England Golf and GEO form partnership31st August, 2012 by Rebecca Haydock
The body that runs amateur golf in England, England Golf, has teamed up with the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO).
The partnership will see both organisations working together to encourage clubs to participate in the online guidance programme, GEO OnCourse and to attain golf’s international ‘ecolabel’, GEO Certification. The partnership is also set to boost England Golf’s endeavours to establish leadership in environmental enhancement and corporate responsibility.
The collaboration follows on from England Golf’s existing work in the field such as the continued support of technical research, collaborations with the government on key policy issues and the education of clubs and golfers through seminars and workshops. England Golf club services manager Paul Keeling expressed his enthusiasm about the project and the progress that the partnership has created:
“The GEO OnCourse programme complements our existing suite of guidance and resources, helping clubs practically as they work toward achieving the ecolabel,” he said. “We particularly like the fact that now, clubs can easily and publicly take action that benefits their business, and attain official recognition of their environmental efforts.”
Jonathan Smith, GEO chief executive, added: “We’ll be working hard to encourage and support as many golf clubs in England to put themselves OnCourse – for free in only a few minutes – and then become GEO certified in the years ahead, which will be a visible testament to the leadership England Golf has taken around sustainability.”