Golf tournaments from iconic to amateur can showcase sustainability and climate action to strengthen connections with partners, fans and communities, and to make a positive difference.
From bamboo golf tees, carbon reduction and ethical procurement through to comprehensive strategies for leading tours and major tournaments, here is a snapshot of examples from around the world.
Many more will be available in the weeks ahead and you'll also be able to share yours.
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational 2019
Professional and amateur tournaments around the world are stepping forward to drive positive change when it comes to staging, hosting and delivering a lasting legacy.
The OnCourse tournaments programme can help accelerate your commitments and results, providing strategy, toolkits, ideas and support - on the way to becoming GEO Certified, to reward your efforts and underpin credible communications.
Find out more about OnCourse and GEO Certified
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
The Dow GLBI put social and environmental responsibility at the heart of the tournament from year one and became the first GEO Certified Tournament on the LPGA Tour.
The Ryder Cup Green Drive is a sustainability strategy aimed at minimizing the environmental footprint, maximizing community benefits and inspiring others at each European edition.
Fans, sponsors, professional players and suppliers all have a vital part to play by collaborating for the greater good of the game and it's exciting to see more tournaments proudly embracing sustainability and climate action.
Browse some of the OnCourse and GEO Certified events around the world. The full directory will be online soon.
The European Tour Green Drive is a strengthened commitment to sustainability with a vision to become a showcase for social and environmental responsibility.
The Ladies European Tour initiative Celebrating the Green presented by Dow aims to champion environment, climate, and community action across women’s golf.
Our vision is that this initiative will inspire and educate operations partners and sponsors to adopt more sustainable practices and help set a benchmark for other tournaments.
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational & Sports Solutions
The R&A's commitment to only host The Open at GEO Certified venues has been very well received and is a good match with The Open GreenLinks initiative.
Former Director of Sustainability
WM and the Thunderbirds are proud to become the first tournament to maintain its GEO Certified® status for four years.
Chief of the Thunderbirds
WM Phoenix Open
We are now looking at how we can build on this platform and energise stakeholders to identify and deliver further sustainable benefits.
Foshan Golf Club
We will continue to innovate and push the boundaries of sustainability in our bid to deliver the most value we can in the local area and be a leader globally.
Vice President of Operations