Golf Management students benefit from R&A visit

Published Tuesday, 20th November 2018 in Study at SRUC news

Golf Management students benefit from R&A visit
SRUC Golf Management students were hosted by the Dukes Golf Course in St Andrews

Golf Management Students recently attended a presentation by The R&A about concepts of sustainable development and a green economy for the golf industry.

Hosted by the Dukes Golf Course in St Andrews, Philip Russell, Assistant Director - Sustainability at The R&A, spoke to the Elmwood campus students about the role they can play in developing practical ideas for innovation across issues including water management, biodiversity, urban and rural planning, education and golf and health.

Philip gave clear lead, from the governing body’s point of view that golf must engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Francis Lesser, HNC in Golf Course Management student, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed today’s seminar. There were very interesting insights about where golf as an industry is currently at, where it is going, and how we can promote golf from a governmental level to a local level.  The session also helped me personally to think about problems of sustainability and how a golf course needs to be versatile and provide a lot more than just golf for the people.”

Ian Butcher, Course Tutor at SRUC, said: “It is essential future Course Managers comprehend the significant challenges our industry faces, in order to become problem solvers themselves.  Events such as this open a dialogue with industry leaders that allow individuals and the faculty to make a contribution beyond the curriculum.”

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