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England's oldest golf course to ban use of plastic tees

England's oldest golf course will soon only allow its members to use wooden tees.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, Royal North Devon Golf Club in Northam will ban plastic tees in an effort to keep local wildlife from eating and being harmed by them. The news was first reported by the The Telegraph, which also stated that the club is believed to be the first to ban plastic tees.

“The simple fact is that plastic tees are more likely to harm the birds and animals we share our wonderful course with,” the club said in a statement.