COMMITTED TO GREEN
GOLF CLUB POLICY STATEMENT (DRAFT)
is proud to announce it's commitment to helping to safeguard and enhance the
natural environment. We recognise that respect for the environment goes hand in
hand with human well being and sporting excellence. In golf, harmonious integration
with nature and the wise use of natural resources are the proper goals of all
responsible managers. Our policy has three tangible directions:
- Good housekeeping: to manage
the course, clubhouse and ancillary facilities in ways to minimise the deleterious
environmental impacts and the use of natural resources.
of biodiversity: to maximise the ecological potential of the golf course.
and education: to ensure that our environmental attitude, policies and practices
are accurately perceived by the public.
implement these objectives, we will establish a "Committed to Green Team"
to coordinate and manage the project. The first task of this group will be to
undertake an Environmental Review to assess our current environmental performance
and to identify potential conservation measures.
is the Club's aim to achieve continual improvement in its environmental performance.
Our goal is to enhance both the ecological value and the recreational enjoyment
to be derived from this golf course, and to ensure that our commitment to responsible
environmental management is recognised in the wider community. We believe golf
can serve as a role model for environmental good practice. In this way [golfclub]
is Committed to Green."
is a general statement of principles, the following commitments could also be
comprehensive Environmental Management Programme will be developed to address
all aspects of golf course management, full account being taken of the needs of
golfers, staff and other interested parties.
will conform to the most up to date guidelines available on Best Management Practice
and wil comply with relevant local, national and European regulations.
management personnel will be appropriately qualified and trained for the tasks
they are required to perform and provision will be made for their continuing professional
of the Environmental Management Programme and specific actions undetaken will
be regularly communciated to staff, officers, club members and visitors.
in implementing the Environmental Management Programme will be monitored on a
regular basis and fully reviewed every three years.
of progress towards achieving environmental targets will be subject to independent