Saturday, 13th February, 2016

Stories tagged ‘Golf Environment Organization’


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


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Irie Fields Pineapples

Irie Fields Achieves New First for Golf Course Developments

Irie Fields in St Kitts is hailed as the only fully organically maintained, edible golf course in the world


Friday, January 29th, 2016

The clubhouse at Espiche Golf The Algarve

Sustainable Golf Destinations Award Launched

This new award will recognize golf destinations across the world which are collectively committed to protecting nature, using resources efficiently and providing value to the community


Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Patrick Walker, GEO and James Hutchinson, BIGGA at BTME 2016

On Course for Sustainable Golf at BTME

GEO, FEGGA and BIGGA team up to fly the flag for sustainable golf at BTME 2016 in Harrogate


Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Alan Johnston

Johnston Helps GCA Enhance Social Responsibility

The latest recruit to the Golf Consultants Association brings extensive experience in corporate social responsibility, community engagement and vocational training


Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Dr Thom Nikolai talking about generating customer satisfaction through smooth and true greens.

Learning and Sharing provides a Leading Edge

A unique educational, networking and social event for club and course managers has taken place at Castle Stuart Golf Links


Monday, October 12th, 2015

IAGTO teamed up with The Golf Environment Organization (GEO) to create specific Sustainability Awards; Jonathan Smith (left) and Peter Walton

IAGTO Sustainability Awards

Helping golf courses and resorts emerge as leaders in sustainable sport and business


Friday, October 9th, 2015

PGA Catalunya Resort Course Manager David Bataller whose dedicated team of greenkeepers have been named Champions of the Green for August 2015 by GEO

PGA Catalunya Resort named GEO’s Champion of the Green

PGA Catalunya Resort’s dedicated team of greenkeepers, led by Course Manager David Bataller, have been recognised for their continued commitment to sustainable practices by being named as Champions of the Green for August 2015


Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Steve Isaac of the R&A (right) chairs one of the working panels

Africa Golf Summit – a great success

Organisers of the first pan-African gathering in golf have hailed the event as a resounding success


Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

EIGCA members at the 2015 Annual Meeting with the North Berwick links in the background

North Berwick Stars at EIGCA 15th Annual Meeting

The recent EIGCA Annual Meeting in North Berwick drew a record attendance as delegates enjoyed a varied programme of events based at the Marine Hotel overlooking the famous North Berwick links .....read the full story »


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

IAGTO Awards logo

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

Ryder Cup logo - 2

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

GEO European Federations image

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