23 entries: "GEO Foundation"

Ballyshear Golf Links 14 Short low angle

The Lido-inspired Ballyshear Golf Links is ready to impress you!

By: 2022. 12. 01.

I see that C.B. MacDonald designed The Lido (the long-lost Long Island course) not only impressed Mike Keiser's two sons, Michael and Chris, but also the developers of Ballyshear Golf Links (Ban Rakat Club, Thailand). The 18-hole Ballyshear…

Golf It! inside

Can Golf It! make golf more inclusive and accessible?

By: 2022. 08. 16.

Stephen Smith, the chief neuroscientist at PSYenz, recommended once ‘Sell the lifestyle, not the health, benefits of golf’. He believes promoting immediate returns such as being out in the fresh air or meaningful time with the family or…

EIGCA AM2022 - Jason Straka ASGCA, Tim Lobb, EIGCA

Where is the EIGCA action plan & recommendations to tackle climate change?

By: 2022. 07. 14.

In recent years, the efforts of Sentosa Golf Club have impressed me the most as they try to make their operations environmentally friendly and sustainable. The 2022 EIGCA Annual Meeting was held from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th…

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…

2022 Porsche European Open with PGA Tour stars

What are the 5 reasons to visit the 2022 Porsche European Open in June?

By: 2022. 05. 05.

I know there is a difference between the size of the prizes at the BMW PGA Championship ($8 Million) and the Porsche European Open (1,75 Million Euros; June 2-5; Green Eagle Golf Courses’ Porsche Nord Course). For the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

London Golf Club golf course bunker close look

When will the London Golf Club achieve carbon neutrality?

By: 2021. 06. 17.

Who will be the first carbon-neutral golf club: London Golf Club (UK) or Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore)? Regardless, who will be the winner, we have to look at sustainability as a matter of value creation, not value preservation.…

Troon Abu Dhabi Gazelle at Saadiyat

5 best practices to consider for golf club leaders

By: Francisco de Lancastre David - Cluster GM, Troon Abu Dhabi 2020. 10. 12.

A year ago, I asked Francisco de Lancastre David as the new cluster general manager of Troon Abu Dhabi (=Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club) about his future plans in the new position.…

Sentosa Golf Club announces partnership with GEO Foundation

Sentosa Golf Club sets an example, in sustainability for Singapore

By: 2020. 07. 28.

I just read the Climate Action Tracker report on Singapore. There was nothing bright in it on Singapore. It says Singapore’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) emissions target is very weak compared to currently implemented policies. We rate Singapore’s NDC 2030…

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…

OnCourse Online Program by the GEO Foundation

What are the new benefits of the OnCourse program?

By: 2019. 12. 12.

The GEO Foundation has just announced the latest updates and changes in its OnCourse program. These are the new features of the OnCourse program: Annual Sustainability Scorecard - tracks the 32 Sustainability Metrics for Golf, giving clubs easy access…

Ben Styles VP Golf at Hoiana Shores Golf Club Hoiana Integrated Resort

Here is how Hoiana Shores Golf Club preparing for the opening

By: 2019. 10. 02.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) really arouse my curiosity. This is why I thought to ask Ben Styles (Vice President of Golf at Hoiana Shores…

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…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club 11th hole and the clubhouse

What will impress us at the Hoiana Shores Golf Club?

By: 2019. 09. 04.

The opening of the Vietnamese, US$4 billion mega-resort Hoiana Shores Golf Club is almost here. The Hoiana Shores Golf Club will welcome golfers from 23 September, pending a grand opening in early 2020. The pins will instead be…

Vidago Palace eco-friendly

Where are the eco-friendly Portuguese golf clubs?

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I would like to believe that we golfers recognize the efforts of golf clubs who are trying to manage an eco-friendly golf club operations. Sustainable golf tourism is not another popular trend, but it must be a top-top…

Royal Portrush GEO Certified logo

How Royal Portrush makes its golf club sustainable?

By: 2019. 07. 18.

I know how much you are focusing on the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but let's recognize the golf club's sustainability efforts as well. The noble issue of sustainability is not new to Royal Portrush that situated…

OCDev-Public Golf Facilities-kids

How to make public golf facilities sustainable?

By: 2019. 03. 26.

When I read recently the Golf Environment Organization's (GEO) ‘Sustainable Golf Development – Public Facilities Guidelines’ Olivier Denis-Massé's (Chief Marketing Officer, French Golf Federation) guest article came to my mind. In regarding hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup, he…