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Sustainability in golf: the triple bottom line

KPMG Golf Business Forum 2012
Olympic golf course architect Gil Hanse joins top international experts for a special Golf Business Forum think tank on the economic, ecological and social impacts of golf. This special session is presented in association with Syngenta.


Sustainability is arguably the most important issue affecting golf development today. As new projects seek to gain permissions from local governments, and existing golf courses face up to their financial, corporate and social responsibilities, the Golf Business Forum turns its attention to sustainability and the triple bottom line – profit, people and the planet.
Does the desire to make a fast buck cloud the judgment of some developers and the long term financial considerations for a successful golf project? Why are so many new golf developments financially unsustainable? Why has golf participation gone backwards in the EMA region for the first time in 20 years? What can golf learn from other sports to drive greater demand? And are golf courses overly cautious about stating their environmental credentials and stewardship, or is the industry still making the same mistakes of the past.

The panel will include: 

  • Rhett Evans (moderator), CEO of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America 
  • Gil Hanse, President and Lead Designer, Hanse Golf Course Design 
  • Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive, Golf Environment Organization 
  • Mike Parkin, Global Head Turf and Landscape Business, Syngenta 
Discussing the many aspects of sustainability as relates to the golf industry and why this is so important to the future of golf communities worldwide as well as how the Olympics can serve as an opportunity to showcase sustainable golf.
Source: KPMG Golf Business Forum Newsalert 6-7-2012
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Effective sustainability strategy in practice: KLM Open

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The Dutch KLM Open was awarded the most sustainable golf event in Europe over 2010. The organizers of the KLM Open, TIG Sports, are proud of having achieved this. GOLFjournaal is interviewing Emilie Fokker of TIG Sports.

Positive deviance of sustainable golf

The Spanish Biogolf project
The project is founded and promoted by the FIDA, a Nature Conservancy organization in the Madrid area, supported by the Spanish Golf Federation and the municipality of Madrid. Also the Open de España is communicating the initiative. The aim of the Biogolf project is to preserve biodiversity on and around golf courses. It started with a pilot at the Centro Nacional de Golf in Madrid.

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Compare your golf course with top courses from around the world
Sustainability is arguably the most important issue affecting golf development today. A sustainable golf course is not only more efficient, it also ensures a better reputation. The Sustainable Golf Project benchmarks global golf courses on sustainability in order to help golf courses gain insight into how to become a (more) sustainable golf course.

Green Out! Caddies, players, sponsors and fans dress up in green

Best practice case study: Waste Management Phoenix Open
Every beginning of February, more than 500,000 golf fans are gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona for the best-attended golf tournament in the world: The Waste Management Phoenix Open. What makes the event different from other golf events on the tour is the strong focus on sustainability. And not only sustainability at the golf course, but the event is also focusing on the supply chain, waste management, greywater projects and involving stakeholders. This makes the Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) not only the best attended event in the world, but also one of the most sustainable events.

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