The R&A seems intent on ensuring golf remains as green a sport as possible with the announcement of two further Sustainability in Golf Seminars set for Japan and Korea in March this year.
A panel of experts will spearhead the seminars set for Yokohama Country Club, Japan on 13 March and the Nest Hotel, Incheon, Korea on 17 March. The Japanese and Korean Golf Association are backing both events, which follow on from similar seminars in China and Thailand last year.
Expert speakers include Dr Micah Woods (Chief Scientist, Asian Turfgrass Center), Paul Jansen (Owner of Jansen Golf Course Design & Construction), Jonathan Smith (Chief Executive, Golf Environment Organization), Bill Coore (Partner, Coore & Crenshaw), Dr Choi Joon-Soo (Professor of Turfgrass Science, Dankook University) and Yoon Kyung Ho (Golf Course Superintendent, Jack Nicklaus Golf Club of Korea).
“The seminars will provide a valuable opportunity for delegates to learn about the challenges that face a land and community based sport like golf,” said Steve Isaac, Director of Sustainability at The R&A.
“Expert guidance on using sustainable solutions for the renovation and management of golf courses will be presented to inform attendees on the positive economic, environmental and social impacts that can result from well executed golf development.”
Dominic Wall, Director – Asia Pacific at The R&A, said: “The R&A is committed to promoting the sustainability of golf facilities and their environment. These seminars will help to raise awareness of the opportunities that exist for establishing best practice throughout the Asia Pacific region