One of Scotland’s most prestigious golf clubs, is reaping the benefits of using environmentally friendly recycled plastic as part of its course maintenance programme.
Moray Golf Club at Lossiemouth has been using recycled plastic planking supplied by Fusion Marine to reinforce the sides of a 700 yard long ditch that cuts across the course. Anti-slip grooved recycled plastic planks have also been used to form the boardwalks to all of the bridges crossing the ditch. Replacement benches have also been made from recycled plastic.
The golf club is considered to have two of the finest links courses in Scotland, with its old course featuring deep bunkers, undulating gorse lined fairways and smooth fast greens. The shorter and tighter new course is equally challenging.
According to George Paterson, golf courses manager, using recycled plastic as part of the course maintenance programme offers several advantages over more traditional materials such as wood and steel.
“Recycled plastic is very durable and will stand the test of time, whereas other materials will rot and corrode,” he said. “We opted for the material because it is environmentally friendly and very strong, which is virtually maintenance free, with the colour not fading over time.”
Stephen Divers, managing director of Fusion Marine, said, “The sheer durability and long-life of these recycled plastic products makes them much more cost- effective than wooden alternatives.
“There is an incredible diversity in the range of uses of recycled plastic for outdoor applications – for example we have supplied the product to create walkways, fences, picnic tables and benches. As well as golf clubs, our customers include caravan and holiday parks, nature reserves and visitor centres.”
Based near Oban in Scotland, Fusion Marine is a leading manufacturer of bespoke high quality equipment, particularly in the fish farming, leisure and utility industries.