In the past
few years increasing numbers of clubs across Scotland have been
expressing interest in environmental issues. Many are now able to
demonstrate a great deal of good practice relating to wildlife and
habitat conservation, pollution prevention, minimisation of chemical
use, best practice waste handling and disposal, and improved communication
within their clubs and with local organisations.
are undertaking different tasks and actions, depending on their
own priorities and interests. However the one thing they do have
in common is a written, well structured management plan. Each club
has such a document which covers golf course and out of play management
issues. These plans have been drawn up with input from a range of
individuals within the club, and in consultation with other organisations
like our own. It is amazing how much free advice and information
is available to clubs on such matters.
We would encourage
others to follow in the footsteps of these clubs. You too can experience
the positive benefits from addressing environmental issues at your
own pace, and through your own means. Such a proactive approach
will put your club in a stronger position with regards to the future
of your course, and the reputation of your club.
Click on these
examples to find out what they have been doing in detail.
Golf Club, West Lothian
Kilmacolm Golf Club, Renfrewshire
Elmwood College, Fife
Mortonhall Golf Club, Edinburgh