- Nominations announced for prestigious awards
- R&A Lead Partner for the Golf Environment Awards
- Excellence in environmental stewardship recognised
STRI has announced the finalists for the 2019 Golf Environment Awards, of which The R&A is the Lead Partner.
The awards recognise golf clubs and individuals that strive to undertake environmental best practice. Following visits by STRI ecology consultants Bob Taylor and Rowan Rumball, over 30 longlisted clubs were whittled down to 17 finalists, including one club from Switzerland.
The Golf Environment Awards 2019 finalists are:
Environmental Golf Course of the Year
Aldeburgh Golf Club
Ipswich Golf Club
Minchinhampton Golf Club
Warrington Golf Club
St Andrews Links
Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year
Les Rae – Montrose Golf Links
Phil Stain – Notts Golf Club
Mark Broughton – Aldeburgh Golf Club
Neil Sherman – Ipswich Golf Club
Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year
Wylihof Golf Club
Cotswold Hills Golf Club
Hallamshire Golf Club
Woking Golf Club
Wylihof Golf Club
Banchory Golf Club
Wigan Golf Club
Corhampton Golf Club
Golf Environment Awards judge, Rowan Rumball, said: “The range of projects has been massively diverse, and the scale is inspiring. Golf is truly leading the way when it comes to ecological and environmental commitment.”
All finalists receive free entry into the Foundation Award in Amenity Horticulture course, recognised by BASIS, as well as CPD points, and the lucky winners will be able to enjoy a European Golf & Environment Trip of a Lifetime to Portugal.
The winners will be announced at the Golf Environment Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 23h January 2019, at The Crown Hotel in Harrogate. Further information is available from STRI here.