"You couldn't see the sand," she recalls, still sounding incredulous. "It was completely white."
White with golf balls. "You looked down and you're like, 'What are you doing here?' "
Golf balls are coated in a thin shell of polyurethane that degrades over time, releasing toxins into the water. Not to mention the plastic parts that can break off and get swallowed by sea creatures, or worse.It's not a good thing—despite the very soothing video—and it's just another example of the younger generation forced to clean up the mess made by those that came before them.
There were thousands of them. "It felt like a shot to the heart," she says.