Dow and its partners are imagining better for the planet by catalyzing action in and through sport – golf, specifically. Why golf? In our eyes, the sport’s undeniable connection to the environment, whether it be land and water usage or wildlife conservation, makes it perfectly positioned to lead the way in positive sustainable action. That’s why we believe, through our ambassadors, partners and this growing platform of golf, we can not only do our own part to advance sustainability but encourage and inspire others across the sports industry to do the same.
Golf has the power to drive positive change through sustainable action on the part of golfers, gear manufacturers, course managers and tournaments. Explore this infographic to learn what the industry is already doing to make a change and learn how you can help Imagine Better for golf and for our planet – one person, one swing, one event at a time.
Dow recognizes the transformational power of sports. Sports can be a catalyst for driving innovation, inclusion and sustainability while fostering community and collaboration. With this belief as the driving force, we are proud to partner with both the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour.
Female participation in golf is on the rise. In the U.S. in 2019, 36% of all junior golfers were girls compared to 15% in 2000. As an organization that strives to champion Inclusivity this excites us – and it’s a big part of why we’ve partnered with the LPGA Tour. Through this partnership, and as a founding partner of the LPGA’s new online platform, the LPGA Women’s Network, we are committed to helping foster inclusion and diversity, inspiring curiosity with STEM, and demonstrating our commitment to sustainability in and through the country’s most popular individual sport.
The PGA TOUR like Dow is a global organization. As the leading men’s professional golf organization, the TOUR provides playing opportunities for its professionals that span the globe. Our Dow sponsored athlete ambassadors on the TOUR help tell and amplify the conversation around materials science and the unique technologies that impact the world of golf. These conversations make Dow products more tangible and relatable to golfers worldwide.
We love the LPGA Tour. And we decided to bring it to our own backyard of Midland, Michigan with the goal of making it the most sustainable, inclusive, team-oriented and dynamic event on the LPGA Tour. In its inaugural year, the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (GLBI) accomplished an unprecedented milestone as it was awarded the LPGA’s Tournament of the Year. In line with Dow’s 5-year sustainability strategy, the GLBI was the first professional tournament to achieve GEO Certification® also in its first year and the first ever LPGA tournament to achieve carbon neutrality.
With a unique team-based tournament format, the Dow GLBI brings the world’s best female golfers together and fosters a sense of community and inclusion that positively impacts people’s lives, on and off the course. #TeamUp