Following a highly successful career as a professional golfer, Suzann Pettersen has established a new collaboration with the non-profit GEO Foundation, to help the mission of accelerating sustainability in and through golf around the world.
During her almost 20-year professional career, Suzann racked up 22 tournament wins and spent a total of 419 weeks in the world's top 10 before rounding off her career with one of the most memorable and iconic moments in golf, her winning putt in the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.
Putting sustainable golf on the map
Suzann is also a Dow Ambassador and the 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (Dow GLBI) was named a GEO Certified Tournament, designating it as the first-ever professional golf tournament to receive this recognition during its first year of operation and the first event on the LPGA Tour to be fully certified.
The entire team at GEO are delighted to be working with Suzann on a number of exciting sustainable golf initiatives which will help to raise awareness and drive action in a credible and positive way. These activities will also help to inspire the next generation of golfers to step forward and do even more.
Suzann had this to say following her announcement as a Sustainable Golf Champion: “As a Dow Ambassador for over 12 years and after participating in Dow's inaugural LPGA Tour tournament, the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, I really started to understand the impact and importance of Dow's partnership with GEO.
It was fascinating to learn more about all the efforts to run the event in a more environmentally conscious and community-orientated way. Then, when I saw that my home course, Oslo Golf Club, was also certified by GEO for its great work, I thought this is something I’d really like to get behind. As a mother, it is incredible how concerned you become over the future of the planet, its biodiversity, air quality and climate. These things are absolutely vital to the health and wellbeing of future generations, so we all need to do our best to make things better.