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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An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlights the efforts by a local golf course with respect to sustainable management and Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program certification.
This article demonstrates that even modest tree removal can have a significant positive impact on the quality of turf at your golf course, the playability of the course and the view and vistas enjoyed by players during their weekly round.
This article highlights five golf courses that are implementing environmentally responsible management practices to reduce their impact on local ecosystems
From Otago, New Zealand comes a story of the municipal government funding a study to determine if a local golf course would be able to utilize effluent water as a means of irrigation for the golf course.