Tips on Being an Eco-Friendly Golfer
Golf seems to be the greenest of all the sports, but in reality environmental groups are restlessly criticizing the game for its negative effects on the environment. We are literally surrounded by nature whenever we play a round of golf. This reason alone makes it very important for golfers to step up their game when it comes to caring for the environment. Here are some eco-friendly tips so you can be more green while you are on the green:
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Pick up your golf tees – Leaving golf tees on the course can have consequences like a potential damage to course maintenance equipment or cause injury to other players and wildlife. Better yet, use biodegradable golf tees. An estimate of two billion golf tees are used in America every year, just imagine how many trees are cut to make those tees.
Minimize your use of golf cart – Golf carts emit greenhouse gases that are harmful to the environment. If you are able to walk the whole course without trouble, then just leave the cart at the clubhouse. Just think of all the extra calories you can burn from walking. If you really need to use the golf cart, then make sure to stay within the cart path and follow all cart rules.
Bring your own water bottle – Instead of those cone-shaped paper cups that golfers use to rehydrate between holes, why not bring your own water bottle. This way, you no longer have to wait for the next water jug and you can also avoid wasting plastic and paper when drinking.
Take care of the golf course – Do your part in caring for the golf course. There are several little ways to do it. Always throw your trash properly. Replace all divots. Repair your ball marks. Do not enter restricted parts of the golf course. Play only within the course limits. These are just small acts, but they can make a big difference if every golfer observes them.
Play on environmentally-friendly golf course – Since golf course developers have become more environment-conscious, new golf courses are designed depending on the natural habitat of the area. Canoa Ranch Golf Resort in Green Valley Arizona is a perfect example of a golf course that complements the natural environment of Arizona.
Through the years, golf has become wallet-friendly with the emergence of budget golf vacation deals like Arizona golf packages. It’s about time that golf became eco-friendly as well. For more golf related articles, visit our blog at http://www.canoaranch.com/category/blog/. You can also follow us at https://twitter.com/#!/wyndhamcanoa and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WyndhamCanoaRanchResort
Golf seems to be the greenest of all the sports, but in reality environmental groups are restlessly criticizing the game for its negative ef...