Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014

Stories tagged ‘Golf Environment Organization’


Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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Ryder Cup suppliers and contractors team up for ‘Green Drive’

Gleneagles is buzzing with activity! From grandstands to tents and temporary buildings; to recycling, temporary power, media and merchandise, dozens of suppliers and contractors are putting things in place for golf’s greatest spectacle


Friday, June 27th, 2014

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European Golf Federations Unite for Sustainability

The game’s leading administrative bodies have launched a pioneering initiative that will help ensure the sport of golf delivers the greatest combined economic, social and environmental value in the years ahead


Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Greenkeeping team at Burhill Golf Club

Burhill Golf Club Achieves Global Benchmark In Sustainable Golf

BGL Golf reaches midpoint of campaign to become first multi-site operator with all venues GEO Certified


Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

(From left) Andy Brown of Toro with Ryder Cup player Peter Hanson and Jonathan Smith of GEO

Toro renews support for European Tour Green Drive and GEO

The Toro Company has announced its continued financial and technical support of The European Tour and Golf Environment Organization (GEO) in advancing sustainability in and through the game of golf


Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The third hole on the Sea Course overlooking the JägalaRiver estuary at Estonian Golf & Country Club, which has achieved GEO Certified™ status

Sustainability award for Estonian Golf & Country Club

Estonian Golf and Country Club, part of the European Tour Properties network, has demonstrated its dedication to sustainable business practices to earn the prestigious international mark, GEO Certified™


Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course - 2014 Ryder Cup Venue

Gleneagles boost to Ryder Cup Green Drive

Gleneagles, host of The 40th Ryder Cup later this year, has achieved GEO Certified™, the golf industry ecolabel that recognises significant contributions in environmental enhancement, resource efficiency and community engagement


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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European Golf Bodies promote ‘Grow the Game’ website

The European Tour, FEGGA, PGA’s of Europe, CMAE, EGCOA, GEO, EGIA and EIGCA, have agreed to expand and promote the `Grow the Game of Golf´ website


Monday, September 5th, 2011

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Nacka Golfklubb – GEO Certified™ inStockholm

Multifunctional golf club in conservation area secures internationally recognized eco-label


Friday, July 29th, 2011

Highlands Country Club winds through the temperate rainforest of the high Appalachians

Highlands Country Club GEO Certified

Historic golf course in sensitive environment is first to secure GEO Certified™ ecolabel in the Carolinas


Monday, June 20th, 2011

Jonathan Smith, Richard Hills and Edward Kitson with the report at Wentworth Club, on the day of the announcement of the host nation for The 2018 Ryder Cup.

Ryder Cup: Environmental successes come to the fore

Green Drive delivers a lighter footprint event, including 87% recycling rates and a 31% reduction in carbon footprint


Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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UPS & GEO awards spotlight leadership in Sustainable Golf

The sustainability efforts and achievements of three pioneering organisations and individuals were recognised at the presentation of Environmental Innovation Awards from the Golf Environment Organization (GEO) and its partner, global logistics company UPS


Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Kau Sai Chau management team receives the GEO Certified™ award. (Left to right:) Cameron Halliday, General Manager; Mike Carey, Head of Golf Operations; Christine Chan, Superintendent; Benjamin Warren, GEO Communications Director

Hong Kong course is first GEO Certified facility in Asia-Pacific

The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, one of the busiest public golf courses in the world, once a military firing range, is transformed into one of the world’s most sustainably-managed golf facilities .....read the full story »


Thursday, May 19th, 2011

EIGCA Presidents: David Krause (retiring) and Rainer Preissmann (new)

Potsdam hosts 11th EIGCA AGM and Conference

For the first time the EIGCA staged their annual gathering in Germany, having previously visited Spain, Scotland, England, Italy, The Netherlands, Ireland, and Portugal .....read the full story »


Friday, April 1st, 2011

Peter Dawson and Jonathan Smith

R&A Supports GEO with Annual Grant of £80,000

The R&A will provide a significant package of funding, worth almost £¼ million over the next three years, for the international non-profit-making body Golf Environment Organization .....read the full story »


Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Dutch GEO Certified Members

Dutch Golf Clubs Earn GEO Certified Award

More than 20 golf clubs across the Netherlands have demonstrated their commitment to sustainability by achieving the coveted GEO Certified™ award .....read the full story »


Friday, March 11th, 2011

L to R: Jeremy Slessor, European Tour Group; Edwin Roald, European Institute of Golf Course Architects; Hörður Þorsteinsson, Icelandic Golf Union; Jón Ásgeir Eyjólfsson, Icelandic Golf Union; Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Icelandic Environment Minister; Jonathan Smith, GEO; Gorazd Nastran, Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations; Dr. Keith Duff, The R&A

Icelandic Golf Makes Country-wide OnCourse™ Pledge

Sustainable golf leadership was demonstrated on an unprecedented scale today as every one of Iceland’s sixty-two golf clubs pledged to achieve the GEO Certified™award .....read the full story »


Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Jonathan Smith and Brian D Pierson.

GEO and BAGCC Collaborate on Sustainable Golf Construction

The Golf Environment Organization & British Association of Golf Course Constructors have agreed to establish a partnership that will see the bodies collaborate closely around the sustainability issues of golf construction


Friday, January 21st, 2011

Jonathan Smith (l) and incoming BIGGA Chairman Andrew Mellon

BIGGA and GEO in new Partnership

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association and The Golf Environment Organization will collaborate in promoting sustainability in golf facility management .....read the full story »


Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Asian launch of GEO Legacy Guidelines. (l – r) Ben Warren (GEO), Tom Mackenzie European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA), Annika Sorenstam, Erik Larsen - President of American Society of Golf Course Architects, and David Krause,  President of EIGCA.

Global Launch of GEO Legacy Guidance

The Golf Environment Organization’s GEO Legacy Guidance for Sustainable Golf Development has been launched at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Bangkok and the European Golf Course Owners Association Conference in London .....read the full story »


Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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Golf Federations Align in International Sustainability Drive

Five of the world’s most proactive Golf Federations are the first to announce their commitment to multiply the social and environmental benefits of golf .....read the full story »


Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Jonathan Smith of GEO

Golf Course Architects Support GEO Guidelines

The GEO Guidelines for Sustainable Golf Development received unanimous support at the World Forum of Golf Architects in St Andrews. After further consultation during the coming months, the plan is to launch the final version in the second half of 2010 .....read the full story »


Friday, March 19th, 2010

David Withers, managing director Ransomes Jacobsen at The RJ National

GEO certification for Ransomes Jacobsen’s three-hole golf course

‘The RJ National’ – the three-hole golf course, located at Ransomes Jacobsen’s European headquarters on the outskirts of Ipswich, has been certified by the Golf Environment Organization .....read the full story »