Lets Start With The BIZZARE! I think this article must be a joke, people don't actually think like this do they?
From the article:
"...a plan to address the course’s longstanding drainage problem by building a storm water pond by hole eight has some council members and citizens saying the city is constructing an eyesore and a health hazard that won’t really solve the problem."
“Now we’re going to have to worry about larvae, and the juvenile state of mosquitoes,” Glickert said. “I think there’s a health concern.” "He also said the water might bring in geese, an added nuisance for golfers and something parks maintenance personnel would have to deal with. And, he said, “when the water subsides and goes down in the pond, we’re going to get an odor that is rather offensive, and that’s an area where the golfers are walking.”
The Half Moon Bay Golf Course in San Mateo County brings in Recycled Water
From the article:
"A pilot program to bring recycled water to a Half Moon Bay golf course may launch a broader effort that could one day sustain farms on the coast. Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside will treat purified waste water with a portable system that will then be trucked to the Half Moon Bay Golf Links by the Ritz Carlton. The golf course uses about 30 million gallons of drinking water a year and also draws upon well water to keep the grass green, said the golf course’s operator Bruce Russell. “Not only do we have an economic interest but there are secondary benefits to the environment as well,” Russell said. “Water resources are like gold. Water is the lifeblood of golf courses.” The sewer authority is waiting for state Department of Health approval and hopes to start the program next week, said Jack Foley, the authority’s manager. The portable water truck will supply about 2,000 gallons at a time to a segment of the golf course to see how effective and safe the water will be. The sewer authority is renting the truck for a couple of months before the rainy season hits, Foley said. Construction of a $30 million recycled water plant is planned for the coast and the sewer authority is seeking federal stimulus money to help pay for it."
Go to this link for a map of the property.
Go here for a story about the West Basins plan for recycled water for a number of industries.
Near Guelph Ontario, the GRCA has begun to cut water use due to lower than average rainfall. From the article:
"The lack of rain has prompted the Grand River Conservation Authority to ask water users in the Eramosa River watershed near Guelph to take 10 per cent less water from the river. Flows on the river have dropped to about half of what they’d normally be."
"Ground Zero For Groundwater" - From the article:
"A worrying “cone of depression” sits under the vineyards and golf courses along Highway 46 East, where groundwater levels have fallen as much as 70 feet. City-dwellers who sprinkle their yards too often are hit with a $100 fine, as Paso Robles has been forced to close down some of its wells because of declining production and poor water quality."
A few efforts to green the tourney. From the article:
"Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach is the latest club to join the effort to help save the environment. Beginning Oct. 1, the club no longer will provide Styrofoam cups for players and other visitors. The club is urging players to carry a cup with a diameter of 2 inches or less in their golf bags. Cups that size will fit into the golf car cup holders. Water and ice still will be available on the courses. Also, the first 1,000 Sandridge I.D. holders who renew their 2009/10 cards beginning Oct. 1, will receive a free 16-oz. Sandridge insulated cup."
Solar Powered Tounranment? From the article:
"Evergreen Solar, a manufacturer of STRING RIBBON™ solar power products with its proprietary, low-cost silicon wafer manufacturing technology, today announced that a solar power system using Evergreen Solar panels has been installed on the grounds of the TPC Boston in Norton for the 2009 Deutsche Bank Championship, a PGA TOUR Playoff event. "
Rivianna Golf Resort hosts Green Tourney From the Article:
"The Rivanna Resort & Golf Club will incorporate the most ecologically advanced features into its design, construction and operation, including materials election and life cycle assessment of full environmental footprint of all components. Advanced energy and resource conservation systems will be employed, which both reduce consumption and operating costs. Unique sponsorship opportunities for the event include planting a native tree on site at the resort with a small plaque indicating the planting date and name of your company. A few golf hole sponsorships are also still available. The cost for a 4-some is $200 and includes golf, cart, range balls, catered lunch and a sustainable goody bag."
Also, under WILDLIFE
Deer are being culled in Mississippi.
That's about it