Golf Environment Organization Sustainability Associate visited Golf club Belgrade
Terech: Golf courses definitely can be friends with Nature
GEO’s Sustainability Associate Michael Terech was in Belgrade, where he visited the golf courses on Ada Ciganlija. This occasion was used for the official meeting with the City Secretariat for Environmental Protection. Golf Club Beograd is an applicant to receive GEO “OnCourse” certification, a globally recognized industry Ecolabel that proofs sustainable approach and environmental proficiency.
-According to what I saw, the site at Ada Ciganlija meet all the criteria to host a golf club. This is something that Belgrade really needs. It fits the site by many standards, and I value the way it fits into the mix of diverse activities that are present in Ada. Social aspects of an urban golf course are what your city definitely could benefit from. There is always room to improve things and the end result of our cooperation should clearly identify what is it – said Terech, golf course architect, project manager of the golf courses and consultant by the GEO organization.
He claims that there are numerous examples from around the world how to golf positive relations to the environment.
-There are numerous studies on that subject available, as well as plenty of best practice examples from the Scandinavian countries, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other EU states which have very strict laws regarding environmental protection. These studies and examples accurately determine what golf clubs are supposed to do, how to maintain their grounds, manage their clubs and how to improve the environment by protecting, creating and preserving natural habitats – continues Terech.
GEO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of the environment on the golf course and strengthening the community, based in North Berwick, Scotland.