Learn how golf clubs can deal with climate concerns

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There is still time to book your spot at the GCMA’s final National Education Day at Walton Heath later this month…

Concern over the fate of the planet is growing – and the climate crisis is going to hit the golf industry just as strongly as other parts of our lives.

The hottest summer in nearly half a century may be behind us, but drought restrictions and hosepipe bans remain in force as the legacy from scorching conditions linger.

It’s likely we’re going to face many more years of this in the decades to come and clubs are going to have to cut down on the water they use and find more environmentally friendly ways of managing their courses.

Sustainability is one of the most important issues facing golf clubs today and it’s only going to grow in significance. But without good decision making plans, and a good structure at your club that facilitates that, nothing meaningful can be achieved.

In the final GCMA National Education Day of 2022, both these topics will be put centre stage at Walton Heath on November 23.

The R&A’s director of sustainability, Arlette Anderson, will be joined by Dr Marie Athorn, business conversation advisor for the RSPB, to discuss your clubs can understand the impact they have on their environment, how to plan for the future, and practical ways of making changes.

Eddie Bullock and Jerry Kilby, both leading experts on governance, will also talk about how boards and committees can make better decisions – taking the audience through case studies from clubs and how lessons were learned.

The event is open to non-GCMA members and the association are particularly keen for volunteers, members of golf club committees, and boards – as well as anyone else interested – to attend.

The event at Walton Heath is £50 for GCMA members and £95 for non-members. To sign up, register here.

By GCMA Content Team

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