THE R&A TO HOST SUSTAINABILITY IN GOLF SEMINARS IN JAPAN AND KOREA
11 January 2017, St Andrews, Scotland:
The R&A has invited a panel of leading
international and local experts to present at two Sustainability in
Golf seminars being staged in Japan and Korea this spring.
Following the success of similar events in China and Thailand
last year, hundreds of golf club officials, golf course operators
and developers from the region are expected to attend the seminars,
which are being supported by the Japan Golf Association and the
Korea Golf Association.
Speakers will address delegates on sustainable practice to
encourage responsible and practical golf facility development,
renovation and course management. A wide range of issues including
the social and environmental opportunities and threats facing the
development and management of golf facilities will also be
Expert speakers include Dr Micah Woods (Chief Scientist, Asian
Turfgrass Center), Paul Jansen (Owner of Jansen Golf Course Design
& Construction), Jonathan Smith (Chief Executive, Golf
Environment Organization), Bill Coore (Partner, Coore &
Crenshaw), Dr Choi Joon-Soo (Professor of Turfgrass Science,
Dankook University) and Yoon Kyung Ho (Golf Course Superintendent,
Jack Nicklaus Golf Club of Korea).
Steve Isaac, Director of Sustainability at The R&A, said,
"The seminars will provide a valuable opportunity for delegates to
learn about the challenges that face a land and community based
sport like golf.
"Expert guidance on using sustainable solutions for the
renovation and management of golf courses will be presented to
inform attendees on the positive economic, environmental and social
impacts that can result from well executed golf development."
Dominic Wall, Director - Asia Pacific at The R&A added, "The
R&A is committed to promoting the sustainability of golf
facilities and their environment and these seminars will help to
raise awareness of the opportunities that exist for establishing
best practice throughout the Asia Pacific region."
The seminars will be held at the Yokohama Country Club, Japan on
13 March and the Nest Hotel, Incheon, Korea on 17 March.
Based in St Andrews, The R&A runs The Open, elite amateur
events, international matches and rankings. Together The R&A
and the USGA govern the sport of golf worldwide, operating in
separate jurisdictions but sharing a commitment to a single code
for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment
Standards. The R&A, through R&A Rules Ltd, governs
worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, with the
consent of 152 organisations from amateur and professional golf and
on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 140 countries.
The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the
growth of the sport internationally and the development and
management of sustainable golf facilities.
For more information about The R&A visit www.RandA.org.
The R&A - Communications
+44 (0) 1334 460000