ASGCA announces 2022 Environmental Excellence Award to Brookline
By Dave Daubert
Putterham, Massachusetts - The 2022 American Society of Golf Course Architects Environmental Excellence Awards honorees have been named. A project at Brookline has been cited for the work with ASGCA members in addressing unique environmental challenges. The program is presented by Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply.
The Environmental Excellence Awards program was introduced in 2019 to recognize innovative work being done at golf facilities to address their environmental needs. Golf course architects work with course owners, operators and managers to positively impact the game and each facility's host community.
Submissions were reviewed by a panel of golf industry and environmental leaders, including representatives of GEO Foundation, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and National Golf Course Owners Association.
"This project is a testament to the positive impact golf can have on the environment," ASGCA President Brit Stenson said. "Congratulations to Brookline on their commitment to sustainability and the team effort to improve the environmental landscape. ASGCA thanks Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply for supporting the Environmental Excellence Awards."
Brookline Golf Course- Mark Mungeam, ASGCA
The challenges were to increase community use of the golf course site, lower the use of fossil fuels and enhance the natural environment while improving course conditions. This was achieved with improved drainage, the addition of walk paths and native areas, and the addition of solar-powered robotic mowers. The team proposed the removal of culverts and restoration of open waterways on several holes to improve drainage and enhance the environment, and proposed the addition of a new pond to reduce dependence on the town's potable water.
Founded in 1946 by Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones and 12 other leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout North America. Members have completed a rigorous application process that includes the peer review of representative golf courses. ASGCA members are able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling and comprise many of the great talents throughout the golf industry.
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About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.