The current rules of golf restrict the performance of modern golf balls in terms of initial velocity, overall mass and size.

However in the hands of professional golfers ball distances are increasing and many championship golf courses, year on year, have to be lengthened. What can be done?

Golf Refugees have a solution. Why don’t the governing bodies of golf and the manufacturers get together and agree to introduce a rule stating future golf balls will have a minimum of say 25% recycled materials contained in their construction. This could be limited to the polybutadiene core or embrace the whole ball. Including a percentage of recycled materials will reduce the performance of the golf ball, as 100% virgin materials offer greater performance.

Please note that just saying golf balls are made from recyclable materials is not the same as saying golf balls have to be constructed using recycled materials.

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