tomorrow golf sustainability page lost golf balls

The problem...

420 million lost golf balls. Every year.

Although we try to avoid it, we all lose golf balls on the course. On average people lose 3-4 balls per round, which accounts for more than 420 million lost golf balls worldwide. Most of these balls stay in the water hazards, bushes or high grass for years and years.

A golf ball's core is usually made from Polybutadiene, a specific type of synthetic rubber that is petroleum-based and also used for tire manufacturing. The cover is made from Ionomer or Urethane, essentially plastic.

Depending on the type of ball, these materials take between 100 and 1000 years to decompose, while continually releasing chemicals and micro-plastics into our ecosystem.

...and our solution

Turning waste into new golf balls.

To tackle this problem, we collect lost golf balls from golf clubs all over Europe together with our amazing partners. We then sort the balls by quality. Relatively new balls go directly into second-hand sale (which is a great sustainable option).

Damaged balls would normally go to waste. That's where we come in. The core of damaged balls is reprocessed, a new cover layer is added and tomorrow golf balls are born.

This way we save resources, 38.6 grams of new synthetic rubber per ball to be exact. This is almost 90% of the golf ball's weight. At the same time we help to keep our lakes, rivers and oceans clean.

tomorrow golf sustainability turning waste into new golf balls
tomorrow golf sustainability bamboo tees

Bamboo tees

Durable, biodegradable and plastic-free.

Unfortunately today's widely used golf tees, either made from hardwood or plastic, both come with their downsides.

Bamboo tees are a great solution to this, perfectly combining sustainability and functionality. They are super durable, biodegradable and of course there is no plastic used at all.

Also bamboo grows incredibly fast, with some species up to 40 mm an hour while producing 35% more oxygen compared to an equivalent mass of trees. When harvested, the plant will continue to grow new shoots from its amazing root system.

We're big fans of bamboo. What a plant.

Plastic-free packaging

Recycled cardboard, grass paper and no plastic.

The packaging of our Starter Pack is made from 35% grass-based paper and 65% recycled cardboard paper. This drastically reduces the amount of water and energy used. Plus, not a single tree was harvested.

As you've seen on our product images, we don't use the common 3-ball sleeves to save paper - you won't miss them.

Also we ship 16 balls instead of the usual dozen - meaning more golf balls for you and less orders and transport emissions.

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Carbon neutral shipping

We compensate for our carbon emissions.

Transportation used to ship your orders burns fossil fuels and generates carbon emissions.

For every order at tomorrow golf we offset the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere.

We then compensate those emissions by supporting certified deforestation protection projects (REDD+) in the Amazon rainforest.

To be clear, offsets are not a replacement for taking actions to reduce our carbon footprint—they are a last resort to compensate for emissions we can’t currently avoid.

Made in Europe

We believe in European manufacturing.

Golf balls are almost exclusively made in South East Asia, far from where we play golf, produced under working conditions that often do not compare to what we expect over here.

Also, before hitting your first tee shot, your new ball has travelled thousands of kilometers already.

We want to support our European economy and create local jobs, while reducing transport emissions. That is why tomorrow golf is 100% European, including design and manufacturing. We are located in Austria and balls are made by our partner in Spain.

tomorrow golf sustainability golf balls made in Europe

Play today. Care about tomorrow.

Play today.
Care about tomorrow.