The R&A will partner with STRI Group to sponsor leading sustainability event
- The R&A to sponsor Golf Environment Awards
- Awards for demonstrating sustainability in golf
- Promotes golf’s positive contribution to environment
The R&A has agreed to become a lead partner of the Golf Environment Awards (GEA).
The R&A will work alongside STRI Group to bring greater credibility and recognition to a valued and established award programme that directly promotes golf’s positive environmental standing.
The GEA provide a platform from which the golf industry can demonstrate environmental excellence in all its forms. This has been demonstrated by past finalists and can range from relatively simple but effective projects, to grand scale schemes.
The environment forms a key part of The R&A’s sustainability drive, forming an important element of its GreenLinks sustainability programme for The Open, FEGGA’s statement on Responsible Golf Course Management, the OnCourse® platform and the Golf Environment Organisation’s certification programme, GEO Certified.
Steve Isaac, Director – 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.”
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.”
Visit the Golf Environment Awards (GEA) website.