For consumers everywhere, making more sustainable and plant-friendly options has become more of a priority. We all want to help the environment in every way possible – including our golf games. Did you know that golf isn’t as ‘green’ as you might expect?
If you are looking to become more environmentally conscious during your next round of golf, then we’ve got you covered. Here are three ways you can make your golf game more eco-friendly.
- Bamboo Golf Tees
Did you know that billions of golf tees get lost every year? Whether this is just golf players leaving them behind after they have teed off, or it’s from them getting broken and having to remain in the ground, golf tees are one of the main causes for many golf games not being eco-friendly.
Any plastic item left behind doesn’t do the earth any good and that is where bamboo golf tees come in. Bamboo golf tees are ideal for any golfer looking to protect the environment whilst they play. As well as being biodegradable and considered the ‘green’ version of this product, they are also just as hard-wearing. Bamboo is grass, meaning that it’s more flexible and overall, just as resilient as generic plastic golf tees.
- The Grass Is Always Greener
Have you ever wondered how a golf course always looks so fresh and lush? It could have not rained for days, and yet your local golf courses will still have perfectly green grass. Unfortunately, this is another way that golf courses are not entirely sustainable or eco-friendly. In order to keep the grass looking its best, many chemicals and pesticides are used.
The mixture of fertilisers, herbicides, and other, nasty chemicals is extremely bad for the planet, but also for the golfer. Breathing in all these substances can create a number of health problems for the person playing golf, and its nearby residents.
Naturally, this has meant that many golf courses have resorted to becoming ‘untreated’, and focusing on giving back to the planet. To do this, they have started using alternative water sources, switching from potable tap water, to recycled or untreated wastewater, thus becoming a lot more green. Now, many courses are also choosing to use more natural, less chemical-heavy ways to keep their grounds lush, rather than resorting to more harmful products.
- Sustainable Golfing Accessories
As well as swapping out your golf tees for a better, more sustainable option, you can also do this with all of your golfing accessories. For example, there are plenty of sustainable clothing brands on the market right now, making it super easy for golfers to embrace becoming more eco-friendly whilst playing their favourite sport. Using fibres such as lyocell, hemp, organic linen, and organic wool, many professional and intermediate golf players have chosen to represent these brands over their more synthetic counterparts.