Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Sustainability in golf seminars in Japan hailed a success

POSTED ON March 18, 2017 @ 6:56 am

Over 400 golf club officials, golf course operators and developers attended two successful Sustainability in Golf seminars staged by The R&A in Japan and Korea this week.

A panel of leading international and local experts addressed the delegates on best practice in sustainability to encourage responsible and practical golf facility development, renovation and course management.

The expert speakers included Steve Isaac (Director – Sustainability, The R&A) Dr Micah Woods (Chief Scientist, Asian Turfgrass Center), Paul Jansen (Owner of Jansen Golf Course Design & Construction), Jonathan Smith (Chief Executive, Golf Environment Organization), Bill Coore (Partner, Coore & Crenshaw), Dr Choi Joon-Soo (Professor of Turfgrass Science, Dankook University) and Yoon Kyung Ho (Golf Course Superintendent, Jack Nicklaus Golf Club of Korea).

Dominic Wall, Director – Asia-Pacific at The R&A, said, “Sustainability in golf is an important consideration for The R&A and we are committed to supporting the adoption of best practice by golf facilities throughout the region.

“We are working with our affiliates around the world to raise awareness of golf’s responsibility to the environment and communities. The seminars were excellent opportunities to share expert knowledge and experience among the delegates.”

The seminars demonstrated sustainability solutions which are helping golf clubs to make improvements in their day to day operations while also generating discussion on golf course and club management, golf course renovation and development and tournament staging.

The events were supported by the Japan Golf Association and Korea Golf Association and follow on from the success of similar seminars in China and Thailand last year.

Andy Yamanaka, Executive Director of the Japan Golf Association, added, “I believe that everyone who attended will return to their home clubs, companies and businesses with a greater appreciation of sustainability and ideas to share with their fellow members and colleagues. We are committed to working on sustainability and helping as many people as possible to understand its importance.”

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Please enter your details:

I am interested in:

  • News
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment / Jobs
  • Grow the Game
Golf Industry Central Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Operations Central

Calls to re-circulate NZ Golf Open around the country...

A former golf board president is concerned New...

New Pro Shop Team at Windsor GC

Windsor Country Golf Club has contracted Adam and...

Nudgee GC to upgrade golf course following land resumption...

NUDGEE Golf Club has emerged from one of...

GSM awarded Morack GC management contract...

Golf Services Management (GSM)  is pleased to announce that it has been successful in winning the contract tendered by the City of...

Residential development planned beside Timaru Golf Club...

A residential development is planned at the edge of Timaru’s golf course a decade after a similar proposal was first floated. The company...

SEEKING: Night Services Manager – Royal Sydney Golf Club...

The Royal Sydney Golf Club is one of Australia’s most prestigious golf clubs. It provides a supportive workplace that values hard work,...

SEEKING: Assistant General Manager – The Lakes Golf Club...

The Lakes Golf Club is looking to recruit an Assistant Manager to work with the General Manager in managing the day to...

Salaries for U.S. Superintendents Rise 4.7% In Two Years...

Employers of golf course superintendents continue to reinforce the value they place in golf course facility leaders as the...

Jordan Spieth will grace the cover of 4 million Wheaties boxes th...

Many of the greatest American athletes of all time, including numerous golfers, have had their pictures printed on the...

Jeff Kimble appointed as Commercial Director of Asian Tour and Eu...

The Asian Tour and European Tour have jointly appointed Jeff Kimble as Commercial Director. Kimble will assume his role...

Philippine Golf Course Management Conference Drives Improving Sta...

Overall standards in course maintenance and presentation are set to improve on the back of the Philippine Golf Course...

Olympian to inspire Australian MyGolfers...

Minjee Lee has proudly put her name to MyGolf, Australia’s national junior participation program, which is jointly run by...

Find your rockstar employee, come JAM with Golf Industry Central...

Job Ad Membership  (JAM) A great new cost effective annual service is now available to you for promoting all...