Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

Stories tagged ‘Jonathan Smith’


Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive GEO; Johnnie-Cole Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships The R&A; David Brown, Environmental Advisor Royal Troon Golf Club (photo credit The R&A)

GreenLinks leads sustainability for The Open

The R&A has launched a new initiative designed to make The Open one of the world’s most sustainable sporting events


Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Steve Isaac, The R&A, Kimberly Erusha, USGA and Jonathan Smith, GEO at the Global Sustainability Standards Conference 2016

Sustainable Golf Centre Stage at International Conference

The R&A, GEO and USGA were represented golf at the Global Sustainability Standards Conference in Washington DC earlier this month


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


Monday, April 25th, 2016

The Old Course at St Andrews, the first Open Venue to become GEO Certified

All Ten Open Venues Achieve Gold Standard for Sustainability

Golf’s coveted global eco-label, GEO Certified recognises clubs which have shown a strong commitment to environmental stewardship, resource efficiency and community value


Friday, March 18th, 2016

(from left) Wang Liwei, Vice President of China Golf Association, Liang Wen Chong, Captain of the China Olympic Golf Team,Dominic Wall, Director of Asia-Pacific, The R&A

Update from Beijing – Developing the golf industry in China

Report from The R&A Seminar on Sustainable Golf Course Design, Renovation & Maintenance in Asia


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


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


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Eddie Reid

TGI Golf Partnership Managing Director Named Among ‘Most Powerful’

Eddie Reid named in Golf Inc’s top 15 ‘Most Powerful Europeans in Golf’’


Monday, November 2nd, 2015

AGIF BMI Day

Gaining Knowledge at AGIF-BMI China Golf Management Seminar

A host of expert speakers shared their knowledge with attendees at this week’s Business Management Institute [BMI] China Golf Management seminar and field demonstration


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


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


Friday, August 28th, 2015

Howard Swan

Swan Leads UK Presence at Africa Golf Summit

The UK presence at next month’s inaugural Africa Golf Summit (AGS) will be led by the Golf Consultants Association, whose chairman, Howard Swan, is one of the keynote speakers


Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

From left: Magnus Jivén, General Manager; Mårten Wallberg, GEO verifier; and Lars Knutson, Course Manager photographed by the Baltic. Ljunghusen is struggling with erosion problems

Ljunghusen Leads the Way in Sustainability

Ljunghusen Golf Club in Sweden, was the first club to achieve the renowned global eco-label, GEO Certified®; six years on, they have become the first club to be twice re-certified .....read the full story »


Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Ryder Cup logo - 2

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