The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) has launched its Golf Environment Awards for 2012, an award scheme which showcases best environmental practice at golf courses across the UK.

Each entry is independently judged on what the golf course has achieved and how it has benefited the environment.

Comprising 11 prizes, the Golf Environment Awards include an Overall Achievement accolade which was won in 2011 by Loch Lomond Golf Club who have just embarked on a study trip to Portugal as part of their prize.

The Golf Environment Awards are supported by County Turf, Ransomes Jacobsen, Everris and Syngenta alongside media sponsors Golf Monthly and Greenkeeping.

Justin Rose continues as official ambassador of the awards for the third consecutive year. In his role as ambassador this year Justin will continue to support the promotion of the awards and host a champagne reception at Wentworth for the 2011 winners.

Previewing this year’s awards, Richard Stuttard, STRI’s environmental consultant, said: “It is imperative that environmentally sustainable courses should be at the forefront of everyone within the golf industry.”

For more information on the Golf Environment Awards visit stri.co.uk

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