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2019 Golf Environment Finalists Announced

  • 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

Operation Pollinator

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.