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T

he recent Golf Industry

Show in San Diego saw the

introduction of a new book

from the ASGCA Foundation,

Golf & Water: Case Studies in

Water Stewardship.

With reference to numerous golf

courses that have a positive impact

on the management of water in their

communities, the book examines

the relationship between golf and

water, and provides guidance on

innovative paths to responsible

water stewardship.

“This book will help those

who develop land—and make

decisions about how golf fits into

a community—see how golf is

committed to good stewardship

when it comes to water, our most

vital natural resource,” said ASGCA

President Steve Smyers, ASGCA.

Whistling Rock Country Club in

Korea and Charleston Springs Golf

Complex in Monmouth County, New

Jersey (see boxes) are just two of the

many golf courses profiled in

Golf &

Water

where ASGCA members have

embraced the challenge to positively

affect water use through innovative

design solutions.

The book also includes a section

on innovations in the making that

considers some new approaches to

the management of water resources

in golf, plus an irrigation checklist

with guidelines of how to proceed

with the installation or renovation of

an irrigation system.

With financial support from The

Toro Foundation and Rain Bird,

Golf & Water

has been developed by

the ASGCA Foundation, which was

established in 1973 to help fund the

research of golf course design and to

disseminate that information to those

interested in designating green space

for recreational purposes.

Golf & Water

continues the more

than 40-year commitment of the

ASGCA Foundation to support golf

and the environment,” said ASGCA

Foundation President John LaFoy,

ASGCA. “The ASGCA Foundation

is thrilled with the reception

Golf

& Water

received at GIS and is

proud to shine a light on the work

of this industry in meeting the

challenges of water management

and conservation.”

Golf & Water

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ASGCA

Responsible

water stewardship

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A new publication from the ASGCA Foundation helps golfers

see how the game is committed to good water stewardship

Golf &Water: Case Studies in

Water Stewardship

is available

as a free download at

www.asgca.org/free-publications .

Print copies of the book are available

for purchase at

Amazon.com

,

see

http://tinyurl.com/zpxsbgb .

This book will help

those who develop

land—and make

decisions about how golf

fits into a community—

see how

golf is

committed

to good

stewardship

when

it comes to water, our

most vital natural resource