GelTees, the 100 percent biodegradable golf tee, is on a mission to create a “greener way to golf.”
GelTees are made of gelatin byproducts and completely biodegrade within five days depending on the environmental conditions. The new packaging contains 20 tees, enough for one complete round of golf. They shatter into pieces and are designed for one time use.
With more than 2.8 billion wooden tees made annually in the USA alone, GelTees is on a mission to lower the environmental impact of the game. While products made from bamboo, untreated wood, cornstarch and sawdust can claim biodegradability adhering to these standards, they are not truly 100 percent biodegradable.
“As a golf course designer and owner, GelTees make sense,” said Ron Garl, president of Ron Garl Design, and architect of more than 250 golf designs worldwide. “Successful courses in the future must be environmentally sensitive in all aspects of the game — both design wise and operationally.”
GelTees can prevent the destruction of 70,000 trees per year and keep more than 1,600 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. For course owners and superintendents, they will keep tee boxes cleaner and lower maintenance costs. That means a cleaner golf experience for players, too, with fewer broken tees littering their field of play
“GelTees mission is not only to lower the environmental impact of the game, but to help fund organizations, like WE ARE GOLF, that improve lives through the game of golf,” said Tiger Summers, CEO. “We’re focused on changing commodity into community; for the sustainability of the game.”
GelTees are available at leading retailers Walmart, Amazon, and Jet.com. Tees can be purchased in bulk quantities and customized with printed text, logos, and a variety of colors.