How to make golf courses climate resilient

Michael Robertsin Golf

On the eve of COP 27, the United Nations' Climate Change Conference, Syngenta Golf today publishes a new feature looking at solutions to help golf courses more climate resilient: How to make golf courses more sustainable and climate resilient.

Brautarholt Golf Club, Reykjavik, part of the 'Carbon Par' project in Iceland

Edwin Roald, Eureka Golf

The summer of 2022 was the hottest on record in Europe and China and the second-hottest for North America and Asia.

In a year of climate extremes, other regions suffered devastating floods and the increasing threat of rising sea levels.

How did golf courses cope globally? And how are golf businesses responding to the long-term challenges of climate change?

Syngenta Golf's new feature takes a deep dive into golf, sustainability and climate resilience to look at solutions and case studies globally, including:

  • Drought-resistant grass being used on golf courses
  • Water conservation, diversion and filtration
  • Community action to combat rising sea levels
  • The measurement of carbon sequestration to define individual course's 'Carbon Par'

Mark Birchmore, Syngenta Global Head of Marketing, Turf and Landscape, who commissioned the feature, said: "Climate change poses fundamental challenges to golf, both in terms of producing the playing conditions customers demand in order to have a sustainable business, and also adapting to change in both the environment and societal expectations.

"Our work with golf course superintendents and greenkeepers around the world provides us with a unique perspective on this challenge, whilst recognizing innovation could come from a broad range of sources both within and outside the industry.

"This feature looks at the challenges and solutions, to help all golf course businesses think about how they respond and plan for climate change."

To read the full article and watch the interviews, visit: How to make golf courses more sustainable and climate resilient

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