We're going to level with you... making modern, tour grade golf balls is not a particularly environmentally friendly activity.
There's a lot of chemicals used in production, as well as waste.
At Seed, our aim is to minimise our environmental impact wherever we can to be a more sustainable golf brand.
Where we can't use sustainable materials, we aim to recycle as much waste material as possible, and ensure our products are made in a safe and healthy environment.
Where we can, we aim to use as many sustainable materials as possible. Our golf bags and our outerwear, as examples, are made from yarns that have been produced by recycling single use, waste plastic bottles. It takes 27 single use bottles to make the yarn for one Seed golf bag...
All Seed products are packaged using recycled materials. The board used for our golf ball boxes, as an example, is 100% recycled.
We reduce excessive packaging materials, and reduce the use of single use plastic where we can.
Where possible, we aim to reduce our carbon emissions in our logistics operation. In the UK and Ireland, this means the majority of our orders are shipped in electric vehicles. In the US, this service is not yet as prevalent, but we choose electric where we can.
We've partnered with suppliers who share our ethos and sustainability goals.
Our logistics partner and eCommerce provider utilises Pachama to offset carbon emissions generated in the logistics process.
Pachama is a technology company with a mission to restore nature to solve climate change. Pachama uses the latest satellite data and AI technology to help validate and monitor quality forest carbon projects. By integrating with our fulfilment company, Pachama helps Seed offset our shipping emissions and fund high-impact forest conservation and restoration projects worldwide.
Seed strongly believes it's up to everyone to do their bit, but it's our (Seeds) responsibility to reduce our environmental impact as we go about our business.
We don't, however, expect you to pay for it.
There's no 'carbon tax' or 'green tax' added to the price of any Seed products.
It's something we personally believe in, and we've built into the cost of running our business... if it's not for you, hey, that's OK, you'll still find a great deal at Seed.
Either way, we've got you covered.
Frequently asked questions
Which Seed should I choose?
There a Seed to suit every game.
Our 'Pro' balls are tour grade balls, with cast urethane covers.
The SD-01 is our 'everyman' ball. It suits the widest array of golfers, and pretty much anyone of any ability will benifit from using this one.
The SD-02 is designed for stronger, flatter (i.e lower) ball flight and is ideally suited to play in windy conditions.
The SD-05 is our low compression Pro ball.. we call it 'the tour ball for the rest of us'. It's not designed for tour players, it's designed to enhance performance for golfers with slower or average swing speeds.
The SD-X1 is for the bombers. It's the fastest Seed we've ever produced, and opitmised for higher swing speeds.
The SD-15 is our distance ball. It's a low compression core which will help make your left and rights not quite so left & right.
Why should I play a premium ball?
Our Pro balls give you the maximum perfornace... the ultinate cobination fo distance and control.
You'll find your short game will benifit from using the Urethane cover, as you gain more feel and control around the greens.
Why should I play a distance ball?
The SD-15 is a great ball. Sneaky long, durable, and the low compression means means iit's harder to impart side spin so your bad shots won't be quite as bad. This is especially true for the driver.
Am I good enough to play Urethane?
Yes. All golfers will benifit from using Urethane, even beginners.
In saying that, if you're still loosing a few out there, the SD-15 is a great ball.
Do I have to subscribe?
No. You can 'Buy Now' which is just a normal once-off internet purchase.
It's entirely up to you
What's the difference between a Links ball and a Stadium ball?
The Links Balls have been designed an tested in Ireland, to perform best in 'links golf' type conditions.
That means wind, so the Links ball hold their line through the wind and generally feature a stronger (lower) ball flight.
The Stadium balls are designed to fly through the air, will generally fly higher than the links balls and are more suited to a 'drop & stop' type of game.
There's 3 type of Stadium balls, depending on your swing speed.