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Golf ball made from lobster shells

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Categories: Golf BallsMiscellaneous

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Lobster Golf Ball

We were at the beach.  Everybody had matching towels.  Somebody went, under a dock.  There they saw a rock.  But it wasn’t a rock, it was rock lobster….  golf ball. 

I’ve seen those cruise ships which have driving mats on them and wondered about the environmental impact of hitting balls into the world’s largest water hazard, the ocean.  I didn’t know it, but they make biodegradable golf balls for that.

The researchers at the University of Maine have created a golf ball from lobster shells for this purpose.  Somehow I doubt the cover on this ball is as soft as ProV1 or a Srixon ZStar.

Golfers on the high seas can breathe a little easier — and so can the marine life around them — thanks to researchers at the University of Maine. In conjunction with The Lobster Institute, UMaine Biological and Chemical Engineering Professor David Neivandt and undergraduate student Alex Caddell of Winterport, Maine, have developed a biodegradable golf ball made from lobster shells. The ball is intended for use on cruise ships.

 

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