Beach cleanup during the Genesis Scottish Open
Slowly but surely, the quest for more sustainability on the professional tours is on the rise: The DP World Tour, which is otherwise busy with its LIV Golf disputes at the moment, is hosting several beach cleanups as part of a collaboration with Oceantee.
Children from the Stephen Gallacher Foundation participated in the inaugural DP World Tour Oceantee Sustainability Series at the Genesis Scottish Open.
The Marine Conservation Society first provided information about the problem of marine pollution before going to the beach parallel tothe13th hole of the Renaissance Club to conduct an analysis of the waste on the coast. Data collected during the beach cleanup will be added to a national database that will help the charity understand marine pollution. Participants in the beach cleanup included Oceantee founder Ed Sandison, DP World Tour player and former Ryder Cup star Stephen Gallacher, PGA Tour player Mackenzie Hughes, Oceantee Ambassador Inci Mehmet and DP World Tour Director of Social Responsibility Maria Grandinetti Milton.
Raising awareness of society for the conservation of the oceans
This was the first in a series of 5 sustainability activities that Oceantee will conduct at DP World Tour tournaments in the coming year. Ed Sandison commented, “This was a fantastic day. Collecting data, as the kids and players did today, is an essential part of the work that the Marine Conservation Society does. We all need to understand the impact our lives have on the ocean, and I’m pleased that through our partnership with the DP World Tour, we can raise awareness of the important work this great charity does across the country.”