The European Golf Association recognises that the quality of golf courses is fundamental to the enjoyment of golf, for players of all standards, and the successful staging of amateur and professional golf events.
Golf course architects play a crucial role in designing stimulating and challenging golf courses. Golf course managers have the same responsibility for maintaining them to a high standard.
The European Golf Association encourages the adoption of best practices for golf course development and management. The EGA supports the efforts of the professional greenkeeping and golf course architecture organisations, particularly the Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations and the European Institute of Golf Course Architects.
Golf course maintenance and design has to consider its impact on the environment.
The European Golf Association recognises that environmental issues are, and will increasingly become, relevant to the success and well-being of the game. The EGA advocates that all its Member’s golf clubs and facilities should be cognisant of their local environmental context, and seek to cooperate with government, community and environmental organisations to ensure ongoing improvements in their environmental programmes.
The EGA recognises the work of the independent, non profit body Golf Environment Organization in its efforts to support the golf sector’s environmental activities and in developing programmes that enable golf to demonstrate a credible response to environmental challenges and opportunities.
The EGA also supports and promotes the work of The R&A Golf Course Committee, which has produced extremely useful resources to promote environmentally sound and sustainable best practices for course management and development.
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