2 min read" />

Advancing Associations

DP World Tour, The R&A and PGA Tour Launch Global Amateur Pathway

4th Jun 2024

Successful GolfSixes League Grows Globally

4th Jun 2024

Kipp Popert & Daphne van Houten Take G4D Open Honours

18th May 2024

5 Pre-Season Steps for Your Golf Shop With Golf Genius

30th Apr 2024

Golfbidder Pro Expansion – B2B Pricing Tool Now Available to All of Europe

25th Apr 2024

PING Putter Line Expands With Six New Premium Models

23rd Apr 2024

Abu Dhabi GolfSixes League Grand Final Won by Abu Dhabi City Golf Club Juniors

22nd Apr 2024

PING Announced as Supporting Partner of PGA Women’s Championship of Canada

5th Apr 2024

Dr Mark Bull 3D Biomechanics Seminar – 06-07 MAY, Austria

1st Apr 2024

Andreas Kali’s Whole Istic Golf Coaching Seminar – 15-16 April, Austria

1st Apr 2024

PGA Tour Players Overwhelmingly Select Bushnell as Top Choice Among Laser Rangefinders

30th Mar 2024

Bushnell Golf Introduces Upgraded Pro X3+ Laser Rangefinder

24th Mar 2024

EDUGOLF Project Delivers Key Insights for Advancing Golf Education

20th Mar 2024

Golf Genius Report Highlights True Value of Open Events

18th Mar 2024

Mulberry Meets Performance: Sunderland of Scotland Unveils New AW24 Collection

11th Mar 2024

Easy-to-Hit G730 Irons Deliver More Distance, Maximum Forgiveness

7th Mar 2024

New Blade-Style i530 Iron Delivers Distance With Stopping Power

7th Mar 2024

Glenmuir Launch Tradition With Innovation For AW24

7th Mar 2024

PING Introduces Tour-Inspired s159 Wedges, WebFit Wedge Consumer App

14th Feb 2024

Five New Models Join PLD Milled Putter Series

14th Feb 2024
load more

Green to the Fore at BMW PGA Championship2 min read


Posted on: 23rd May 2015

Arena Group re-use initiative making key contribution to European Tour Green Drive

A new sustainability initiative is running at this year’s BMW PGA Championship, which will see the provision of over 8,000m2 of carpet, lino and Astroturf donated to local charities and community projects after the event has finished.

Initially introduced at the 2014 Ryder Cup, where 5,000m2 of materials from its temporary structures were re-used, Arena Group and Green Element – Arena’s retained environmental management consultancy – worked alongside The European Tour and Golf Environment Organization (GEO), to bring this week’s project to fruition.

The European Tour has now enlisted Arena Group and Green Element to extend the scheme to other events including the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex and the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

Dave Withey, Arena UK & Europe sales and marketing director, explains: “Many of our products have long life-cycles which means that what we can’t re-use directly at other golf tournaments and events, can be a valuable resource to locally organisations. Some of the high quality materials we offer can make a real difference to groups such as schools and charities and we are really looking forward to continuing this work with The European Tour.”

Arena Group and Green Element are calling for any local charities or organisations that would like to get involved to register for a collection by completing the short form at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ArenaWentworthPGA. Local scrap stores and charities have already expressed interest and signed up to the programme.

William Richardson, MD at Green Element, concludes: “This is a really important project and it’s vital if we want to ensure the long term sustainability of major sporting events. We’re also working with Arena Group on other projects including Wimbledon and the AEGON Championships; it’s great to see so many sporting organisations investing in sustainability and understanding the difference it can make.”

The re-use initiative is part of European Tour’s broader sustainability programme, The European Tour Green Drive, which reaches out across tournaments and the venues they are played at. The programme aims to enhance nature, conserve resources and support communities at events across the Tour’s annual schedule.

Fredrik Lindgren, Head of Corporate Responsibility at The European Tour, said: “The European Tour recognises the importance of hosting ever-more sustainable events. One aspects of this is minimising the consumption of resources, and working towards zero waste to landfill.

“The re-use initiative is one way in which we are reducing our impact here at the BMW PGA Championship this year and we are delighted to be working with Arena, Green Element and Golf Environment Organisation on this initiative, to provide local community groups with these useful new materials.”