The Golf Environment Awards is now accepting entries for their 2010 awards whereby individuals and golf courses who have shown exceptional commitment to environmentally-sustainable management projects will be recognised.  

Justin Rose was recently appointed ambassador of The Golf Environment Awards 2010, which has three main categories of achievement.

The first award, entitled ‘Environmental Achievement Award’ goes to golf courses who have implemented a successful environmental management strategy, with clear dedication to controlling nature conservation, turfgrass, waste and water-use. Winners will earn a trip to the US to visit world-class golf clubs.

The ‘Conservation Greenkeeper Award’ recognizes an individual who proactively promotes environmental initiatives throughout his or her club. This winner will also get the chance to go to the US. The winner of the Conservation Greenkeeper Award in 2009 was Matt Worster, who won a trip to the US, visiting prestigious courses such as Pine Valley and Shinnecock Hills.

Finally, the ‘Environmental Improvement Project Awards’ reward those golf clubs that have shown significant improvement in the managing of nature conservation, turfgrass, waste and water-use. Each winner receives two places on STRI’s Ecology Training Course.

The Golf Course Environment Awards are managed by STRI and each entry is independently judged, not on the scale of project or financial investment, but on what the golf course has achieved and how it has benefited the environment.

Entry to The Golf Environment Awards 2010 is free and forms can be accessed and submitted at golfenvironmentawards.com. Forms can also be obtained through emailing info@golfenvironmentawards.com or by phoning 01274 518903. The deadline for entries is August 13.

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