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Documenting your sustainability

Metrics help measure and communicate progress.

Barona Creek Golf Club's bermudagrass tee surrounds were removed, saving water and fertiliser inputs.  

An article in ‘Golf Course Management’ magazine, the official publication of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, outlines how you can measure and communicate concrete progress towards your sustainability goals.  Drs Wendy Gelernter, Larry Stowell and Micah Woods provide means by which you can reduce turf area, cut back on fertiliser and water use and measure the toxicity levels of applied pesticides.

The authors of this article make the salient points that without the ability to measure it, sustainability remains a confusing and frustratingly unobtainable goal and that without quantification, the evaluation and achievement of sustainability goals becomes wholly subjective.

Read the article here.