Monday, February 2, 2009

Bulgaria needs more golf courses?

For a country who has seen a fair bit of drought in the past I was surprised to see they are considering the construction of 26 new golf courses. Check out these stories here, and here to see the motivation behind this artificial golf boom.

A little background info, here's Bulgaria.


This map demonstrates just one of the key contributing factors to drought in the region, historical precipitation deficit.

The reason for me pointing this out is to demonstrate how our industry is still making mistakes, and these mistakes reflect on the whole, even those who are going above and beyond industry standards to preserve fresh water. I hope that Bulgaria learns from the experiences in Australia, Spain, Greece, America and Canada.

1 comments:

February 3, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Here's an example of our industry leading the way in irrigation efficiency.

http://www.bunkershot.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3948:gcsaa-research-profiles-water-use-on-golf-courses&catid=61:golf-news-wire

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