10th October 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

The International Golf Federation (IGF) has said that it will begin promoting best practice to reduce the sport's use of non-renewables, edie.net has reported. The sport has recognised sustainability as a 'core priority' and it will look to "optimise the playing quality of golf courses in harmony with the conservation of its natural environment under economically sound and socially responsible management." The measures laid out by the IGF (and its member organisations) to help golf become more environmentally responsible include:

  • A greater awareness amongst golfers and golf clubs
  • Assisting golf clubs/facilities to become more sustainable
  • Encourage golfers to 'embrace environmentally sound practice'

Back in 2005, a report by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) revealed that golfers were amongst those who thought environmental issues such as recycling were very important. 95% stated they would like their local golf course to make use of recycled materials, so long as there  wouldn't  cost implications or negative impacts.