Monday, February 13, 2017

GelTees Introduces 100 Percent Biodegradable Golf Tees

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) – After a successful launch at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show, GelTees the world’s only 100 percent biodegradable golf tee, exhibited at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Fla.

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 gamer and create “a greener way to golf.”  The 100 percent biodegradable golf tee will prevent the destruction of up to 70,000 trees per year and keep 1,600 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

GelTees is a green friendly innovation that has been in development and rigorous testing for several years by Jonathan Gilinski, President and CEO of Capsuline, a leading manufacturer of gelatin capsules for the pharmaceutical industry.  Having an in-depth knowledge of the biodegradable properties of gelatin, and a love for golf, Gilinski was able to convert gelatin byproduct into an eco-friendly tee for golfers.  Made of 100 percent pharmaceutical grade gelatin, GelTees completely biodegrade within a few days of being left in the elements.

“At the recent PGA Show, I was looking for innovative products for golf course owners and operators,” said Mike Tinkey, former Deputy CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association and President of TinkeyWorks.  “GelTees provides a green friendly alternative that is good for the planet and the game.”

Tee boxes littered with broken wooden tees and plastic tees are a source of contention for golf course superintendents and directors of golf worldwide.  “More than an eyesore, broken tees represent both a safety hazard and extra expense for the golf course,” said Kevin Sternett, Head Golf Professional at the Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe in Orlando.

Tee it. Crush it. Forget it. Save your back and never pick up a tee again. Designed for one-time use, GelTees shatter into tiny pieces on impact.  The moisture from the grass, daily irrigation, and weather conditions dissolves the tees completely.

“The golf tee has evolved,” said Tiger Summers, COO of GelTees. “GelTees are the world’s only fully biodegradable golf tees benefiting both the golfer and the course.”

GelTees are available at Amazon, Jet.com and Walmart. For pricing and additional info, visit www.geltees.com or contact Tiger Summers, tiger@geltees.com, 954-975-6623.

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