Reflecting on the issues. Celebrating leadership. Renewing commitments.
Sustainable Golf Day is a time for people across golf to come together and join in their appreciation of the environmental and social challenges the world faces, to celebrate action, and to strengthen commitments for the future.
A time to champion the leaders. A time to consider what we can all do next.
Every year, on the 18th of September, we invite anyone with a story to tell, a highlight to promote, a perspective to share or a challenge to spotlight - to use the day to get that message out more strongly across golf, and beyond golf.
Watch the video to hear the thoughts of just some of the people and organizations accelerating sustainability in and through golf. And read on below to find out what you can do...
A large, influential and high-profile global sport such as golf has a tremendous opportunity, and requirement, to step forward with meaningful collective and collaborative efforts.
GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf
Golf is preserving the natural environment, ecology and biodiversity that is under threat as more and more land is changing from green to concrete, eroding the green spaces essential to life.
Chief Development Officer
Golfers should look around them when they play a round. To be amazed by the landscape and wildlife is already the first form of action to protect ecosystems.
LET Professional and Sustainable Golf Champion
We recommend everyone to have a look at the GEO programmes because they really help you – the board of directors or the greenkeeping staff – to make your golf course more sustainable.
Netherlands Golf Federation
As we set out on this Decade of Restoration, it is critical that we protect and expand the natural habitats and ecosystems on our planet. We need everyone in charge of a green space to find a home for nature. Perhaps more than any other sport in the world, golf has a huge opportunity to restore biodiversity to courses. We’ll be watching progress closely.
Chief, Youth, Education and Advocacy
The United Nations Environment Programme
As a member of the Board of Swiss Golf, responsible for the Commission Sustainability, I try to convince all golf courses in Switzerland to join the GEO Certification effort, work with politicians and NGOs to have them recognize the importance and contribution of golf towards society.
Chairman Golf Courses & Sustainability Committee
Our ambition combines sport with Dow’s materials science expertise and knowledge of sustainable operations to reduce the carbon impact of the golf tournaments, innovate next-gen product technology solutions, spark important conversations, and amplify diverse voices in the fight against climate change.
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational and Dow Sports Marketing Solutions
Clubs and courses provide jobs and careers for local people and access for the next generation to learn about the sport and how it and its courses can promote a greener future.
Head of Agronomy
GEO is leading the way and has been for some time now. The environment and the landscape is very much what we’re involved with and it’s in everybody’s interest to do our part to support their efforts.
Senior Sales Manager
Global Business Development and Relationships
The Toro Company
The standards, certification and reporting system that underpins sustainable golf is a leading example amongst Olympic sport, and potentially a very useful model for others to explore.
Sustainability Senior Manager
The International Olympic Committee
To maintain and restore the ecological services on which we all depend (think: pollination, clean air, or water storage and supply) it is essential that managers of green spaces in urban and rural areas protect and expand natural habitats to the maximum possible.
Director of Operations and Network Development
We are encouraging our clubs and golfers to take pride and ownership in the role that golf can play in society’s wider efforts towards reducing our carbon footprint.
Chief Operating Officer
I’ve visited over 400 courses to advise on the flora, fauna and environmental issues a course may have, and then to guide them towards becoming more sustainable.
Membership Services Manager for Sustainability and Ecology