GreenClub’s ambitious plan to power golf venues into the next generation is set for an extra boost after teaming up with Azalea.
As well as reducing energy costs and delivering new revenue streams, GreenClub’s vision is for golf to eventually become a carbon neutral sport as it aims to invest in partnerships with venues to generate electrical energy through solar installations.
There is no capital outlay for the clubs in the installation process on clubhouse roofs or suitable ground-mounted sites. There is also the added incentive of raising extra income with the sale of surplus energy, which is generated over a long-term contract.
Initially operating in Great Britain and Ireland, GreenClub already has plans in place to expand into Australia and USA, which provides access to 24,000 golf clubs.
Azalea has established itself as one of Europe’s leading specialist agencies, working with some of the continent’s major national and regional tourist boards, flagship resorts and leading brands in both golf and tourism.
Liam Greasley, chief executive at GreenClub, said: “I do believe that GreenClub’s proposition could be the difference for many clubs between remaining open and having to close their doors.
“Our ambition is to become the premier renewable energy company in golf and beyond. We want to partner with people who see the real value of working with us and we want to engage with as many clubs as possible. So we need to communicate that message effectively and we believe Azalea’s expertise in this field will pay dividends.”
Azalea’s director, Andy Barwell, added: “The golf industry has faced various challenges in recent times. But the GreenClub proposition addresses them and could be the game-changer for so many clubs and resorts, as well as the obvious huge environmental benefits.
“It’s an exciting project to be involved with and we look forward to spreading the message as far and wide as possible.”