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The 10 golden rules

Golf is green – that’s true not just of the grass on which it is played. Golfers have a marked affinity for sustainability. Golf gives players numerous opportunities to behave in a “greener” way. To enable the sustainably “green” enjoyment of golf, we recommend the following:
1. Be sociable…

travel longer distances by public transport or carpool with your flight partners.

2. Be sporty…

walk or cycle to the golf course.

3. Be realistic…

don’t expect the grass to be completely green during hot, dry summers; grass is robust, while other plants required water more urgently.

4. Be considerate…

respect the habitats of animals and plants, keep away from biotopes. If your ball doesn’t stick to that rule, leave it where it is and say a quiet “bye-bye” to it as you drop another ball. 

5. Be a forward-planner…

take drinks and snacks with you on the course in reusable containers.

6. Be tradition-conscious…

sort your waste and ask the club staff to install more bins (PET, paper, other waste).

7. Be committed…

separate rubbish and, if required, ask club managers to install several rubbish bins (PET, paper and residual waste).

8. Be a trendsetter…

put up insect and bird houses at home and ask the club to do the same on the course.

9. Be thrifty…

don’t waste electricity, nor water. Even quick showers get you clean and save water.

10. Be a golf ambassador…

tell your friends and acquaintances how sustainable and healthy golf is and improve the image of our sport.

The 10 golden rules