30.6.15

LUXURY GOLF RESORTS


Luxury golf resorts are an environmental disaster. Fact or fiction?
Every golfer should know the water and chemical usage of their local course.
“A Dangerous Game,” Trump National club in Bedminster, New Jersey, sucks up 50 million gallons of public drinking water a year, in a drought-prone and densely populated watershed. Yet the course pays only a fraction of the cost per gallon that homeowners pay. All so a couple of hundred fabulously rich members (the joining fee is $150,000) have intensely lush and manicured fairways year round. It’s one rule for the super-rich, and it’s one rule for everybody else.
In the case of the Las Vegas resort, they have a lake there that’s filled twice a year with 2 billion gallons of drinking water, just as a water feature for the golf course. I think there should be a ban on golf courses on that part of the world. Unless there’s a way of using artificial turf to create them, I think they are no longer sustainable and they should be shut down.
The bottom line is that these golf courses in the desert just shouldn't be built in the first place. They are completely unsustainable, they soak up billions of gallons of water, and the planet can’t afford them.
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27.6.15

THE DEATH OF GOLF


According to the NGF, a golf course in America closes roughly every two days, while just 11 courses were opened in 2014.

It takes 135,000 gallons of water daily to maintain an average 18 hole golf course. How sustainable are green fairways in light of climate change?


What are the governing bodies of golf, major tours and brands doing to meet these climatic challenges?
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SOLHEIN CUP


The Unofficial European Team Solhein Cup 'willy' t-shirt by Golf Refugees. Available in small (really), medium, large and extra large.
#golfrefugees #eurowillytee 
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26.6.15

SUNFLOWER


Heatwave forecast for parts of the UK next week. Ideal timing for our mono-printed sunflower polo.
‪#‎sunflowerpolo‬ ‪#‎golfrefugees‬
 — with Golf Refugees.
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20.6.15

STORM TROOPER


Nike don't seem to be able to help Tiger with his current woes, so we thought we'd step in and offer him our 'storm-trooper black ball'. Use the force Tiger. Hopefully George Lucas won't mind too much.
‪#‎stormtrooperblackball‬ ‪#‎golfrefugees‬
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17.6.15

CHAMBERS BAY


Golf Refugees sun lovin black ball takes a trip across the pond, courtesy of Reid Wegley, for a sunshine break at the new Chambers Bay golf course.
There's been plenty of hype about this new 'Scottish link-style course' in the mainstream golf media. Chambers Bay will host the 2015 US Open this week,
A great opportunity for our black ball to absorb some sunshine and have a blast around the course. At 7,109 yards, though playin and feelin more like 7,400 our black ball just eats courses of this length, as long as the sun shines.
‪#‎chambersbay‬ ‪#‎usopen‬ ‪#‎blackball‬ ‪#‎golfrefugees‬
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16.6.15

THE SEA


This time of year I can't help thinking about the sea.
#seapolo #golfrefugees
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