Golf clubs and greenkeepers around Europe are invited to apply for the Golf Environment Awards 2022.
The GEAs recognise those in the golf industry that are breaking the mould and highlighting the wide-ranging environmental benefits of golf.
Entrants need to list the environmentally-friendly practices they are currently doing on their golf course and the judges will then decide which of these four categories they will be entered into – Environmental Golf Course of the Year, Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year, Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year or Operation Pollinator.
A panel of judges, selected from across the golf industry, will choose the winners from this year’s entrants.
A £750 grant will be awarded to each winner to invest into environmental and ecological projects at the club.
We encourage all clubs, however big or small, to enter. Entry is free and each entrant will be assessed upon their own merits. A shortlist of finalists will be chosen from categories’ entrants and each will receive a visit from an STRI consultant and one of our sponsors who will perform an onsite ecological and environmental assessment, using current social distancing advice from the government in relation to Covid-19.
Applications are being accepted up to midnight on 30th July 2021.
Graduate ecology and environment consultant, Meg Stone, said: “After recently being hired by STRI I am delighted that I will be joining the judging panel for the Golf Environment Awards 2022, along with Joanna Bertwistle, Ecology and Environment Consultant at STRI. We are hoping that as clubs recover from the pandemic they will continue improving their golf course for the good of the environment. We are looking forward to finding out what environmental practices are currently being undertaken across golf courses in the UK. We want to remain positive and celebrate all that is good in golf. ”