Golf has a compelling story to tell. Golf provides enduring environmental, economic and social values to communities. Professionals within the game, along with enthusiasts who enjoy the game, have the responsibility to tell golf’s story so that individual businesses can prosper and the game can flourish in the future. Land use expectations, water for irrigation, managing storm water runoff, energy consumption, and nutrient and pesticide use are some of the issues that golf faces. Regulatory and legislative pressure is increasing. Yet, because golf courses are professionally managed, they can provide valuable green space within a watershed and community. These are important messages in light of these challenges.
With the help of the Foundation, GCSAA continues to be a voice for the superintendent profession and the industry by telling golf’s story on a national level.