Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eco-Friendly Golf Balls

Never been very good at golf myself, but there are people that live for spending an afternoon on the golf course. Original golf balls were made out of wood, but today they are made with various forms of rubber and plastic. About 300 million golfballs are discarded yearly in the US alone and these golfballs are almost indestructable.

Fortunately Dixon has produced the first totally eco-friendly golf ball. It conforms to USGA standards and plays like any of the other quality name brands. It delivers the distance and spin of a high performance golf ball while being 100% recyclable. In addition no lead, no cobalt, no tungsten, or heavy metals are used in the manufacturing of these balls.

So how eco-friendly are they really? Well, the entire ball is made out of materials that can be reconstituted and used for new balls or other items. Dixon makes recycling easy- each box contains a return mail pouch so golfers can mail old balls back to Dixon. They will receive a discount on future orders for doing so and, to top it off, all packaging is made from 100% recycled materials. Wait there's more...Recycle ANY brand of used golf ball at a participating Dixon Golf retailer and Dixon Golf will give a credit of up to $6 per dozen toward the purchase of Dixon Earth golf balls. Good for you Dixon!

There are three different kinds of eco-friendly balls made by Dixon...Earth, Wind, and Fire. Earth is their High Performance Ball, Wind is for Extreme Distance, and Fire is the Pro-Performance. Other then figuring out that Wind must be for the times when golfers want to shoot really far, I have no idea which ball is the best. To learn more visit Dixon Golf.

But wait, there is even more...the company forbids disposable water bottles in its Tempe, Arizona headquarters, sends out all invoices by email rather than on paper, and has solar panels that power its building that has...A ROOFTOP GARDEN!!! Again I will say, Good for you Dixon! I like to see companies trying to make a difference. If you golf, definitely check them out.

Buy a dozen to try right here: Dixon Earth Golf Balls (One Dozen)


  1. What if a ball decomposes before I want it to!!! Looks like a good concept. I usually recycle my golf balls in the woods or a pond, depositing mine and recovering someone else's. Seriously, Golf balls are often played by several golfers before they are discarded and even then they can go in a shag bag. It appears from the article that if Dixon can recycle old golf balls, so can other recycle facilities. Just a matter of a market for the materials. I worked on projects in the past to use recycled rubber from tires in asphalt paving. Sometimes cost was greater than the benefit and the quality of final product not as good as with virgin materials, but that is an area for more research.


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