About

Biodegradable Golf Balls. 

Golf balls that dissolve in water away to nothing – guilt free and responsible golfing perfect for:

  • Events 
  • Parties 
  • Cruise Ships 
  • Yachts 
  • Resorts 
  • Waterfront / Beachfront property

 

That’s the core of biodegradablegolfballs.com, a start up by two young Canadian men looking for a way to leverage their business skill in something that helps the world. 

As of January 2020, biodegradablegolfballs.com is run by Mitchell Schols and Mackenzie Bowes.


Mitchell has been running Metric Web Design Inc for 5 years, providing solutions in web development, graphic design, SEO, and more – solving problems for unique industries ranging from restricted ecommerce to on-demand services. 

 

Mackenzie has been working as a digital campaign planner for 3 years, working with dealerships and marketing agencies – his insight as a marketer has provided him with the tools necessary to help people looking for extra service. 

 

These two men are experiencing the same guilt and anxiety as almost everyone else in North America – plastic pollution is out of control having created a Trash Island in the North Pacific more than double the size of Texas, actively killing marine life from rare sea birds like the Albatross to more common but critical animals like whales. 

One of the worst plastic pollution sources is, surprisingly, golf! Standard golf balls are easily carried around the ocean by tides and currents, getting bashed against ocean floor rocks and flaking off into toxic microplastics (plastic fragments smaller than 5 millimetres or less than 1/8th of an inch) that enter fishes gills and the global water supply, making real people sick. 

These golf balls don’t just come from driving directly into the ocean, either – golf courses that use nearby streams and rivers as watertraps contribute to the problem as well. 

We want to join in to fight plastic pollution, and solve this problem by providing guilt free golfing through our biodegradable golf balls.

Our biodegradable golf balls are composed of two simple, non-toxic ingredients:

  • Corn Starch
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)

Corn starch is a familiar material you know and probably already have in your home, but PVA might be new to you. PVA is basically a magic material – it works kind of like a plastic and kind of like an adhesive until it is introduced to water, where it immediately reacts with the water and starts dissolving. Then, the corn starch does what corn starch does – mixes in with the water and floats away.

Because both ingredients are organic, this means that you can chip or drive our biodegradable golf balls directly into bodies of water without worrying about the golf ball pollution the ocean for centuries to come – it’ll be completely dissolved in about 2 weeks!

 

If you have any questions, use the contact form at the bottom of the page to get in touch!