I got a note the other day from Brendon Thomas, publisher of The Golfer’s Journal and Surfer’s Journal that I wanted to pass along. Sounds like he’s trying to get something started from a golf + environmentalism perspective and I figured starting with the hive mind of diverse professionalism that is The Refuge would be a good start.
I’m trying to connect with any individuals or organizations that endeavor to make golf (a general term, I realize) more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
For all golf’s charitable giving, I’m shocked at how little discussion, fundraising, $$, and effort is put towards sustainability, water conservation, and elimination of single-use plastics. There doesn’t seem to be any organizations dedicated to this cause?
I have a couple ideas on how to affect some meaningful change but I need to begin connecting with experts in agronomy, golf course management, design, etc. I’m hoping to do a feasibility study next year and if it goes well, build an organization devoted to lessening our impact and with the goal of transforming every golf courses to what I feel they ought to be: sanctuaries for communities and wildlife.
Do you know of anyone I should talk to?