Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014

Stories tagged ‘Jonathan Smith’


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

Nacka Golfklubb Pic 1mod

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 »


Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Moon Palace and Riviera Cancun are flanked by sensitive mangrove ecosystems and the Meso-americano Reef

UN COP16 Conference at GEO Certified™ Resort

Riviera Cancun Golf & Resorts and Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, two of the Mexican Caribbean’s leading golf destinations, have become GEO Certified™, an internationally recognised award from the Golf Environment Organization .....read the full story »


Friday, September 17th, 2010

The 5th hole on 2010 Course (photo by David Cannon, Getty Images)

Ryder Cup Green Drive Enters Home Stretch

With only two weeks to go until The Ryder Cup Match, final preparations are under way to ensure the event delivers both sporting drama and environmental performance .....read the full story »


Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Golf Environment Organisation flag

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 »


Friday, November 27th, 2009

Jonathan Smith of GEO

EGCOA Conference plots Next Step towards Sustainable Golf

Delegates attending the 4th annual EGCOA conference in Amsterdam, December 2nd – 4th will have the opportunity to put questions to a panel of the world’s foremost experts on sustainable golf business .....read the full story »


Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Real World Exemplars of Sustainable Golf

European Golf Design and Golf Environment Organisation partner in showcasing sustainable golf development .....read the full story »


Friday, November 13th, 2009

Machrihanish Dunes set against the Atlantic Ocean (Brian Morgan)

Machrihanish Dunes 1: Menie Dunes 0

The official praise for Machrihanish Dunes is a stark contrast to the criticism heaped upon the Trump project in Aberdeenshire .....read the full story »


Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Ryder Cup teams up with GD Environmental

The 2010 Ryder Cup promises to be one of the most environmentally friendly in the competition’s history .....read the full story »


Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

European Golf Design and GEO Renew Partnership Agreement

EGD will be continuing its patronage of the Golf Environment Organisation with a new three-year partnership agreement .....read the full story »


Wednesday, February 7th, 2001

Scottish courses win environmental excellence award

Four Scottish golf courses have received a major Pan-European accolade for leading the way in the care of the environment