What began as a modest $200 scholarship awarded to a student in 1955 has evolved over the past 50 years into a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities directed at strengthening the compatibility of the game of golf with the natural environment. As the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the Environmental Institute for Golf relies upon the support of many individuals and organizations to fund programs and projects that help golf courses fulfill the environmental, recreational and economic needs of their communities.
The Institute is fortunate to have more than 9,000 active donors, representing each of the United States and 67 countries worldwide, supporting its efforts. The Institute funds more than $1 million annually in environmental programs, including scientific research, education, information collection, outreach and scholarships.
So what does the EIG provide to golf courses?
A ton of great resources! Click on the topics below for a great collection of Case Studies, Research Papers and Advertisements:
Integrated Plant Management
Golf Course Siting, Design and Construction
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Energy and Waste Management
Ground Water Protection
Water Use and Conservation
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