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R&A to fund Golf Sustainability Projects

11.41am 9th January 2020 - Management Topics

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Up to £650,000 is being provided by The R&A to fund golf course sustainability projects that are being supported as part of its Golf Course 2030 initiative.

Golf Course 2030 was established by The R&A in 2018 to address the challenges posed by climate change, resource constraints and regulation on golf course conditioning and playability and to provide best practice in sustainability to those working in golf course management.

Seven organisations will receive grant awards over the next four years to run sustainability projects and develop solutions that can be shared with golf course managers, greenkeepers and organisations involved in the maintenance and conditioning of golf facilities around the world.

The projects and organisations being funded are:

Course condition and playability

Resources

Coastal change

Steve Isaac, Director – Sustainability at The R&A, said: “This marks our initial investment in research, education and communication projects in support of our Golf Course 2030 initiative. We are funding these projects to develop best practice in sustainability and provide solutions to golf course managers that will help to sustain and improve the standard of golf course conditions and playability for the benefit of those who enjoy the sport.

“The results of the projects being funded will contribute significantly towards meeting the aims of Golf Course 2030 and provide insights to the golf industry as we consider how to address the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate, resource constraints and regulation on golf course management.”

The results of each project will be published in reports to be made available to the golf industry via The R&A website following their conclusion. More information on each project and its objectives can be found here https://www.randa.org/en/sustainability/golfcourse2030

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