Dixon Golf to Host Recycling Event at PGA TOUR Superstore
Golf balls collected from event will be used in the Waste Management sign on the 18th hole at the TPC in Scottsdale during the WM Phoenix Open.
TEMPE, AZ, December 13, 2010 — Dixon Golf will be holding a recycling event this weekend, December 18-20 at the PGA TOUR Superstore on Shea Blvd and the Loop 101 in Scottsdale. The drive will take place during regular business hours. All the balls collected from the recycling event will go toward the 100,000-plus golf balls Dixon Golf has already collected, and be placed in Waste Management’s floating logo on the lake of the18th Hole at the TPC of Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. All told, the sign will weigh more than seven tons and consist of 144,000 used golf balls.
“It’s important for us to help people visualize just how many golf balls are thrown away each year. If 144,000 golf balls make a seven ton sign, just imagine how much landfill space the 300 million golf balls that are thrown away each year take up,” said Dixon Golf CEO William Carey.
The Thunderbirds are providing General Admission tickets to the Waste Management Phoenix Open to the first 100 people each day who donate golf balls. The PGA TOUR Superstore will also be giving each participant a $10 gift certificate to the store. The person who brings in the most balls each day will receive a pair of Member’s Club passes to the Open. Second place daily winners will receive Krank Golf drivers, a $500 value. The person who brings in the most golf balls during the event will win the grand prize, an Athlete’s Performance Package, worth $3,500 and a voucher book for $300 worth of Dixon Golf balls. The second place winner will receive an additional pair of Member’s Club passes, a Dixon Golf hat and one dozen Dixon Fire golf balls.
A person must bring in a minimum of two dozen golf balls to qualify for any prizes or giveaways.