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Five facts about golf in celebration of Earth Day

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Desert Blume Golf Club

As we celebrate this year’s Earth Day, here are five facts about golf and the sport’s focus on the environment.

  1. Golf courses are professionally-managed landscapes where environmental protection and preservation are important – from using water and nutrients efficiently to implementing improved methods of erosion control.
  2. In general, the golf industry strives to deliver firm playing surfaces that are better for everyone and improve the bottom line. More than two-thirds of golf courses report that they are keeping turfgrass drier than in the past.
  3. The golf industry is continually investing in research to identify drought-tolerant grasses and improve water conservation through best management practices.
  4. Golf courses provide habitats for wildlife, including a number of protected species.
  5. Many golf courses make use of recycling programs to reduce and reuse.