Golf courses and other sports turf management and maintenance procedures can be environmentally unfriendly. To ensure your golf course is following best practice guidelines to keep our environment safe, avoid these common mistakes when performing turf maintenance.
George Waters, Manager of Education for the USGA Green Section has written about the alternative sources available to golf courses and the need to reduce the use of potable water for irrigation. Read his article here.
Druids Glen Golf Course in Covington Washington was designed to capture all rain water that hits the property and use only this rainwater for irrigation. Read how and why!
Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington North Carolina, host of the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship, has made it part of the club’s legacy to implement measures, including giving away 218 acres as a conservation easement to protect a delicate shellfish estuary, to conserve the quality of area water from being contaminated by activities both on and off the golf course.
Water is a valuable resource that needs protection and conservation. Golf courses and other turf playing surfaces need water to survive so conserving water and protecting water quality is imperative.
This document outlines the water use management policy adopted by the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association and by many of the national golf associations including NGCOA, Golf Canada and the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA). The policy document is focused on conservation, best practices in water management and the protection of water quality.
This article and the related video focus on the efforts of golf courses in California to reduce water consumption by reducing the amount of turf on the golf course. It also highlights the efforts of the local Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) to provide golf courses with a rebate program for every acre of irrigated turf removed from the golf course.
In this video, Andrew Brown of the Toro Company discusses the way in which golf uses water in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
This publication is a reference guide to the identification and chemical treatment of turf diseases. The initial pages deal with the chemical treatment of turf generally before providing detailed discussion on the identification, treatment and expected results for 26 common turf diseases. This guide is meant for professional turf managers and is not recommended for weekend gardeners.
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