Friday, 29th May, 2015

Stories tagged ‘Golf Environment Organization’


Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

BMW PGA Championship Village

Green To The Fore At BMW PGA Championship

Arena Group re-use initiative making key contribution to European Tour Green Drive


Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Peter Fjällman and Tom Mackenzie present the Harry Colt Award to Jonathan Smith of GEO

Golf Environment Organization receives EIGCA Harry Colt Award

The trophy is awarded to an organisation or individual for their outstanding contribution to golf and golf development


Monday, April 6th, 2015

(from left) Mohamed Chaibi, Association du Trophee Hassan II de Golf; Abderrafia Zouitene, Office National Marocain du Tourisme; Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive, Golf Environment Organization

Green light for Moroccan Golf Tourism Strategy

Sustainable tourism seminar concludes with the appointment of GEO to begin the process of implementing a sustainability initiative throughout the country


Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, North Berwick

EIGCA to Celebrate their 15th Anniversary in the Home of Golf

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects is returning to Scotland for its 2015 Conference which will take place from 15-18 April at the Marine Hotel in North Berwick

Solar powered golf carts

Mission Hills Haikou Achieves Coveted GEO Certified® Award

Mission Hills Haikou is the biggest single-site facility to become GEO Certified for its sustainable environmental management


Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Golf Course and Club Managers and BGL Golf Chief Executive, Colin Mayes with Jonathan Smith, GEO Chief Executive and Kelli Jerome, GEO Managing Director at Celebration Dinner at Burhill Golf Club

BGL Achieves a First for Sustainable Golf

BGL Golf has become the world’s first multi-site operator to achieve the international sustainability award, GEO Certified®, at each of its venues


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Dundonald links website

Dundonald Links Honoured to Win Coveted Sustainability Award

Dundonald Links, Scotland, is delighted to announce it has been named overall winner in the 2015 IAGTO Sustainability Awards, for its exceptional management standards


Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Global recipients honoured in 15th annual IAGTO Awards

The 15th annual IAGTO Awards have honoured destinations, golf courses and golf resorts from the US states of North and South Carolina, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Slovenia, China, Mexico, Morocco and Ireland .....read the full story »


Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club General Manager Andrew Shewbridge (centre) and the greenkeeping team hold aloft the GEO Certified flag

Aldwickbury Park Receives Accolade For Sustainable Business Operations 

Newly expanded function room positions golf club at heart of the community


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 »