UMaine Develops Golf Ball Made From Lobster Shells

A UMaine professor and an undergraduate student have come up with the next big thing to hit the Golf Courses–Lobster Golf Balls. These are not made to be ingested. They are purely for hitting. So the next time you are hitting golf balls after drinking a few too many beers don’t worry about slicing into the woods just use golf balls made from lobsters.

There are already bio-degradable golf balls, but since these are made from discarded lobster shells from lobster canning industry they can be produced much cheaper than traditional bio-degradable balls. Another market for these are cruise ships. Currently ships no longer allow golf balls to be hit into the ocean. It only takes the lobster golf balls about a week to breakdown and dissolve in water.

For more on the story from the Bangor Daily News click here.

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