We know that some golf balls are going to get lost when anyone is learning to play golf. It happens. So, when designing a ball for beginners, our golf team prioritized two things: 1) performance and 2) environmental impact.
Our goal was to create an affordably-priced ball that meets the needs of golfers just starting out in the sport, while also reducing its overall environmental impact. With an average rating of over 4.5/5, the Inesis Distance100 Golf Ball delivers.
Eco-design without compromising performance
The Distance100 ball consists of two parts: a core and a cover. When producing golf balls, there are always material excesses. For example, we’re able to repurpose materials from balls that failed quality controls by inserting components of the ball, like its rubber core, back into the production process. Ideally, the more material we manage to utilize that would otherwise have been discarded, the better. But we only do this to a point: we cannot risk compromising performance of the ball. Our research has shown that the proportion of reprocessed material can be as high as 22% for the core, 33% for the yellow cover and 50% for the white cover without having a negative impact on ball performance.
Less is more
All golf balls, whether matte or glossy, have a coating applied to them. This looks good and is durable, but this coating is not the most environmentally friendly.
Therefore, we eliminated the coating from the Distance100 ball. The result is that the ball is no longer glossy but has a satin finish, and markings come off a bit quicker. This does not affect ball performance at all. We asked our broad test audience of beginner golfers if this new design bothered them, and most responded positively, saying that they liked the satin look and that, especially if it was better for the planet, we should choose this option. So we did.
The production process for the new Inesis Distance 100 ball doesn't involve primary or final coating.
Reducing our footprint by 125 tons of CO2 a year
Repurposing materials throughout the production process has allowed our team to reduce the overall impact of the Distance100 Golf Balls by over 125tons of CO2 emissions a year. That’s the equivalent to 125 roundtrip flights between London and New York.
White or yellow?
The Distance 100 are available in two colors: white or yellow. Shop here.