The partnership recognises the shared values that exist between the two organisations towards environmentally and socially responsible golf course management.
Speaking on behalf of Bernhard and Company, Managing Director, Stephen Bernhard said "The company is firmly committed to supporting a more environmental approach to golf and our partnership cements this."
"This partnership is a clear indication of our commitment to support golf as it strengthens its environmental and social responsibility."
The funding support will enable Golf Environment Europe to:
• undertake the late stage development and launch of the new web based Environmental Resource Centre for Golf, this is a collaboration between academic and research bodies (golf's Innovation and Technology Network) to collate and disseminate technical environmental information to practitioners;
• continue to administer the European Forum for Golf and Environment, which regularly brings together stakeholders in the golfing and environmental sectors to discuss policy and strategic projects on environmental issues;
• further contribute to, and improve, environmental communications and information exchange on golf environment issues.
"We are delighted to have established this partnership with Bernhard and Company," said Jonathan Smith of Golf Environment Europe."
"Not only has Bernhard and Company recognised the need for the golf industry to take effective action on environmental issues, but it also provides one of the very solutions that assist course managers in maintaining healthy turf.
Research has proven that sharp blades play a significant role in plant health, by reducing damage to leaf tissues. We believe that Bernhard sharpening products can play an important part in environmentally responsible turfgrass management."
"We commend them on their commitment to support golf's efforts in this field, and to continue to play a leadership role in a more sustainable approach to golf course maintenance in the future."
For more information about becoming a Patron or Technical Supporter, and about the Environmental Resource Centre, please contact Jonathan Smith, Golf Environmental Europe at +44 (0) 1620 850 659, or email jonathan@golfenvironment