Could your club make a plastic free resolution?

Help reduce the amount of plastic on the golf course by nominating your golf club to the Ocean Tee Crowd initiative.

Jack Seddon's picture
Wed, 8 Jan 2020
Could your club make a plastic free resolution?

OCEAN TEE, the golf industry’s leading provider of sustainable tees, is calling on U.K. golfers to nominate their golf club as one of 25 pioneering venues that will commit to getting plastic off the course, reduce waste, slash their carbon footprint and contribute to environmental charities by being part of the OCEAN TEE Crowd initiative.

The OCEAN TEE Crowd initiative aims to use the buying power of 25 clubs across the UK to make a cost effective, sustainable statement by transitioning to bamboo golf tees for members and guests. This unique 8 week initiative pools club’s resources to make switching to the brand’s premium, durable and sustainable tees simple. This move elevates each participating clubs environmental credentials and their member’s experience.

Ed Sandison, founder of OCEAN TEE explains the thinking behind the Crowd Initiative, “We’ve had a fantastic response to our biodegradable bamboo tees since we entered the market. There is a real appetite for sustainability, and as you can see from the recent ban of plastic tees at several courses, getting plastic out of the club eco-system is a great first step. With our Crowd initiative, we’ve found a way to help more clubs make the switch to sustainable tees, but to make it a success we need the U.K’s golfers to tell their clubs that going plastic free and reducing their environmental impact is important to them.”

From 6th January to 2nd March 2020 OCEAN TEE will recruit a minimum of 25 clubs to be part of the initiative. If 25 clubs sign up within the limited 8 week period, then OCEAN TEE has committed to providing one of two complete tee packages to participants at a dramatically reduced cost. This enables clubs to remove plastic tees and wooden tees packaged in plastic from the course and benefit from a commercial package that wouldn’t be possible on a club by club basis. And with 25% of all OCEAN TEE profit going to environmental charities, clubs signing up to be one of the first in this innovative scheme will make double the positive impact.

With the OCEAN TEE crowd initiative recruiting from 6 th January 2020, the U.K’s golf clubs have a real chance to make a statement of intent for the decade to come, as Sandison concludes, “OCEAN TEE has sustainability at its heart and we’re committed to helping clubs all over the U.K. implement the small changes that can make a real difference. But we know that all change starts with a single voice. So, if any golfers want to make a difference at their club, we want them to tell the captain, the Pro or the secretary about the Ocean Crowd and encourage them to find out more about our commercially viable, environmental, sustainable initiative. With enough voices we can hit our 8 week target of 25 clubs and start making a real difference to the environmental impact of U.K. golf clubs.”

Any club interested in becoming part of the OCEAN TEE Crowd should email to reserve their spot. All that is required to confirm your place in the Crowd is a fully refundable £50 deposit.