28 Oct '16, 2pm

Pebble Beach launches cleanup effort after students discover golf balls littering the ocean floor

Pebble Beach launches cleanup effort after students discover golf balls littering the ocean floor

Two students are taking it upon themselves to call out Pebble Beach Company and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to clean up their ocean floor, which is littered with thousands of golf balls. Alex Weber and Jack Johnston, students at Carmel High School, said they have retrieved more than 5,000 balls from just one cove while free-diving next to Pebble Beach Golf Links, according to KSBW News. The pair made a video documenting their findings over the course of six months, which culminated in the retrieval of hundreds of pounds of golf balls in various states of deterioration. The teens met with the MBNMS and Pebble Beach Company at the beginning of October to prod them into action. And while MBNMS superintendent Paul Mitchel says golf balls are less problematic to the ecosystem than other plastics, the organization has committed to coming up with a plan in conjunct...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/students-galvanize-pebb...

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