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The 2023 Golf Season is Approaching

For some, golf is a year round sport with mats, wooly hats and a flasks of coffee is the norm throughout the winter months in the UK. However, for golfers like myself the season doesn't start until March, when the weather improves and summer greens make a return across the country. Lighter nights are starting to creep in and the once distant memory of mid-week evening golf is feeling like a possibility in the not too distant future.


At Tidal Links we've been very busy in the background pulling together our wholesale orders for the 2023 season, which will be fulfilled over the next couple of months. We have some exciting announcements coming soon with some iconic golf clubs choosing to stock our products this season and existing customers looking to expand their offering. Fantastic to see the level of support and interest in our range of sustainable products.

 

What to Expect in 2023 from Tidal Links

  • Further expansion of our product line - based on feedback from customers, we've new product launches planned throughout the course of 2023. Make sure you subscribe to our mailing list to take advantage of early product releases. Subscribe here.

  • Supporting golf clubs and businesses with beach cleans and litter pick events - more to come in this space, but we are in the process of shaping our beach clean initiative over the course of 2023, as we look to engage with both golf clubs and organisations to help clean up effected areas.

  • Regular newsletters on various topics both inside and outside of golf - this weeks blog commences the start of a weekly blog post. We hope you enjoy the content and feel free to get in touch on any topics that interest you or let us know what you would like to see more of.

 

New Fabrics - Same Attitude to Sustainability


In the coming weeks, we will be introducing a new Ocean Canvas range of fabrics, which are 100% recycled and made from a combination of post-consumer plastic and plastic that has been recovered from the ocean. This fabric has a soft but heavy handle and has the feel of a woollen blended canvas, despite being made from 100% recycled plastic. These fabrics will come in a range of colours and work really well with our head covers. More to be shared on this in the March newsletter.

 

Customer Spotlight


A big thanks again to Dave Kerr and the rest of the team at Morton Golf for their continued support. As they did in 2022, Morton Golf are again using Tidal Links accessory pouches as part of their customer welcome packs for the 2023 season. This year they've opted for the deep black fabric from our sea range, which contrasts well with the white a gold Morton Golf embroidery. You can find out more about Morton Golf at https://mortongolf.com/ and the various golf tours that they have on offer.

Morton golf accessory pouches made using recycled ocean plastic
 

A New Member of Team Tidal Links


Welcome Murray Patterson, PGA head teaching professional at Cruden Bay Golf Club, whom many will recognise as the face of MAP Golf. Murray is going to be helping out on the business development side, with his expertise in the golf industry. Murray was recently voted as one of the UK's top 50 golf coaches by Golf Monthly magazine and we're delighted to have Murray onboard.

Murray puts out regular content on his Instagram channel, with swing tips, drills and lesson packages that can be both in person at the Cruden Bay teaching studio, or online via Skillest.

 

Environmental Efforts


Using the East Ayrshire town of Stewarton as an example - despite being situated 10 miles from the coastline, plastic and other waste materials that enter the Annick Water river have a very good chance of making it to the Firth of Clyde. Mismanaged plastic waste in Stewarton is classed as Ocean Bound, which is a direct source of the plastic waste we find all over our coastlines and out at sea.


Tackling the source of the problem is key to solving the issue; however, sparing a few hours to help collect some litter through the many groups set up across the UK, who have all the necessary protective equipment available is a great way to make a difference and build a sense of community amongst local people. It's fantastic to see local groups such as Stewarton Against Litter taking action and really making a difference to not only help keep areas looking tidy, but also help prevent plastic and other waste entering out waterways, having a positive impact on both a micro and macro level.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089850480999

Check out the Marine Conservation Society website which helps you search for organised beach cleans near you throughout the year. All beach cleans conducted under the Marine Conservation Society detail what has been collected at each beach clean location, which provides key information that can be analysed and interpreted.

 

Wishing you all the best for the up and coming 2023 season.


Kind regards


Kevin



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