Environmental


For the past six years, 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, Wild 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.

General
Beyond Appearance and Playability: Golf and the Environment
Environmental Principles for Golf Courses in the United States
Golf Courses Benefit People and Wildlife
Key Environmental Messages
Environmental Common Sense — A Sample "In-House" Audit
Monitoring for Improved Golf Course Pest Management Results
Restoration of Potash Pond
A New Attitude: Audubon, Our Golf Course, and the Community

Research
 Making Room for Native Pollinators 
Wildlife Links: Improving Golf's Environmental Game
The USGA's Environmental Strategies: What we've got and what we need
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fate When Applied to Turfgrass in Golf Course Fairway Condition
Potential Groundwater Contamination from Pesticides and Fertilizers Used on Golf Courses
Installing Artificial Burrows for Burrowing Owls on the Golf Course

Pesticides
Does Fertilizer/Pesticide Use on a Golf Course Put Water Resources in Peril?
Loss of Nitrogen and Pesticides from Turf via Leaching and Runoff
Pesticide Storage: One Step Ahead
What Happens to Pesticides Applied to Golf Courses?
Environmental Fate of Common Turf Pesticides - Factors Leading to Leaching
What's Worth Worrying About in Life?

Water
Water Conservation on Golf Courses
Assessing Chemical Hazards on Golf Courses
Golf and Water Quality
A Different Look at IPM: Integrated Pond Management
Wash Rack Blues




Partner Links
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Chevron
   

The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex
   

Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.



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IBM
   

IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus
   

Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

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American Express
   

Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment


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