Promoting sustainability in golf is the main driver of our business

This isn’t really about tees.
OCEAN TEE is all about positively disrupting the golf industry to create a drive and focus towards sustainability.

We want to support and showcase innovative processes, textiles and materials that produce high performance golf products without impacting the environment. We want to highlight golf as a forward thinking and modern sport and in doing so open it up to a wider and more diverse audience. We want to help fund charitable initiatives and educational courses that are directly tackling plastic pollution and protecting marine environments. We want to work hand in hand with tournaments to help reduce their footprint but also maximise the opportunity they have to make a positive statement to a global audience.

Personally, I want to help build a positive company that provides a platform for sustainable innovation in golf products. The tees we believe are the catalyst.


Ed Sandison, Founder

Our focus

Performance

Create premium quality products designed purely with the game in mind that will continue to perform over time. Buy less but buy better.

Sustainability

Our products each have their own sustainable story and provide a platform to showcase innovative processes, textiles and materials.

Our values

Bold

Making noise is good when it has a purpose. We want our products to stand out and start conversations.​

Transparent

We provide as much detail as possible on the make up of our products, our internal processes and ideas. We are open to hear your feedback, challenges and suggested improvements.​

Supportive

Through our charitable donations and our use of suppliers that are developing pioneering processes and materials we want to provide a platform that encourages innovation and action.

Too much plastic
Over c500m tonnes of plastic is produced every year and if current rates continue this will almost double over the next 30 years.
Single use plastic
Plastic can be a great material, for example when used to produce medical devices and lighter, more fuel efficient transportation. However c40% of all plastic produced is used unnecessarily to create products with a single use and a lifetime of minutes.
Not enough recycling
Once discarded, only c10% of plastic is being recycled, with c10% being incinerated and the remaining c80% either accumulating in landfills or remaining as litter and polluting natural environments - unfortunately 8 million tonnes of plastic ultimately ends up getting washed into the ocean each year (the equivalent weight of 175 billion golf balls every year!)
Impact on the Ocean
Immediate impacts of plastic waste:
Entanglement and starvation of marine life leading to death.
Impact on the Ocean
Immediate impacts of plastic waste:
Sunlight and oxygen being physically blocked from corals which dramatically increases the chance of disease. Coral Reefs provide a vital underwater ecosystem, have significant commercial value (estimated at £6 trillion each year) and provide jobs, food and coastal defence for c500million people worldwide.
Impact on the Ocean
Long Term impacts of plastic waste:
Over time plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller particles known as microplastics and these then get distributed throughout the water column, resulting in the accumulation of high levels of chemical contamination. Microplastics have been found on the top of Mount Everest and at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Reactive Solution
Physically collect and retrieve waste or install systems to intercept waste before it enters the ocean.
Proactive Solution
Improve waste management systems and recycling.
Proactive Solution
Improve product design and increase the use of alternative materials to reduce the amount of single use plastic produced.
Proactive Solution
Support research.
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Too much plastic
Over c500m tonnes of plastic is produced every year and if current rates continue this will almost double over the next 30 years.
Single use plastic
Plastic can be a great material, for example when used to produce medical devices and lighter, more fuel efficient transportation. However c40% of all plastic produced is used unnecessarily to create products with a single use and a lifetime of minutes.
Not enough recycling
Once discarded, only c10% of plastic is being recycled, with c10% being incinerated and the remaining c80% either accumulating in landfills or remaining as litter and polluting natural environments - unfortunately 8 million tonnes of plastic ultimately ends up getting washed into the ocean each year (the equivalent weight of 175 billion golf balls every year!)
Impact on the Ocean
Immediate impacts of plastic waste:
Entanglement and starvation of marine life leading to death.
Impact on the Ocean
Immediate impacts of plastic waste:
Sunlight and oxygen being physically blocked from corals which dramatically increases the chance of disease. Coral Reefs provide a vital underwater ecosystem, have significant commercial value (estimated at £6 trillion each year) and provide jobs, food and coastal defence for c500million people worldwide.
Impact on the Ocean
Long Term impacts of plastic waste:
Over time plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller particles known as microplastics and these then get distributed throughout the water column, resulting in the accumulation of high levels of chemical contamination. Microplastics have been found on the top of Mount Everest and at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Reactive Solution
Physically collect and retrieve waste or install systems to intercept waste before it enters the ocean.
Proactive Solution
Improve waste management systems and recycling.
Proactive Solution
Improve product design and increase the use of alternative materials to reduce the amount of single use plastic produced.
Proactive Solution
Support research.
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Charity Partners

We donate 25% of corporate profits to charities that are focused on tackling plastic pollution and promoting the health of marine environments, either through research, education or active events and initiatives.

In addition we partner with charities within the golf industry that share our values.

We are always looking for passionate people and organisations to support so please do get in touch with ideas.

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