We’ve got golf on the brain here at Delzer. Not only do many Delzer employees enjoy playing the game, but we also enjoy printing for and supporting the sport.
In 2016 alone, we printed 900,000 scorecards for 65 different golf courses. This year two of our customers, ESPN and Northwestern Mutual, also provided us with a couple of golf sponsorship opportunities over the past week that we couldn’t resist supporting as well.
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL’S GOLF OUTING
Northwestern Mutual Greater Milwaukee’s Golf Outing benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was held yesterday. This foundation is dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.
The Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon was packed with participants eager to get out on the green. Those patient enough to wait out a short shower ended up enjoying a full day of golf.
If you attended the event, we hope you got a chance to grab some ball markers and sunscreen at our sponsored 12th hole table.
ESPN’S 2017 U.S. OPEN COVERAGE
We also had the honor of sponsoring ESPN’s coverage of the 2017 U.S. Open last week at the beautiful Erin Hills course in Erin, Wisconsin.
In case you missed it, the 2017 U.S. Open ran from June 12th–18th with Brooks Koepka capturing his first ever major championship.
Fun fact: The year that Delzer was founded (1949) Dentist Cary Middlecoff won the U.S. Open at Medinah Country Club in Chicago.
PRINTING FROM TEE TO GREEN
Now that we offer creative design services in conjunction with our digital, wide format, and offset printing, along with finishing, and distribution, we’ve truly got you covered from “tee to green” with the ability to get you what you need, when you need it–and under par.
Fun fact: We know you’ve probably been itching to know how much paper it would take to print and cover the length of a golf hole, so we did some math using the shortest and longest holes at Erin Hills.
Playing at 165 yards, Erin Hills’ par three 9th hole would require 215 sheets of 28″x40″ paper placed end to end to cover the distance. Delzer’s Komori 8-color offset printing press can print those 215 sheets in 51 seconds.
Erin Hills’ longest hole, the par-five 18th at 663 yards, would require 1,989 sheets to cover tee to green. Those sheets would print in 3 minutes and 45 seconds.
(Note: We did not calculate how long it would actually take to place all those sheets down on the holes, but we are open to volunteers to time their personal best!)
GREEN LIKE A GOLF COURSE
We are also proud to share that Delzer has recycled 320 tons of paper and corrugated cardboard in 2016. That’s 5,411 trees saved.
Each ton, or 2,000 pounds, of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution.
UNTIL THE NEXT TEE TIME
It’s hard to believe we’re already coming up on the summer solstice. Whether your cup of “tee” is to be out on the golf course or soaking up the air conditioning, let us know how we can help you with your workload so you can enjoy the rest of your summer!