Tag: sustainability

Costa Navarino_International Olympic Academy Golf Course - Troon International FABIAN SIXT

What new assignments have Troon International won from Costa Navarino?

By: 2022. 06. 28.

Troon, through its Troon International division, has been engaged at The Bay and The Dunes courses since inception. Until now, Troon International has only provided golf operations service to Costa Navarino. The range of services will be expanded…

Glenmuir Spring Summer 2023 collection Amethyst Landscape

Can you feel wellness in the new Glenmuir Spring Summer 2023 collection?

By: 2022. 06. 24.

My smart fashionista friends are predicting that viridian green and digital lavender will be the two main colors of 2023. They say those people who would like to improve their mental health, will prefer Digital Lavender since it…

La Cala Clubhouse 3_resized

What is left out of upgrading La Cala’s iconic clubhouse area?

By: 2022. 05. 30.

La Cala, the 4-star golf resort in Spain, has just completed the upgrade of its clubhouse area. I dared to think that resort owners and managers will take advantage of the opportunity to apply solutions that improve specific…

Farleigh Golf Club Operation Pollinator program 2021 Syngenta

Farleigh Golf Club won England Golf’s ‘Sustainability Project of The Year’ award

By: 2022. 04. 25.

The Royal Horticultural Society says the main problem affecting most pollinators is thought to be the loss of suitable habitat. Including forage, nesting, breeding sites, climate change, and pesticides.  Those golf clubs who are already paying attention to the above-mentioned phenomenon…

Legends Tour 2022

Where will the 3 Legends Tour events be in 2022?

By: 2022. 04. 20.

Who doesn't want to meet his favorite golfer live, even if he is over his career peak? This is why worth attending the Legends Tour in 2022. I would definitely be there also to learn something new swing…

Burhill Group_Abbey Hill_GolfCourse_AndyHiseman

How did the Burhill Group reaccredit its golf clubs as GEO Certified?

By: 2022. 04. 06.

I would say being GEO Certified should be a fundamental requirement for golf clubs. Golfers are worried about climate change. They are reducing their use of plastic, cutting food waste, and recycling, among other activities. It is really…

Green Swing tee Spring Hero

Can the Green Swing convince golfers to use bamboo-made tees?

By: 2022. 03. 17.

In the last two years, we have come across more and more companies are trying to make tees made from bamboo (e.g., OCEANTEE). None of them are specifying the species of their bamboo. The strongest bamboo is Guadua…

Antognolla Golf GEO Certified

See how Antognolla Golf has successfully achieved GEO Certified status!

By: 2022. 01. 14.

If I count correctly, Antognolla Golf is the twelfth Italian GEO Certified golf club! Antognolla Golf has: Met the required certification criteria for sustainable golf operations.Successfully completed the official third-party verification process.Successfully passed the final evaluation by GEO…

North Berwick Golf Club GM Elaine McBride

How does North Berwick Golf Club live up to its guests’ & members’ expectations?

By: 2022. 01. 10.

The North Berwick Golf Club honored double-winning European Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew by reopening a clubhouse lounge in her name last December. That’s why I thought I’d ask a few questions from Elaine McBride, the general manager…

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How does Reflo make sustainable golf apparel?

By: 2022. 01. 03.

A couple of years ago, I asked (among others) Kristin Hinze, the Global Head of Merchandising at Puma Golf, when golf clothing will be environmentally friendly and sustainable. I just met Reflo sportswear manufacturer who manufactures sustainable &…

Real Club de Golf El Prat GM Ariana Martin Balet

How will Real Club de Golf El Prat consolidate its growth in 2022?

By: 2021. 12. 09.

Early this year, we heard the good news that Real Club de Golf El Prat will implement its sustainability plan and renovate its two Greg Norman-designed golf courses ("Yellow, "Pink"). I was curious how they the current golf…

Portmarnock Golf Club 18th hole Blue

Will Portmarnock Golf Club be able to become carbon neutral?

By: 2021. 11. 29.

I am very happy to share with you that another golf club, the Portmarnock Golf Club is investing in cleaner, energy-efficient technology, and equipment to become carbon natural. To tackle climate change, carbon neutrality is a proven strategy…

The Dom Pedro Laguna Course will become the first course in Portugal to use 100 Bermuda Grass

How does Dom Pedro Laguna Course make itself more sustainable?

By: 2021. 11. 10.

Water scarcity affects at least 11% of the European population and 17% of EU territory. The demand for water will continue to grow and will put a strain on golf clubs and resorts. Climate change is worsening the…

ATA signing, Golf Saudi CEO, Majed Al Sorour and Atlas Turf President, John Holmes

Atlas Turf & Golf Saudi to develop the region’s first turf farm in Saudi Arabia

By: 2021. 10. 26.

I have just learned - at the University of Georgia's Turfgrass management certificate program - the 7 turfgrass species that are good salt-tolerant: bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass, tall fescue, creeping bentgrass, alkaligrass (Puccinellia distans), and seashore paspalum. One…

Verdura Resort golf course Kyle Phillips design

How did Kyle Phillips upgrade the golf courses at Verdura Resort?

By: 2021. 10. 20.

In 2009, Kyle Phillips has designed two 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole course for the Verdura Resort. Verdura Resort was the host venue of the 2012 Sicilian Open. The resort is a member of the European Tour…

Michael Waack Ecco Golf in the office

What motivated ECCO 25 years ago to enter the golf shoe market?

By: 2021. 10. 04.

It’s no big secret that I play golf in ECCO golf shoes. I have always been curious about how Ecco is able to gain a foothold in the international golf shoe market. That’s why I thought I’d ask…

Abu Dhabi Golf Club clubhouse

How smart will be the enhanced clubhouse of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club?

By: 2021. 09. 28.

You must have heard that Aldar Properties sold the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Complex for $49 million in 2020. The new owner is a financial investor. Following new ownership at the start of 2021, the Club is now…

Farleigh Golf Club Operation Pollinator program 2021 Syngenta

How did Farleigh Golf Club commit to the Operation Pollinator program?

By: 2021. 09. 27.

I am so excited that another golf club has committed to sustainability and environmental protection by joining the Operation Pollinator program. So kudos to Farleigh Golf Club. Back in January, I have already written about Farleigh Golf Club…

GEO-Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2nd-resized

What are the new elements in GEO’s Sustainable Golf Development Standard 2.0?

By: 2021. 09. 22.

The first version/edition of GEO's Sustainable Golf Development Standard was created in 2016. The main focus was three areas: PreparationDesignConstruction Even then, I really missed the fourth element/phase, the "follow-up." To remain relevant and stay in business golf…

Quinta do Lago South Course - 1st hole

What did Quinta do Lago spend his € 7m investment on the South Course?

By: 2021. 09. 02.

In the last two years, golf course renovations remained the most coveted actions/plans according to ASGCA. Turf conditioning and golf course design are still among the TOP 3 aspects of golfers where to play golf. Slowly, sustainability will…