The PGA of America, in partnership with the broader golf industry, is committed to ensuring that we are good stewards of the environment at our facilities. Golf courses provide green spaces for communities around the world, preserving land that could otherwise be developed and offering habitat for a wide range of plants and animals.
We recognize that each course operates in different environments, so the PGA is working with GCSAA and other leading organizations in the golf industry to ensure that courses in regions that, for example, have water scarcity concerns are finding ways to reduce water consumption or use recycled water. We are proud that many of our PGA Professionals are working alongside superintendents, club managers and owners at their facilities to integrate best management practices around energy use, water use, turf management, wildlife and habitat.
While the PGA of America doesn’t own or operate the courses where nearly all of our members are located, we are working hard to provide guidance to them to help them make more environmentally sustainable decisions at their clubs. Through our partnership with Constellation, a provider of retail energy solutions, the PGA will be working to help our members to ensure continuous improvement at sites across the country over the coming years.