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Stories tagged ‘Jonathan Smith’

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 the full story »