As if my wicked slice doesn't cause me enough stress, now I have this to worry about when I golf (from CNN):
Research teams at the Danish Golf Union have discovered it takes between 100 to 1,000 years for a golf ball to decompose naturally. A startling fact when it is also estimated 300 million balls are lost or discarded in the United States alone, every year. It seems the simple plastic golf ball is increasingly becoming a major litter problem...
In many cases, removing a partially degraded ball from a lake or woodland area could result in further damage to the wildlife. So what is the solution? Harvie had this advice: "Keep your balls on the fairway or invest in a stock of biodegradable balls."
*I almost titled this post 'Finding a better way to handle your balls,' but then I remembered we're a family friendly site. I thing the title I chose is more subtle. Right? Maybe not.