I don't buy balls from Wal-Mart, as they always seem to have last years version of some models, and not current offerings. Dicks is my go-to for balls, playing their house brands..and last time I checked online, my current playing model(TopFlite Hammer Control yellow) was nowhere to be found in the Chicago area...I buy e6 golf balls at Walmart for around $23 a dozen. They always seem to have them on the shelf, along with other brands.
Only difference I've seen is their golf equipment display area has become smaller. They still display the same items, just fewer of each.
We just returned from a 7 state road trip. We visited a few Walmarts along the way for supplies. I always check out their sporting goods areas. All were stocked about the same.
I find it amazing how you can find 2022 Callaway Balls in the stores however some are not available on their site.Was at GG last week and they were out of CSX but some other stores in the area had some but always seems to be the least stocked of the CS family around here.
I have not seen this myself. The balls I buy play the same from sleeve to sleeve.I don't buy balls from Wal-Mart, as they always seem to have last years version of some models, and not current offerings. Dicks is my go-to for balls, playing their house brands..and last time I checked online, my current playing model(TopFlite Hammer Control yellow) was nowhere to be found in the Chicago area...
A lot of WalMarts do not sell ammo at all. Took it out of a lot of stores years ago, with the shootings and all. Like I said in another post, they don't exactly carry the latest model golf balls. You might find last years model, and all the low price distance balls, the one's you never see at PGA, or Dick's. Yellow balls seem to be a problem finding, even at the big box stores. I play a TopFlite ball in yellow, and nothing in the Chicago area Dick's stores last time I checked on the internet. My WalMart seems to keep up on the oil filters. I never buy Fram(the worst), but they keep a good inventory of OEM filters, and as of late, stocking Hyundai filters, though only 4-5 of a particular # of each. Just bought a Mopar filter for the wife's Dodge Journey. I use the Supertech motor oil in all my cars, and have for the last 20+ years. Using the synthetic oils now, as most cars require that now. Seems to be hit and miss with some of the weight's, and I often have to buy Valvoline, for a couple dollars more. Supply chain issues, Covid, people hoarding that don't care about anybody else, nobody wants to work, so a shortage of manpower to do this kind of work. All of the above, and any other excuse, or reason things aren't what they should be.My local Walmart has a shortage. That's nothing new to them though. That store doesn't seem to ever have a full inventory of golf balls, and hasn't for since before Covid. Same thing can be said of the ammunition section; it's been nearly empty for years and years now.
And, apparently oil filters too. At least the one I need for my car that isn't FRAM. Supply chain issues. Blame it on Covid. Everyone else does.