Environmental Institute for Golf establishes blueprint for sustainability
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.
All too often critics and supporters want to paint a black or white picture,” Woodward said. “Nothing is an absolute. Backed by research, education and technological advances, golf has demonstrated it can be compatible with the environment. But we also know improvements can be made. The debate should not be about where we are or where we are not, but on whether there is a concerted effort for improvement. Golf’s Drive Toward Sustainability represents that effort.”