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Title: TECHNO FIX - NEW TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE TO MAKE A GOLF COURSE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE
Authors: RAJ SHREE DAS
Keywords: Environmental Management
MEM
Master (Environmental Management)
Study Report
Carsten Huttche
2009/2010 EnvM
Issue Date: 9-Oct-2017
Citation: RAJ SHREE DAS (2017-10-09). TECHNO FIX - NEW TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE TO MAKE A GOLF COURSE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study report presents an analysis of an approach which provides information on the various technical advancements used currently in the golf industry in order to maintain safe, clean, and reliable environmental conditions in the turf. The global impact of one golf course is minimal and even if the area of all of America's golf courses were taken into consideration, the effect on the global environment would still not be an issue deemed important enough to be addressed immediately. The effect of any golf course on the local environments, however, can be devastating as it can pose a serious problem to native/local animal species (including humans), flora and fauna that occupy the area. The primary discussion of the study report is focused on various environmental parameters such as the use of water conservation devices, appropriate management of fertilizers and pesticides, waste management, and pest management in order to prove that turf which mechanizes such practices can maintain cost­ effective measures, and also, can minimize unwanted non-environment friendly resources in the courses. The secondary issue is that the research area on the environmental impact of the golf industry is not explored much, and this has lead to less eco-friendly maintenance inside the clubs. The United States Golf Association, which oversees all golfing procedures in the U.S., including various tournaments, rules and handicaps, has a section devoted to studying the environment and the effects that golf courses have on the environment. However, there is no official website and it is only when they make a major discovery that one hears about them. Technological innovations in vanous fields now lead towards energy conservation and natural ecosystem conservation and these advancements can also be applied on golf courses. The environmental impact of golf courses is studied with respect to aquatic environment, vegetation and chemical usage, and wildlife. The technical advancement in the United States of America is analysed, and for the purpose of the case study scenario, two prominent golf clubs in Singapore are considered within the scope of this study report. As two of the premium golf clubs in Singapore, Keppel Golf Club and Sentosa Golf club have been taken as examples to analyse advanced technology utilization for ensuring a safer environment in the golf clubs in Singapore. The two case studies were analysed with respect to Water Management with alternative water resources, Integrated Pest Management, Resource Management, and Energy Management. The study report also exhibits various innovative methods and practices used in international golf courses. The various strategies and the details of the technologically advanced equipment were obtained from the market leaders in designing and developing these items of equipment. The study report seeks to convey the message that proper management of golf courses is crucial in addressing a myriad of environmental challenges such as water usage, water quality, habitat and biodiversity loss, chemical use, waste, and energy use.
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