Carnoustie, this year’s Open Championship venue, are celebrating after being among the winners at the 2018 Golf Environment Awards (GEA).
In a ceremony hosted by STRI Group and The R&A at Harrogate’s Crown Hotel, Carnoustie Golf Links were awarded Environmental Golf Course of the Year. This was achieved thanks to their incredible work within the local community and their continued environmentally conscious practices in all areas of golf course management.
Each decision at the golf facility considers the impact on the environment and each member of staff is trained to work in such a way.
Carolyn Hedley, Scottish Golf Environment Manager, said “Many congratulations to Carnoustie Golf Links for this achievement.
“This is well deserved recognition for many years of hard work introducing environmental and sustainable projects across the links courses. Sandy Reid, Craig Boath and the wider greenkeeping team should be very proud and I hope their success inspires other clubs to enter the awards next year.”
The annual Golf Environment Awards provide the platform from which the golf industry can demonstrate environmental excellence in all its forms. Established in 1995, the awards have gone from strength to strength and in 2018 attendees to the awards almost tripled in numbers.
STRI ecology consultant, Sophie Vukelic, added: “A huge congratulations to the winners and finalists of this year’s awards, you each showcase what sustainable management is within golf. The golf environment is a better place with you all working to protect it.”
Fancy having a go yourself? The entries for the 2019 Golf Environment Awards are now open and clubs, big or small, are encouraged to enter and show off their hard work. Enter today at www.golfenvironmentawards.com