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Ocean Tee launches new ‘castle’ design

2.12pm 10th June 2020 - New Products - This story was updated on Thursday, June 11th, 2020

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OCEAN TEE, the sustainable golf company, is expanding its range of award-winning sustainable bamboo tees to include Castle tees.  

The new design will be available to purchase online from June 12 and can also be included in the company’s Crowd collection, which is designed to enable golf clubs to make a permanent switch to non-plastic tees.  

The Castle tee has been developed as a response to consumer and retail demand, with many businesses reporting that they wanted to include a castle option in the pro shop.  

Ed Sandison, founder of OCEAN TEE, said: “We get more enquiries about castle tees than anything else, so we decided to look at the feasibility of making a bamboo castle tee. We worked with our manufacturing partner to create a few silhouettes and after testing out various samples before lockdown we settled on the style we are now introducing to the range.”

The 59mm (39mm body) Castle tees, which retail at £3.99, offer a plastic-free alternative to the common castle tee currently on the market and come in the company’s familiar matchbox presentation. This can also be customised making them the perfect corporate gift or sustainable promotional item for events and tournaments.  

The Castle tees will also be included in the range offered as part of the company’s unique Crowd scheme, where golf clubs and facilities are combining their buying power to benefit from reduced costs in a bid to ban plastic tees from their courses. 

As with many businesses the delivery of the Castle tees during the pandemic has come with its own set of problems. Not only was the shipment delayed, with the road between the bamboo farm and manufacturing facility being closed for three months, but the samples in the UK self-isolated in Hertfordshire, whilst founder Ed Sandison spent his lockdown in Cheshire, during which time be claimed his first ever hole-in-one, which was widely reported in the media.

“We have been extremely lucky to be able to stick to our business plan through the last few months. We managed to deliver our first ever garment on time, as well as our first collaboration piece. The Castle tees may have come later than we hoped, but we know that there is a real demand for this product and look forward to shipping orders out as soon as possible.”

Any clubs or businesses interested in more information about wholesale pricing or the Crowd initiative, should email info@oceanteegolf.com.

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