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Are OB Golf Balls Environmental Death Turds? Turn Out-of-Bounds Golf Balls into Money for Non-Profits

Okay, wait; before you jump down my throat as an environmental extremist, I’m not.  I do my share in watching how I recycle, pick-up stray trash on the golf course or the beach but I don’t break it down to the ridicules.  But I do have a thought about those MILLIONS of out-of-bound golf balls still in the environment.

You’ve seen them, I have seen them.  Busted up, de-laminating golf balls way OB and in the ponds, rivers, fountains etc..  We have seen the pictures of ingested golf balls in snakes, alligators and even in bird nests.  Just a byproduct of the snap-hook or death slice but it does stick it to mother nature when we don’t find them.

So instead of me going on a scientific rant about the break-down of a golf balls and how long it takes, I just want to suggest what I do.  When I play, I always carry a small bag with me so when I see OB balls that are trashed from being out there since the last supper, I just pick’m up and through them away.  That’s just my thing……

Maybe the golf courses can do a “feel good” campaign for their own branding and imaging with a non-profit by having a OB ball collecting contest and for every ball collected, the sponsor of the event will put a dollar in the non-profits fund.  It will brand the golf course as a community player and a supporter of green issue.

But the real sad thing about this post in my blog is that after all these years playing golf, I’m still spending waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time ob!!  *_*

2 Responses

  1. I like the way you put it without being an over done environmental activist. But I really like the Non Profit idea. Very creative!

  2. Thanks FLTR, I really just want to spark some ideas out there to get those dead balls up and out of teh courses and maybe help some non-profits too.

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