Friday, 28th April, 2017

Stories tagged ‘Golf Environment Organization’


Friday, March 31st, 2017

Fife Golf Trust Fife's Buzzing project to encourage pollinators and enhance biodiversity

Fife Golf Trust delivers for golf, nature and communities

Fife has become the first local authority in the world to have all of its council owned courses achieve golf’s highest level of sustainability recognition


Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Jonathan Smith (GEO), left, and Lodewijk Klootwijk (EGCOA)

EGCOA Launch New Vision 2020 Resources: ‘Forever: Golf that Lasts’

The European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA) has launched a new key opportunity within its Vision 2020 project – Forever


Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Mohan Subramanian of Rain Bird and Sam Thomas of GEO at last week's EIGCA Conference in Spain

Rain Bird extend support of sustainable golf

Rain Bird has partnered with international non-profit, the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). This relationship will build upon the two organizations’ shared interest in creating a stronger, more sustainable future for the entire golf industry


Monday, March 20th, 2017

Andre Andrade director, international golf sales for Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., and Jonathan Smith CEO of GEO at the Jacobsen stand during BTME in Harrogate, England

Jacobsen and GEO Celebrate 10 Years of Partnership

Jacobsen announces the continuation of its support to the Golf Environment Organization

Expert panel members presented at The R&A's Sustainability in Golf seminars

Sustainability in Golf Seminars in Japan and Korea Hailed A Success

Last week over 400 golf club officials, golf course operators and developers attended two successful Sustainability in Golf seminars staged by The R&A in Japan and Korea .....read the full story »


Friday, March 10th, 2017

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Golf features in report on Global Goals for Sustainable Development

WWF report features golf industry standards and certification system


Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Presentation of Green Tourism GOLD Award to SAL (from left) Ewen Bowman, Operations Director (SAL), Steve Race, Links Management Committee Chairman, Jon Proctor, Green Tourism CEO

St Andrews Links Receives Top Environmental Award

The world’s largest sustainable certification programme of its kind, Green Tourism, whose mission is to encourage and enable people to make sustainable choices that reduce their impact on the planet, awarded St Andrews Links the GOLD award for the wide and diverse range of sustainable practices


Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Jura Golf Course (Konrad Borkowski)

Island Course Creator Has Designs on Golf Conference

The creator of one of Scotland’s newest and most remote golf courses will share the story of its development with some of the sport’s leading international designers at a major conference


Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

North Berwick Golf Club

The North Berwick Golf Club Gains International Sustainability Recognition

North Berwick Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland, has been awarded golf’s global eco-label, GEO Certified® in recognition of their commitment to nature protection, resource efficiency and community value


Friday, November 25th, 2016

Delivering the Sustainability and Golf Sessions at the EGA Annual Meeting in Barcelona were (from left) Jonathan Smith GEO; Colin Wood EGA; Richard Holland WWF; and Steve Isaac The R&A

There’s A Panda In The Room

Environmental body WWF addresses representatives of over 40 golfing nations at European Golf Association AGM


Friday, October 28th, 2016

Terre Blanche Le Château Course

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort is awarded global eco-label

Terre Blanche, a European Tour Destination, has achieved GEO Certified®, a distinction recognising the resort’s eco-friendly approach and commitment to sustainable projects


Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Castle Stuart Golf Links

Jacobsen Supports Fourth Leading Edge Series Event at Castle Stuart Golf Links

The Leading Edge Series is an educational initiative held in conjunction with a number of patrons, including Castle Stuart, GEO, Emirates Golf Club, PGA Catalunya and Jacobsen


Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The Legends at Parris Island receive their GEO Certified® Certificate. From Left to Right: Clyde Johnston, Golf Course Architect, Experience Green Board of Directors; Teresa Wade, Founder, Experience Green; Russ Hadaway, Golf Course Superintendent, The Legends; Doug Moss, Golf Course Assistant Superintendent, The Legends; Cody Carter, Assistant Golf Professional, The Legends; Andy Hinson, PGA Head Professional, The Legends; Colonel. Jeffrey Fultz, Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Parris Island (Photo by Pfc. Maximiliano Bavastro)

