Friday, October 17, 2008

"It's sink or swim time: Golf must push forward"

The Globe and Mail is one of Canada's few newspapers written at a post secondary reading level. The Globe is well known for its golf coverage, check it out here.

Recently an article, Click here, appeared on which evaluated directions the industry, according to the writer, should go. Here's a bit from the article:

"Environmental accountability will be so aggressive and predominant a generation from now that I suspect we'll look back and shake our heads at ourselves. Right now, only about 600 of 23,000 golf courses in the United States, for instance, have the Audubon certification for best practices in golf-course maintenance. Less than 3 per cent? That's not even close to respectable."

A little side note: Canada has approximately 2000 golf courses and at last count only 53 were Audubon Certified - just over 3% - the highest percent of any country involved in the program! Way to go eh!


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