107 entries: sustainability

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Prince’s Golf Club: With the advantages of bamboo for sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 24.

Last year I talked about possible materials that could be used to replace plastic in our tees (e.g. liquid wood, bagasse, bioplastics, etc.). Now I discovered a new, suitable material for this purpose: the bamboo. Bamboo is probably…

New branded water bottles at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links

Abu Dhabi’s trio of golf clubs are all for one: sustainability

By: 2020. 02. 06.

I know it is not a totally new idea to replace plastic bottles with aluminium bottles. However, I welcome every effort that serves to improve the sustainability of the game and the golf club itself. In November, I…

Sustainability champions by GEO in 2020

Who are the sustainability champions in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 21.

In employee experience development, we highlight the importance of recognizing employees' achievements and performance. Recognition can be meaningful if we do it in a timely and genuine way. My concern with recognition is that it is not about…

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Abbey Hill Golf Centre remains committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 12. 02.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a Burhill Golf and Leisure (BGL) venue in Milton Keynes has successfully achieved GEO Certified status for another 3 years. Tony Hanson, a GEO accredited Independent Verifier, commented in the report: The management at…

New Zealand Golf OnCourse New Zealand

Massive focus on sustainability at New Zealand Golf

By: 2019. 09. 10.

I was very pleased to hear that New Zealand Golf in cooperation with New Zealand Golf Industry Council and the Golf Managers Association of New Zealand has launched a new national sustainability initiative. They want to drive their…

Dom Pedro Golf Victoria 13th hole

What is the sustainability strategy of Dom Pedro Golf?

By: 2019. 08. 26.

Recently, I heard of Dom Pedro Golf has installed an innovative new water management system that is 23% more energy efficient. This made up my mind and asked Simão da Cunha (the Head of Golf Operations at Dom…

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The Prince’s Golf Club is committed to sustainability

By: 2019. 08. 15.

I hope the stunning, new photos of Prince's Golf Club's Himalayas golf course will not distract your attention from to focus on a more important achievement of the club. Namely, Prince's Golf Club has recently retained its GEO…

Costa Navarino Bay Course clubhouse at sunset

Can Costa Navarino keep its sustainability principles?

By: 2019. 07. 09.

Sustainability and environment committed golf club management is not just an option, but a fundamental, mandatory principle. Today it is not enough to achieve the Golf Environment Organization's OnCourse Certificate. When you are renovating your clubhouse or building…

The 2019 Solheim Cup & Earth Day & Gleneagles

The 2019 Solheim Cup in the lure of sustainability

By: 2019. 04. 23.

The Gleneagles Resort the host of the 2019 Solheim Cup has been dealing with sustainability for a long time. They understood very soon that landscape is key to the 'Gleneagles experience'. The Golf Environment Organization released approximately two…

Education City Golf Club John Deere sustainability solution for golf clubs

What can John Deere provide to golf course sustainability?

By: 2018. 10. 08.

The brand new Education City Golf Club (the soft opening will be in this month) is showing another example that they keep their promise regarding the sustainability of its golf courses. Just before the soft opening of the…

Le Golf National has retained GEO (sustainability) certification

Commitment to sustainability at Le Golf National is not a whim

By: 2018. 08. 23.

By completing and the new and improved OnCourse® program, Le Golf National has expressed its commitment to sustainable business management. As a matter of fact, Le Golf National has retained its GEO certification. Recently, Ryder Cup Europe and The Ryder Cup Organising…

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Sustainability: How can golf clubs beat plastic pollution?

By: 2018. 06. 05.

I am sure that you have heard of how serious is the plastic pollution worldwide. If not, then let me give you some insights: 91% of plastic waste isn’t recycled. And since most plastics don’t biodegrade in any meaningful…

IAGTO Sustainability Awards Golf della Montecchia Italy

The winners of the 2018 IAGTO Sustainability Awards are…

By: 2017. 12. 12.

I assume when you first hear IAGTO, sustainability does not come to your mind. Although this is the second year when IAGTO recognizes golf clubs and resorts for their sustainability efforts with the IAGTO Sustainability Awards. They claim…

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Waste Management Phoenix Open’s approach to sustainability

By: 2017. 11. 30.

Early this year, I have already shared with you that the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open (held February 2-5th, 2017) will be an official pilot of the new sustainability standard for golf tournaments of the Golf Environment Organization. Now, I can…

Howard Craft Burhill Golf & Leisure

Learn 7 ideas from Burhill Golf & Leisure about sustainability!

By: 2017. 07. 13.

Last month, I had the chance to report about 5 Burhill Golf & Leisure venues who were recertified by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). Recently, I made an interview with Howard Craft, the general manager of  Wycombe Heights Golf…

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Will the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open pass the sustainability test?

By: 2017. 02. 01.

Tomorrow will kick off The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. The Organizers are expecting to have over half a million spectators. We could think for a while that this is going to be another Waste Management…

How to achieve sustainability with limited cash flow?

By: Jonathan Smith 2016. 04. 27.

Jonathan Smith is the Chief Executive of GEO (The Golf Environment Organization) the not-for-profit organization dedicated to working with the golf industry to drive sustainability in and through the sport. Jonathan has worked in the golf industry for…

Why should golf course sustainability be taught?

By: 2016. 03. 21.

I hope it is obvious that sustainability should be on top of golf courses' priority list in 2016 and in the future as well. It happens in cases of far-seeing ideas and concepts that we feel like we…

Why sustainability is critical for the growth of the game?

By: Rich O'Brien 2015. 12. 07.

Last time, my guest writer Rich O'Brien (from Charleston Golf News) wrote about the importance of women's participation in golf. Today, he will discuss the question of the sustainability of the game. I recently interviewed Rand Jerris, Ph.D. the…

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Think ahead with the Glenmuir Autumn Winter 2020 Collection!

By: 2020. 02. 11.

Recently I read that the traditional resource of four natural fibers, cotton, wool, silk, and flax is limited. The apparels of the Glenmuir Autumn Winter 2020 Collection are combining sustainable luxurious natural fibers and technical fabrics with contemporary…