?

We recommend using a minimum of 1,000 balls per station and prefer 1,500 to 2,000. Our system is designed to hold 600 balls per tee station and up to 150,000 more in the main stock box and system. For 60 stations a good starting point would be 90,000 to 120,000 balls.
There are several reasons for this. If you have rainy days it is hard to pick efficiently, but many covered ranges still do great business when it rains. If you have a busy weekend day and it starts to rain late for a full day you must continue to operate on your remaining inventory. This means you really should have a two-day supply. With more balls you can pick less frequently and this means less wear on your grass, range balls and picking equipment. There is no penalty for starting with a larger inventory because balls will last longer since they are hit less frequent. Ranges often receive better prices on balls for a larger order. Most of our ranges exceed $1,000,000 in ball sales per year. This means these are larger then average ranges to start with. This sales figure equates to an average of over 27,000 balls hit per day. In reality the daily number of balls hit will be much higher on weekends and holidays (often double or more).

TopGolf Naperville Golf Ball Conveyor

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