While the PGA of America is taking steps to ensure continuous improvement of our sites, it is important to recognize other stakeholders and their roles in this commitment:
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has been producing Golf Course Environmental Profile reports since 2006. This program has developed a comprehensive environmental profile of golf courses in the United States. The profile provides data on land use, management of natural resources and environmental stewardship associated with golf courses across the country. The organization is also working on developing Best Management Practices for facilities at the state level.
The Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. The EIFG works to provide funding and resources to support research, education and environmental programs to make a positive difference at golf facilities. PGA of America COO Darrell Crall serves as the PGA’s representative on the EIFG Board of Trustees.
The United States Golf Association (USGA) has nearly a 100-year history of helping golf facilities in their management practices. Using science-based principles and innovation, the USGA develops sustainable management practices to benefit golf in turfgrass and resource management, environmental protection and economic viability. The USGA is the leader in providing funds to support scientific research and has contributed more than $40 million to academic institutions. The advancements are distributed directly to golf facilities through the USGA course consulting services and education and outreach programs.
We hope to continue to collaborate with these organizations and others into the future, and share with our members the important work underway across the industry, so that the game of golf continues to make positive contributions around the United States and globally.