The Duke’s Course, St. Andrews, has received the Environmental Excellence Award 2002. The award is distributed by the Committed to Green Foundation, a pan-European body formed from the European Golf Association, to encourage good practice of environmental golf management and promote the shared responsibilities and goals of golf courses and the natural landscape. Only 15 courses throughout Europe have attained this distinction. The award was presented by Deputy Minster for Environmental and Rural Development, Allan Wilson, MSP, to Course Manager for the Duke’s Course, Owen Browne.
“As part of a golfing community with such historical significance as St. Andrews,” said Owen, “we felt it was important for us to be at the forefront of the environmental standard and we’re happy to be the first golf course in Fife to receive this honour. On a more personal note, we have spent five years working towards this achievement, and I am thrilled that the Duke’s greenskeeping team, a vital network within the course that is often hidden behind the scenes, is receiving the recognition they so richly deserve.”
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