This article highlights five golf courses that are implementing environmentally responsible management practices to reduce their impact on local ecosystems
The efficient and effective use of water on your golf course is not only good for the environment, it’s good for the golf course and good for your maintenance budget.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This article “The case against golf” written by Ben Adler quickly tries to point out the negatives of golf and golf courses. Personally, I love golf, I love the golf industry, I love working with the lands of the golf course to enhance its beauty, encourage its biodiversity and enjoy the sounds, sights and senses a golf course offers every day.
Oslerbrook Golf and Country Club, located in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, was built in 2004 under the watchful eye of superintendent Jason Honeyball. Sustainability was a key consideration in the design and construction processes for the new golf course. One of its founding principles included the following statement:
“…the club should be a leader and maintain environmental morals, integrity and standards and should be sustainable indefinitely…”.
The Eco Crusader:: Jason Honeyball’s quest to make his course sustainable has created a ripple effect across the industry
There may be no one that symbolizes the modern golf course superintendent like Jason Honeyball. On a daily basis, Honeyball is a businessman, an architect, a scientist and a dozen other profes-sionals. There is one moniker, however,that he would probably put at the top of that list; environmentalist.
By Jason Honeyball and research update Article by Mike Kenna from USGA
"I really liked this article from Mike Kenna because it speaks to all of us golf course superintendents. We are so dependent on our water resources to help maintain a healthy environment for our golf course and surrounding community."
The USDA Agricultural Research Service evaluated cartridge filters installed on drainage lines to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering a lake.