What is the ECOBIOBALL, and what does it look like?
ECOBIOBALL is the first and only golf ball in the world which, after being used and subsequently biodegrading, releases fish food. This is why we have defined it as ecological and biodegradable.
ECOBIOBALL is a single-use ball with a unique and exclusive design for practising golf close to marine environments (sea, ocean, rivers, lakes and ponds).
In addition to its non-contaminating properties, ECOBIOBALL is a product that brings an important added value to the environment, improving and increasing the sustainability and biodiversity of marine life.
Thanks to its innovative formulation, it starts to biodegrade immediately on being submerged in water. In less than 24 hours, its external coating starts to open, and in 36 to 48 hours the internal core, comprised of 100% fish food, is released into the water, where it can be eaten by fish.
At first glance, ECOBIOBALL appears no different to any other golf ball, because its physical characteristics are similar to those of a normal golf ball:
- Weight: 50.5 gr ± 1.5 gr
- Diameter: 42.8 mm ± 1 mm
- Colour: yellowish grey
- Number of dimples: 412 hexagons
- Layers: double layer (nucleus of fish food and water-soluble synthetic polymer coating)
- Impact resistance: 779.47 J/m² (ASTM D256-Izod test)
- Toxicity to Daphnia: No toxicity according to the OCDE 202 method
- Toxicity to fish: No toxicity according to the OCDE 203 method
- Biodegradability: Biodegradable according to the OCDE 301D method
Given the special features of ECOBIOBALL, the distances that can be achieved when using them for practice are equal to or in some cases lower than the results obtained with the balls used on driving ranges, depending on the type of club used. In the case of short irons, the distance is exactly the same, while long irons may achieve up to 80% of the usual distance, and woods up to 70% of the usual distance. In any case, the purpose of ECOBIOBALL is not so much to obtain the maximum distance as to have the opportunity to practise close to marine environments without polluting them, and to bring an added value to such environments.