The terrible bush fires here in Australia have been hard to fathom in terms of size, intensity and destruction. Huge swathes of land have been scorched to the ground, taking with it our beautiful forests, a billion animals, countless properties and dozens of human lives.
Our cover image for Volume Six, featuring a golf ball found and photographed by @golfrhino after the California wildfires in 2016, is suddenly all too relevant again. Golf is not immune from climate change. I’ve been told countless times that it’s best not to talk politics in the golf industry, for fear of offending someone ‘important’. But that fear is nothing compared to what’s coming if we don’t clean up our act as a global community.
We are considering our own impact and what changes we can make going forward. But for the immediate term we want to help the current fire victims in some small way. It is daunting to think about a disaster at this scale, but we’ve been inspired to see so many small businesses doing what they can to offer people around the world a creative way to help.
For the rest of January we will be donating 100% of the cover price of all Volume Six online sales to bushfire relief efforts.
We have also set up auctions with some of our friends and partners – please view and bid below! Please also spread the word to anyone who might be interested so we can donate some meaningful money to this cause.
As always thank you for your support!