GCSAA's Best Management Practices initiative successfully reached it's goal of BMPs in all 50 states and has now moved on to the second phase of the initiative, adoption of facility BMPs, with the help of our generous partners.
The USGA supported funding for the Planning Guide and Template, the tool that provides the blueprint for each of the state documents, which cover key areas such as water management, integrated pest management and pollinator protection.
GCSAA provided financial assistance for the state projects via BMP grants, which were funded in part by the PGA Tour through the GCSAA Foundation. The grants assisted chapters in developing new guides, updating existing guides or for verification programs.
Others who provided support to the creation of the BMP manuals include the PGA of America, Jack Harrell Jr. and Herbert V. Kohler Jr.