Legends at Parris Island Presented with International Golf Eco-label

The Legends Golf Course at Parris Island has become the first worldwide military installation golf facility to gain the GEO Certified® eco-label, the global mark for sustainable golf


Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Mungo Park

Mungo Park to Address Golf Designers Conference

The great grandson of the first Open Champion, is to address a major conference in Scotland examining past, present and future course designs and being held in Inverness on 1 and 2 March 2017 (revised dates)


Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Milestone image

Milestone in Sustainable Golf Development

Golf shows proactive leadership and collaboration as it comes together on a voluntary sustainability standard for golf developments


Monday, June 20th, 2016

Ivano Ficalbi Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa

South African golf bodies join global sustainability drive

PGA of South Africa, Club Managers Association of Southern Africa and Turf Grass Managers Association of Southern Africa, the three bodies at the heart of the South African golf industry have committed to the vision of the Golf Environment Organization


Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Howard Swan

Golf in the Olympics – a personal view from Howard Swan

The golf course architect hopes that the return of Golf as an Olympic sport will encourage the governments of the world to see the game as valuable to their natural, financial and social development and to see a chance for expansion and investment


Friday, May 20th, 2016

Presentation of GEO re-Certified® certificate to Golf Della Montecchia. (from left) Valentina Buscaini,Lyoness; Count Giordano Emo Capodilista; Paolo Casati, Club Owner, Golf Della Montecchia; Mayor Bruno Saponara; Kelli Jerome, Managing Director, GEO, and Antonio Bozzi representing Federazione Italiana Golf

GEO Certified® Golf Della Montecchia a Leader in Sustainable Golf

With two decades of experience at the forefront of sustainable golf, Italy’s Golf Della Montecchia continues to show their commitment by earning re-certification to GEO Certified®, golf’s standard for environmental and social value, following three years of continued improvement


Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Jose Maria Olazabal grasses the first green

Qatar International Golf Club Pioneering New Standards in Sustainable Developments

Doha’s revolutionary new golf project amongst leading projects seeking to become a GEO Certified® Development


Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The Leading Edge delegates outside the Emirates clubhouse

Second ‘Leading Edge Series’ Event Hosted By Emirates Golf Club

Hosted by the team at Emirates, in conjunction with GEO and supported by Jacobsen, the Desert Series was an opportunity for senior management at golf clubs across the Middle East to network and learn from each other and respected experts from within the golf industry


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Achim Reinmuth ©Mark Alexander Photography

Achim Reinmuth first to qualify for EIGCA‘s Sustainability Register

Achim Reinmuth is a golf course architect with Städler Golf Courses. His case study involved the University Golfclub Paderborn – Haxterhöhe Links, an 18 hole course he designed in central Germany and which opened in 2011


Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

(from left) Micah Woods, Dominic Wall, Steve Isaac, Sam Thomas, Pirapon Namatra, Paul Jansen

R&A steps forward to promote golf sustainability in Asia

Geared to promoting sustainable golf course design, development and management in the region the R&A is staging a series of six seminars to be held across Asia through to 2018


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

RJ National greenkeeper James Gotts proudly displaying the GEO Re-certification

RJ National Achieves GEO Re-Certified

Ransomes Jacobsen’s three-hole golf course is the first in the UK to be awarded GEO Certified® status for a third time


Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Costa Rica Country Club

Costa Rica CC Recognized for Sustainability Commitment and Leadership

Since golf’s introduction to Costa Rica in 1940 Costa Rica Country Club has been at the forefront of the game in the region


Friday, February 12th, 2016

Craig Boath, with the Carnoustie Operation Pollinator Award

Carnoustie Golf Links Wins Major National Environmental Award

Carnoustie Golf Links, a regular host to The Open championship, has been awarded a major national accolade for its work in protecting native bumblebees