Golfers invited to donate their old clubs
GOLFERS in the Highlands can give their green credentials a boost by taking part in a new scheme to recycle unwanted clubs.
Clubs in the north and Glasgow will be the first in Scotland to pilot the project, which will see Highland-based charity Blythswood Care collect redundant clubs and give them a new lease of life.
The garage2green project will see better quality clubs sent to golf academies, encouraging new players to try out the game, while those that are too worn to play with will be re-manufactured or recycled.
Geoff Sampson, whose company Circulogic is behind the idea, was inspired to create garage2green by thinking of his own unwanted clubs.
"My vision for the service was born out of having a pile of clubs in my garage I'd never got round to passing on or selling," he said.
"Having worked in the waste and recycling sector for more than 20 years I was keen to set up a practical service that supports re-use and re-manufacturing."
The project, which is supported by Scottish Golf, has been awarded almost £56,000 from Zero Waste Scotland's Circular Economy Investment Fund.
* Clubs can be donated at the following golf clubs: Aigas, Bonar Bridge & Ardgay, Castle Stuart, Fortrose & Rosemarkie, Inverness, Muir of Ord, Royal Dornoch, Strathpeffer and Tain.