The twenty-third Golf Environment Awards (GEAs) ceremony took place at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate, on 23 January 2019.

The awards are held annually and recognise, reward and promote remarkable teams and golf courses that have successfully implemented environmentally sound land management practices at their clubs.

Here’s some of the photos from the night, click an image to open the gallery.

STRI, The R&A (lead partner), and award sponsors, Syngenta, Tillers Turf, Aquatrols, Ransomes Jacobsen, Wiedenmann, Operation Pollinator, GCMA and BIGGA, were delighted to welcome over 150 people from the sports turf industry to this year’s sustainable event.

Thank you to everyone who attended the awards. Entries are now open for 2020, click here for more info on how to apply.

In the meantime, here’s a few words from those that attended the Golf Environment Awards 2019:


“The growth in the Environment Awards is a reflection on all the hard work you and your colleagues put in. It is great to see so many organisations from across the industry come together for a common goal.


“Dundonald Links has certainly benefited from the help and guidance we have received over the years.” 

Frank Clarkson, Dundonald Links

“Thank you for a splendid evening at the Golf Environment Awards. We’re still buzzing from it and all of the Aldeburgh party had a marvellous time.” 

Mark Broughton, Aldeburgh Golf Club

“The awards event has been totally transformed since I last attended five years ago and I was massively impressed. I think that my two colleagues who had never been before had their eyes opened to the stature of the awards and how much golf clubs are doing for the environment.

“I sincerely hope that the GEAs continues to grow and gets the support from both individual golf clubs and sponsors that this competition deserves.”

Matthew Worster, Cotswold Hills Golf Club