Danny van Otterdijk and Chris May with the DP World container
After a successful 2022, DP World’s Second Life Container is making its return to the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
To celebrate the relaunch of the golf ball initiative in 2023, Dubai Golf has donated 3,000 golf balls to support DP World’s grassroots initiative which aims to grow golf globally, drive positive community impact and make the sport more accessible.
In 2022, DP World’s container collected 130,024 golf balls at over 30 tournaments for reuse around the world. DP World is now on a mission to collect even more in 2023.
The balls get a new lease of life at grassroots projects around the world, with DP World focusing on three key areas of growth for the sport — golf for the disabled, junior golf and women’s golf — hoping to inspire and encourage more people to take up the sport.
“I’m pleased our Second Life Container initiative is back for the 2023 DP World Tour season,” said
Daniel van Otterdijk, Chief Communications Officer at DP World, said. “Last year was a huge success, with over 130,000 golf balls collected, it’s great for DP World to play a part in growing the game of golf globally and making the sport more accessible. Thanks to Chris May and the whole Dubai Golf team for their generous donation, the balls are going to an extremely worthy cause.”
Chris May, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Golf, added: “The DP World Second Life Container was a remarkable success in 2022. So, we wanted to help DP World with its collection in 2023, by donating 3,000 used golf balls to the initiative to get this season’s collection off to a great start.