What’s in the news?

What’s in the news?

Read news articles about developments in the world of golf that have a direct impact on Greener Golf’s work

Please send any news stories of interest to info@greenergolf.co.uk


The GreenerGolf Network’s third Spring Conference took place at Ullesthorpe Court Golf Club on 8th February 2024. Dare we say it…? Yes – it was our biggest and best yet, and will be quite hard to beat next year.

The Worm Predicament

Most people are aware of the remarkably good job earthworms do as natural soil engineers. However the casts left by two species of earthworm can be a problem for some green keepers of golf courses, bowling greens, cricket grounds and the like. This is particularly so in areas where the soil is a heavy clay.


On January 24th DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has finally released and laid before parliament the statutory BNG metric tool to be used by landowners and developers.


Copt Heath Golf Club in Knowle (Solihull) is driving forward with ambitious green initiatives as it aims to reduce emissions to net zero by 2030.


Our programme of activities and events for the Spring and Summer 2024 is taking shape.

The Greenergolf Foundation

The Leicestershire and Rutland Greener Golf Steering Group met on Wednesday 13th September at Glen Gorse Golf Club. Twenty people attended this, the 8th meeting of the group, taking place two years since the first get-together. There were representatives from twelve county golf clubs, with apologies from several more.
Greenergolf Announces Partnership with UtilityWorks to Support Golf Clubs Amid Energy Crisis Featured Image

Greenergolf Announces Partnership with UtilityWorks to Support Golf Clubs Amid Energy Crisis

Greenergolf is delighted to announce a new partnership with UtilityWorks, a forward-thinking utilities consultant. This partnership aims to support golf clubs during the ongoing energy and cost of living crisis, providing them with innovative solutions to navigate these challenging times.

Greetham Valley Site Visit, 14th June 2023

The Leicestershire and Rutland Greener Golf Group hosted its second site visit on Wednesday 14th June at GREETHAM VALLEY GOLF CLUB in Rutland.

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Funding Seminar

Representatives from 12 golf clubs in Leicestershire and Rutland attended the seminar on BNG Funding opportunities at Ullesthorpe on May 19th.

England Golf Awards 2023: ‘Sustainability Project of the Year’

We are pleased to let you know that our website was nominated for the England Golf Awards category of 'Sustainability Project of the Year'.
Winter at Charnwood Forest GC

R and A Golf Course 2030 Project

The Golf Course 2030 programme is the flagship sustainability project of the R and A (Royal and Ancient) itself. The aim has been to conduct research, and present high-level analysis of the factors affecting the long-term future of golf, and golf courses themselves.

Greener Golf Beedles Lake Conference, 8th February 2023

The Leicestershire and Rutland Greener Golf Group held their Winter Conference at Beedles Lake on Wednesday, 8th February.