It may have taken many years, but there is now a far greater understanding and far-reaching acceptance of a need for sustainable, ecologically friendly golf.
Nowadays, new courses are being designed and built to both enhance and contribute to the positive ecology of the local environment – gone are the days when golf courses would be liberally sprayed with harmful substances, local flora and fauna destroyed simply for the enjoyment of a few club members.
A new era has arrived of ecological golf balls and one company in particular is playing a pivotal role.
While clubs like Lavaux Golf Club in Switzerland have shown precisely how a golf course can be designed to be both sympathetic to its immediate environment and also enhance it, golf equipment manufacturers have been slower to adopt greener principles.
New courses are using both old and new technologies to become more self-sustainable and to markedly reduce their carbon footprint.
The question is, while golf courses are certainly more aware of the need to have at least a basic compliance with ecological principles, why hasn’t the same been said for equipment manufacturers?
That certainly was the case, but with the arrival of Dixon Golf on the scene, we can confidently say that the time when green golf is possible both in terms of courses and equipment, is now here!
Dixon Golf are a company expressly designed to embody the concept of green golf. Their production plant is powered by solar panels, lit by energy-efficient LED lamps, emits much lower amounts of CFC’s than other plants and even recycles its own water.
From this has come the development of the world’s first triology of eco-friendly golf balls; the Dixon Earth, which was soon followed by the Dixon Wind and Dixon Fire golf balls, all offering different levels of distance, control and feel dependent upon the ball you chose to play with.
- The Dixon Earth is ideal for golfers who like a combination of distance, feel and control. Ideally suited to mid to low handicappers, the ball has performed excellently in tests against balls in common use on the professional tour, such as the Titleist Pro V1, Nike 1 Platinum and the Callaway Tour ix.
- The Dixon Wind is suited to players for whom distance is of prime concern, particularly for players with a handicap of 20 and above. The low flight of the ball, and its firm compression, ensures that the ball not only offers excellent flight, but will roll on impact with the ground, gaining precious yards.
- The Dixon Fire is aimed at the low handicapper and professional golfer. The ball is designed to have a slightly higher trajectory and better feel, allowing the golfer to manipulate the ball around the greens superbly.
- The Dixon Spirit (below) is the latest release which is aimed specifically at female golfers. This is an ideal ball for ladies as it can translate even a relatively slow swing into a consistent ball flight and distance, yet without compromising on control around the greens.
In a world where genuine philanthropy is seemingly rare, it is great to see Dixon Golf not only providing golfers with the chance to play with an outstanding golf ball, but also to support a company that is guided by its ecological principles. Better still, the positive ecological and social impact of supporting Dixon Golf can extend far beyond the remit of your local golf course.
Also famous golfing celebrities like actors Don Cheadle and Samuel L Jackson have now started using Dixon Golf balls.
And it is also why you should consider doing so too!