Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

Stories tagged ‘Jonathan Smith’


Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

A preview of the landing page for the new OnCourse® platform at getoncourse.golf

OnCourse® for a sustainable future

Significant new upgrade to sustainability solutions platform for golf


Friday, January 13th, 2017

The R&A have invited leading experts to Sustainability in Golf seminars being hosted in Japan and Korea

R&A to Host Sustainability in Golf Seminars in Japan and Korea

Hundreds of golf club officials, golf course operators and developers from the region are expected to attend the seminars, which are being supported by the Japan Golf Association and the Korea Golf Association


Friday, December 16th, 2016

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FEGGA unites European greenkeepers in strategic vision for sustainability

Under the inspirational leadership of FEGGA (The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations), greenkeepers all over Europe have come together in a pledge for responsible and sustainable golf course management


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


Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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First IAGTO Sustainability Awards

South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island has been named as the first-ever Sustainable Golf Destination of the Year in the 2017 IAGTO Sustainability Awards


Monday, September 12th, 2016

13th green of The Dutch golf course (photo credit European Tour)

KLM Open course focuses on environmental policy

The European Tour, through The European Tour Green Drive, and the Royal Netherlands Golf Federation (NGF) are both dedicated to inspiring golf clubs, golf courses and golf events to take responsibility for their environment, and supported The Dutch to become GEO Certified® in preparation for last week’s KLM Open


Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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Milestone in Sustainable Golf Development

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


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

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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