STRI Group is delighted to be joining GCMA as a Strategic Partner, offering a wide range of services and support to its members.
As a global planning, design, engineering and management business, with a highly credible team of agronomists, golf course architects and masterplanners well-established in the golf market, STRI is perfectly placed to support golf club managers with ongoing maintenance and enhancements as well as any large-scale transformation projects and operational efficiency drives.
STRI’s years of expertise, founded within the design and management of green spaces within the sports sector, delivers strategies for sports facilities and their surrounding infrastructure, as well as working within the residential, corporate and commercial space to create resilient and sustainable solutions that are not only considerate to their supporting infrastructure but mitigate the challenges being faced by climate, economic and social changes.
As managers face increasing course management and maintenance challenges with issues such as climate and legislative changes, STRI’s experience is a valuable resource for golf clubs.
Tom Brooke, GCMA Chief Executive, said: “As golf club managers, our members work incredibly closely with course managers and greens staff so being able to access the STRI’s expert support and knowledge is a clear and obvious member benefit.
“With sustainability now so high on the agenda and many golf clubs planning for the future with course development projects and investing in improvements to playing surfaces, we are delighted to be able to offer our members access to best-in-class support and we look forward to working with the STRI on a long-term basis.”
Paul Woodham, STRI’s Head of Agronomy, added: “We have worked with GCMA for many years, supporting regional education events, and firmly believe that working closely with club managers is of paramount importance, especially with the increasingly diverse requirements for sustainably managing the course agronomy and its environment.
“STRI golf course agronomy and environmental work has expanded to provide expert research and evidence-based consultancy and design support and solutions.
“STRI Group is delighted to join GCMA and we’re looking forward to strengthening relationships with its members and networks. We aim to build on members’ existing knowledge whilst introducing our wider expertise such as environmental management, water security (drainage and water harvesting), course design and construction.”
The partnership will see a host of activity and communications planned for the coming year.