Many outside the game see golf as – at best – a negative for the environment and there is no doubt the game has some significant questions to answer about issues such as water and chemical use. But there is another – mostly hidden – way that golf is less than environmentally friendly and it comes in the form of the humble golf tee. The predominantly plastic or hardwood device millions of golfers use to begin almost every hole they play is actually a needlessly damaging piece of equipment and this week's Good Good guest is doing something about it. Ed Sandison formed his company Ocean Tee Golf in 2018 with the aim of reducing the use of plastic tees and instead replacing them with a bamboo version. Having had some success, the company has now begun manufacturing apparel with plans to expand even further.
Links mentioned on this episode:
As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (discount page)
Ed's company Ocean Tee Golf
Adrian Logue's brilliant piece on The Match 2 logo
The new podcast Rod talked about, Jon and the Futurenauts