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Used Golf Balls

Michael L

My friends and I have boxes full of older model and used golf balls which we will never hit.

Is there an environmentally friendly disposal process for these old golf balls?

What does the manufacturer Titleist recommend regarding disposal of their no longer wanted products.

I believe they should sponser a user friendly solution which all golfers could (and would I believe) participate in.


7 Replies

  1. Deno


    Donate them to a First Tee Program or HS Golf team in your area.  Even a driving range close by.

  2. Michael L

    Thanks for these tips.Have tried both of these. The driving ranges do not want them. First Tee (great organization) has an ample supply of better quality golf balls in stock available for students. I guess one question for manufacturers would be Are golf balls recyclable? If so how, where and when? If not, should manufacturers take on responsibility for providing a proper return channel (through golf clubs or retailers who sell their products.

  3. Frank F

    Disabled Veterans organizations would love to get them too!

  4. Lou G

    Stick em in your shag bag.

  5. Don O

    Lou G

    Stick em in your shag bag.

    My problem is someone gave me a 5 gallon pail in the 90's when I wasn't playing (I would occassionaly rent a set to drink beer with everyone else).  Mostly TF and Spauldings, altough I did find about 9 varieties of Titleist balls (might start a museum collection) as well as Hogans and one Palmer.  These were collected off a golf course by the guy's father in law (retired, just for the exercise walked a course).  Some had been weathered for a while, but most are pretty close to one hit wonders. I was cleaning the garage for the fall and found the pail and didn't even know they were moved over a thousand miles 9 years ago.

    I don't have any place to use these, so I don't know what I would do with a shag bag, other than to just hit them at a driving range.  I'm also looking for an option other than the landfill. 

    BTW, I found out opitc yellow and orange were popular TF balls in the 90's. 

  6. Michael L

    I and my friends have the same issue nobody wants the old-damaged-out of date balls either in a box or in the shag bag.

    I think the manufacturers shoud come up with a responsible solution to one of their core businesses (golf ball sales).



    I am sure this issue has been discussed internally as companies review their environmental responsibilites to our continent which would also iinclude gollf course maintenence (chemicals--watering) etc. What about the used clubs we all have a few in our garages also  that nobody wants to hit.



  7. Geoff S

    hi Michael. I appreciate this is a pretty old thread now but I wonder whether you got any more responses on options for recycling worn out golf balls? I am looking at markets for the material. Regards

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