According to a large number of environmentalists, the only thing green about the sport of golf is the course itself, and that’s only because golf courses generally use chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
It will take a lot to change their minds, but the Golf Environment Organization hopes it can.
This non-profit group is on a campaign to make golf a “sustainable” sport.
For one thing, by conserving water, in part through the use of grasses that require less water. For another, by using solar and other environmentally-friendly energy sources in clubhouses, etc.
For still another, using less chemicals and pesticides.
A lot of environmentalists may never see golf as a sustainable, given what they see as an inefficient use of land and other reasons.
What do you think? Can golf be made sustainable?
Some sports, like skiing and surfing, can’t exist unless the environment is protected. Many others, like football, basketball and baseball, draw huge crowds whose environmental “footprint” is drawing the attention of more teams and stadium owners. Whether it’s recycling a hot dog wrapper or shining a solar-powered light on the field, the sports world is turning green right before our eyes!