GCSAA, through funding from The Environmental Institute for Golf, will embark this spring on a study to evalutae the environmental performance of golf courses.
The Golf Course Environmental Profile will be a multi-year project designed to collect information about golf's playing surfaces, natural resources, environmental stewardship efforts and maintenance practices. The goal is to provide golf course superintendents and other facility personnel a tool that will assist in management plans and give GCSAA guidance in what kinds of programs and services the association can offer in this area.
"Organizations such as the USGA Green Section, GCSAA, universities and private industry have funded and administered research that has been invaluable for the game. We know that golf courses are compatible with the environment," GCSAA President Tim O'Neill, CGCS, says. "But we also know there are gaps in the data, especially in the collection of aggregate golf course information. We believe the data will be helpful on many fronts."
The Toro Foundation, through The Institute, is providing a grant that will cover a large part of this project's funding. "We are fortunate for the support of The Toro Foundation to help fund this important project," O'Neill says. "The Toro Co. and its foundation are tremendous partners of GCSAA and The Environmental Institute for Golf."
To read the complete news release on this project, click here.