Tuesday, 28th July, 2015

Stories tagged ‘Jonathan Smith’


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Ryder Cup Sets New Standards for Sustainable Sporting Events

The 2014 Ryder Cup yet again stepped forward as one of the world’s leading sustainable events, generating significant benefits to the community and environment, a new report released this week has concluded .....read the full story »


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


Monday, January 26th, 2015

8th hole on the Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club (from left): Christopher May (Chief Executive Officer - Dubai Golf), Mustafa Al Hashimi, (Chief Executive Officer Hospitality & Leisure – wasl Asset management), Craig Haldane (Director of Golf Course Maintenance – Dubai Golf), Andrew Whitelaw (General Manager – Emirates Golf Club)

Emirates GC Becomes First Golf Club in MENA to be GEO Certified®

The annual host of the European Tour sanctioned Omega Dubai Desert Classic has become the first golf club in the Middle East North Africa region to become GEO Certified®


Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Old Course, St Andrews 17th Green in foreground

The Home of Golf earns GEO Re-Certification

St Andrews Links, the Home of Golf, has again earned the highly-regarded GEO Certified® ecolabel in recognition of its long-term sustainability commitment and achievements


Friday, October 31st, 2014

Ian Bulleid of Troon (right) and Jonathan Smith of GEO at the International Golf Travel Market

Troon Drives Further On Corporate Responsibility 

Troon has taken the next step in sustainable business ethics, embracing a credible and proactive approach to environmental enhancement and community engagement at the courses it manages and develops


Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Castle Stuart Green Award,GEO Certified ecolabel.

New Accolade Adds To Buzz Of Excitement At Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart Golf Links has scored a notable double with the award of a prestigious international sustainability accolade and the success of a flagship conservation project involving hundreds of rare bumblebees


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


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

(from left) Lodewijk Klootwijk (EGCOA); Jonathan Smith and Keli Jerome (GEO); Rod Burke, Simon Elsworth and Austen Sutton (Syngenta)

Golf Association Collaboration Aims for Sustainability Drive

A new golf industry Sustainability Drive, led by a collaboration of Europe’s leading golf associations and businesses, is set to help create great courses and strong operating businesses


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™


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


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 »