Jason Straka, a principal of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, presented a seminar, Designing to Protect Water Resources, at the winter meeting of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Cape Cod. The seminar, attended by 75 members of the GCSACC, was conducted at Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.
In his presentation Straka explored several golf-course design practices which aid in the protection, enhancement and conservation of water resources during the construction and maintenance of golf courses.
“I appreciated the chance to share with the GCSAACC some ideas regarding the protection of water resources,” Straka said. “No one in the golf industry deals with this issue more than golf course superintendents, who are so knowledgeable about the challenges and details of resource management.”
Members of government, regulatory agencies, interest groups and the public have cited the availability and quality of water as the number-one environmental concern of the foreseeable future. Considering that golf courses can have a substantial direct impact on surface and subsurface water quality and quantity, designing and maintaining golf courses to use as minimal water as necessary and to protect and enhance its quality is morally, socially and economically responsible, and sometimes even required by law.
Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, named the 2013 Golf Course Design Firm of the Year by The Boardroom Magazine, strives to lead the way in establishing and implementing the best current practices in water-resource management in design.
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