Bunkers are one of the most resource intensive features of the golf course requiring a number of inputs including fuel, sand, water, seed, fertilizer, labor and lots of $.
Throughout the month of August we are inviting submissions to learn how your golf course has reduced the amount of non-renewable resources in the maintenance of bunkers.
We are looking for your examples of, but not restricted to, any one or combination of these bunker management trends:
- Using drought tolerant grasses
- No-mow bunker surroundings
- Recycled glass instead of sand
- Grey water for bunker irrigation
- Waste bunkers, grass bunkers, etc...
Here's just one example of what we are looking for.
The submission deadline is September 1st 2009, so hurry up and pass it on to your friends.
Name of Golf Course:
Your Name and Position:
How many bunkers in total on your property:
Explain what you’ve done to the bunkers to make them less resource intensive or in your eye's "More Environmentally Friendly":
How many bunkers are like this:
When did you start doing this:
Do you have any numbers of Approx. Fuel, Water, Materials or Labor saved:
What do the staff, golfers and/or management think:
Do you have photos of before and after, please attach them along with the above required information in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions will be reviewed by Turfhugger.com and Dixon Golf. The monthly winner will receive a Voucher for One Dozen Dixon Earth Golf Balls. All submissions will be posted in the monthly contest re-cap so that we can all learn from your efforts.
Thanks for being a Turfhugger and be sure to visit www.turfhugger and www.dixongolf.com often.