The Brookline, Mass. property was honored by the American Society of Golf Course Architects and Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply for finding unique ways to address environmental challenges. Course staff was recognized for increasing community use of the golf course, while lowering the use of fossil fuels, enhancing the natural environment, and improving course conditions.
Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course in Brookline, Mass. received the Environmental Excellence Award from the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply. The course was one of five golf courses recognized around the world for finding unique ways to address environmental challenges.
Course staff was recognized for increasing community use of the golf course, while lowering the use of fossil fuels, enhancing the natural environment, and improving course conditions. The course has accomplished this by implementing robotic lawnmowers and those to be powered by solar, proposing improvements for drainage, walking paths, as well as future planning for a pond to reduce dependence on the town’s potable water supply.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our environmental efforts and we are happy to be making a positive impact on our course and the community of Brookline,” said General Manager Justin Lawson. “Thank you to the ASGCA and Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply for recognizing our course and these important environmental measures.”
The Environmental Excellence Awards program was established in 2019 to recognize innovative work being done at golf facilities to address environmental needs. Golf course architects from honored courses collaborate with course owners, operators and managers to make a positive impact on the game of golf and their community.
Submissions are reviewed by a panel of golf industry and environmental leaders, including representatives of GEO Foundation, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and National Golf Course Owners Association.
“Each of these projects is a testament to the positive impact golf can have on the environment,” ASGCA President Brit Stenson said. “Congratulations to these facilities on their commitment to sustainability and the team effort to improve the environmental landscape. ASGCA thanks Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply for supporting the Environmental Excellence Awards.”