Huntercombe wins Operation Pollinator Award
Huntercombe Golf Club in Oxfordshire has won the prestigious Syngenta Operation Pollinator Award, picked up by Course Manager, Grant Stewart, at the industry’s premier STRI Golf Environment Awards.
Presenting Huntercombe with the Operation Pollinator Award during BTME in Harrogate, Syngenta Business Manager, Sarah Hughes (above with Grant), highlighted how the club that consistently ranks in the top echelons for course quality and unique playing experience, was at the same time providing an extremely valuable and widely recognised ecological resource.
The winners of other Golf Environment Awards announced at the glittering BTME celebrations were:
Ecological Project of the Year
For golf clubs who have implemented a successful ecological project, with clear objectives and targets that contribute to a better environment.
- Canterbury Golf Club (pictured, Canterbury Golf Club biodiversity specialist, Anthony Dance)
Conservation Champion of the Year
Outstanding individuals who make significant contributions to the success of environmental and ecological management making a positive impact on the surrounding landscape and biodiversity.
- John Milne, Garmouth and Kingston Golf Club (pictured)
Sustainable Project of the Year
Golf clubs who have implemented a successful sustainable project with clear objectives and targets that contribute to a more sustainable environment.
- Royal Dornoch Golf Club (pictured, Deputy Course Manager, Scott Aitchison)
International Environmental Golf Course
Golf clubs outside of the UK that brilliantly demonstrate efficient management across nature conservation, turfgrass, waste and water.
- Golf della Montecchia, Italy
UK Environmental Golf Course of the Year
Golf clubs in the UK that are leading the way in sustainability across nature conservation, turfgrass management and waste and water management.
- Colmworth Golf Club (pictured, club co-owner, Tilly Vesley)
All winners were rewarded with a £750 grant to help fund further ecological and environmental projects at their clubs; a visit from an agronomic consultant, entry to the Foundation Award in Amenity Horticulture Course and promotional materials to celebrate their success.