Most golfers take for granted their
beautifully maintained golf course when they hit the links for
fun and exercise. They probably have little understanding of how
much work it takes to maintain a golf course on a daily basis, or
of the science that has been developed over the decades to make
it possible to enjoy such great playing conditions. The
USGA's Green Section knows a lot about how we come to obtain
these standards, having been involved in turfgrass and
educational programs since 1920.
Since 1990, the USGA Green Section has dedicated a significant
amount of time and resources focusing on environmental outreach.
Through programs such as the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
Program for Golf Courses, Wildlife Links, and many other
environmentally oriented projects, the USGA promotes ecologically
sound land management, and the conservation and protection of
natural resources on golf courses.