RECOGNITION OF LEADERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

May 16, 2022 | Golf Course Management, Industry News, Info Brief, Media Article

Dear Club Managers, Directors of Golf, Course Superintendents, and golf enthusiasts,

RECOGNITION OF LEADERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND GOOD GOVERNANCE AHEAD OF THE
ANNOUNCEMENT ON WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY OF THE JOHN COLLIER TOP CLUB AWARD

As the John Collier Annual Survey has done over the past number of years, once we have collated all the data from the John Collier Surveys received from clubs and through desk top research and interviews with people knowledgeable of golf courses throughout South Africa (caddies, green keepers and staff and members), and published the John Collier Annual Survey in March, we then re-visit the data on the golf clubs to ascertain which club has the most comprehensive report. Notwithstanding a 42% response rate from

golf clubs throughout South Africa and a 30% national compliance level there are always those clubs that stand out as being
exceptional. In this regard we acknowledge those clubs in each Golf Union Province as leaders in environmental compliance and good governance.

BOLAND GOLF UNION Pearl Valley

Review Comment: – “An excellent example of a club where attention to detail is everything even down to the smallest
issue. The Club is part of a national project monitoring river water quality thereby building up a picture of water quality within the aquatic system and noting the different water quality tolerance levels for insects and larvae.”

BORDER GOLF UNION East London Golf Club

Review Comment: – “It is refreshing to see a club that has its golf course data at its fingertips. It is a delicate balance
of managing the fauna and flora on the course as well having cognisance of the weather and how the sea
influences day to day planning.”

EASTERN CAPE GOLF UNION St Francis Links

Review Comment: – “A previous John Collier TOP CLUB WINNER and continually maintaining high quality and
exceptional standards. But it is not only managing the footprint of the facility but also reaching out to the
community such as assisting with the St Francis Bay Community Garden by making the garden an ideal spot to
walk through and relax in the peaceful surroundings that
the club rally makes an impression.”

EKHURHULENI GOLF UNION State Mines Country Club

Review Comment: – A fundamental of any successful club is the quality of the management data available to assist in
decision making. This can be seen through the immaculatecondition of the course and greens, friendly staff and
quality food.”