R&A to partner Golf Environment Awards

The R&A will work alongside the Sports Turf Research Institute to develop the awards programme that promotes golf’s positive environmental standing.

The environment forms a key part of The R&A’s sustainability drive, FEGGA’s statement on Responsible Golf Course Management, the OnCourse platform and the Golf Environment Organisation’s certification programme, GEO Certified.

Bob Taylor, head of ecology at STRI, said: “There is no better time to become involved in the Golf Environment Awards now that The R&A has come on board. They will bring fresh ideas and enhanced recognition that will elevate environmental awareness and excellence at golf club level.”

Steve Isaac, director of sustainability at The R&A said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Golf Environment Awards and celebrating the success of initiatives which have sustainability in golf as a primary consideration.”

The winners of the 2017 Golf Environment Awards will be announced during Harrogate Week.