First off you will learn next to nothing form putting practice. I am referring to practice rounds and believe me every putt you take counts as a hit.
As for the balls you are taking nonsense. A starter ball adds no distance a Titliest adds 5.8. As it says on the description.
If you play the game and use a starter ball a player using the same driver as you and a Titliest will easily outdrive you by 20 or 30 yds.
Go play a practice round with a starter ball and jot down how far a 100 yard wedge goes then go back using a Titliest and you will be 6 to 10 yds longer playing the same shot.
Obviously you have never tried.
A few things here.
It would be really helpful if you could take the time to use the quote feature so we know to whom you're responding.
With respect to the starter ball vs. Titleist, again, no one else is referring to use of the starter ball from the tees or with approach shots. We're talking about in terms of being on the green and putting.
I think you might want to take a bit more time to read what people actually wrote rather than responding to what you think they wrote.
Finally, on the greens, putts never count against number of hits a ball has.That's true in ranked rounds or practice rounds. As has already been noted, what takes hits off a ball when putting during a practice round is if the player chooses to use a mulligan. It's use of the mulligan that costs hits not the actual hit.