Softgolf cares about our planet and that is why we are doing what we can to conserve water, utilize green energy, recycle, repurpose, stay away from using pesticides and harsh chemicals, host fundraisers and we are starting a program that encourages our team members to volunteer by offering bonuses and other incentives.
Here are some of the ways we are caring for our beautiful planet:
NO WATERING, FERTILIZERS, or PESTICIDES:
Unlike most courses we do not water our grounds or use any pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals. We are fortunate that we are in an area (climate) where our grounds stay fairly nice without any assistance on our behalf.
Softgolf is open for night play by using energy from the sun. Our grounds stay dark while the holes, flags, balls, clubs, scorecard stands, and tee-off boxes are illuminated via solar power.
FUTURE SOFTGOLF LOCATIONS:
Softgolf owns 35,000 sq ft of the synthetic turf that we plan to utilize for our greens. (Since we operate in a park on Government property, we are not able to use it at our current location). We plan to use synthetic turf for our greens. This will ensure that our patrons will have a nice course to play without us using water harsh chemicals or using expensive gas-guzzling machines. We also plan on using electric lawn mowers recharged with solar power panels. We also plan to have a maintenance-free driving range at our next location. We will not have to cut any grass or collect any balls. The balls will automatically return to the tee-off area via free energy. Our innovative unique method will help keep the Earth healthier and keep our operating costs lower.
OLD SCHOOL THINKING:
The co/inventor of Softgolf, Raymond Baldorossi Sr, grew up during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. He learned from a young age how important it is learn as much as you can about everything you can. He also learned that one mans trash is another man’s treasure. He is the only person that I know that would take a load of junk to the dump and come back with more than what he took there in the first place. Being a self-taught man, he used his knowledge and somebody's trash and he designed a Softgolf ball-making machine which his son, Raymond Jr., and he built in their homemade (hand dug) basement. The machine that is used to but a perfect sphere out of a cylinder of foam is made completely from repurposed 1960s parts. Abandoned washing machine, skateboard wheels, circular saw, pipes, and boards along with a little elbow grease were all used to make the machine that made the Softgolf balls. The ball machine still operates properly to this day. It was last used on February 6, 2021, by Raymond Jr. To make a prototype future Softgolf ball.
Softgolf President, Raymond Baldorossi Jr., recently designed, built, and tested a ball that he believes will last over 100 years. Having a ball that will last over 100 years, is Earth-friendly because it is not necessary to continuously use fossil fuels to manufacture more balls. It plays well, it is resistant to harsh chemicals and oils, hot and cold temperatures, UV rays, and it cleans to a new look easily. It also retains its shape very well. You can run over it with a tank and it will become oblong but quickly regain its original shape. The best thing about it is it can be mass-produced and while we are still testing it and making some small adjustments, we already have a manufacturer lined up to start making the new balls. Up until now, it has taken us over an hour to hand make each ball and they have a limited short lifespan. It has performed excellently in every portion of testing and exceeded all expected quality levels in every category of specified criteria.
We pay attention to the newest innovations. If we learn about something new that will help Softgolf operate more proficiently and cleaner we will make every effort to utilize it.
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