30.7.15

BLACK BALLED


The ball on the left is the original Guinness World Record holding black ball designed by Golf Refugees. The ball on the right is a Nike copycat idea. I know 99.9% of Americans will not believe this.

GQ USA magazine featured the original black golf ball 2 years before the Nike one.

‪#‎golfrefugees‬ ‪#‎originalblackgolfball‬
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27.7.15

EXPRESS YOURSELF


Golf balls don't have to be boring.
Use 360 degree golf ball decoration to express your personality.
‪#‎golfrefugees‬
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24.7.15

NEW BROOM


If Golf Refugees were the governing body of golf:

Blood tests for doping would be mandatory

More variety on major tours; including 9 hole rounds, street golf events, night golf etc

Changes to the format of tournament week, no practise rounds, more opportunities for professional golfers to encourage and coach young players

Publication of annual water and pesticide usage by all golf courses
Major championships only allocated to golf courses who advocate a sustainable future with plans to reduce water and pesticide usage

New regulations for golf equipment to use recycled and biodegradable materials

Pathway to equalise prize money for male and female golfers

Board of the R&A to be truly representative
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21.7.15

CRADLE TO GRAVE


Two questions rarely considered by golfers in the 21 st Century when buying a new polo shirt.
1) Is it manufactured by high-polluting-coal-fired-power-stations?
2) Where will it end up?
‪#‎golfrefugees‬
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YOU'RE AN AMATEUR


I was hoping that you'd know better than that
I was hoping but you're an amateur
I was hoping that you'd know better
But I've been wrong before - Aimee Mann

Are fame, fortune, gambling and adultery overrated? The best story from The Open Championship is the enhanced status of the amateur.
#amateurpolo #golfrefugees
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15.7.15

WHAT A WEEK


20 years ago at St Andrews Golf Refugees met Acushnet CEO Wally Uihlein and putter guru Scotty Cameron to discuss our aerofoil-composite-prototype-driver and then watched John Daly lift the claret jug. What a week.
#aerodriver #golfrefugees 

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12.7.15

ECO GOLF RULES


In 2014 Golf Refugees submitted the following 'eco golf rules' to the R&A for consideration.

Eco Golf Rules:
1. All tournament approved golf balls (and clubs) should contain a minimum 25% recycled materials.
2. All tournament golf courses to submit and implement detailed five year plans to recycle water and reduce overall water consumption and pesticide usage by 5% per annum.
3. All tournament officials to wear uniforms made from recycled materials and/or meet carbon neutral manufacturing status.

Climate change is a reality and outside sports such as golf will be affected. Golf Refugees believe the governing bodies of golf should be discussing and implementing measures to position golf as a proactive sport in terms of sustainability and environmental responsibility.

The R&A have initiated a certification programme called 'GEO' for golf courses. However this process does not include any requirement for planned water and pesticide reduction.

Younger generations are more environmentally conscious and sports who provide a similar mindset will be more likely to attract their attention.
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