During my year as ASGCA President I am proud to be working with our members and other partners in promoting the 'value of the golf course,' an effort to demonstrate the benefits individuals and communities provided by the course. The three pillars of this value - environmental, social and financial - cannot be emphasized enough.
The Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) is leading a coalition to examine existing best management practices (BMPs) and will identify practical performance statements for the entire golf facility as part of Golf's Drive Toward Sustainability. Five committees have been created to collaboratively identify, review and establish BMP performance statements relevant nationwide.
The Golf Channel today reported on the formation of We Are Golf. In a media roundtable earlier today, the author quoted CEO of The PGA of America Joe Steranka:
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America announced today that it’s philanthropic organization, The Environmental Institute for Golf, will “create and lead a program that will provide the golf industry with a sustainable approach to golf facility management.”
Mark Woodward, CEO of the GCSAA, aims to make improvements in the way that golf courses manage and conserve their natural resources. The three most pressing issues facing golf facilities today are water conservation, water quality protection and energy conservation.