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The PGA Golf Club Joins the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program
Through participation in the Sustainable Golf Facility Program, Audubon Lifestyles staff will assist the PGA Golf Club’s managers and staff to complete the program requirements and gain recognition as an international model of sustainability.
Owned and operated by The PGA of America the PGA Village features the PGA Golf Club, with 54 holes of Championship golf by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye; PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance golf instruction, practice, technology and fitness park; and the PGA Historical Center golf museum, and is home to the Ryder Cup Trophy.
Audubon Lifestyles (www.audubonlifestyles.org)
The Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility Program was created and continues to be modified through a collaborative process from experts in golf facility management, wildlife management, conservation and sustainability. Among others, this includes advisors presently or formerly employed by the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Professional Golf Association (PGA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and various Universities, Colleges and businesses nationwide. In addition, participation by pilot members like The PGA Golf Club provides real-world insight used to further refine the program, making it the most comprehensive program to measure sustainability on golf courses.
Through participation in the Sustainable Golf Facility Program, Audubon Lifestyles staff will assist the PGA Golf Club’s managers and staff to complete the program requirements and gain recognition as a local, regional, national and international model of sustainability.
R. Eric Dodson, CEO and Executive Director for Audubon Lifestyles said, “We are excited to welcome the PGA Golf Club into the Sustainable Golf Facility Program. By participating, the PGA Golf Club has set itself on a path to lead by example, and their commitment and efforts toward sustainable golf course management should be commended.”
“We are truly excited to join the Audubon Lifestyles program, and look forward to taking the next steps to gain recognition by becoming an Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility.” stated Bob Baldassari, General Manger of the PGA Golf Club.
Once a facility meets all of the requirements of the Sustainable Golf Facility Program which includes adopting a Sustainability Charter, and completion of the Sustainability Audit, Audubon Lifestyles will designate The PGA Golf Club as an Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Golf Facility, and will develop an Improvement & Implementation Report specific to the facility. In addition, based upon an evaluation process and the Sustainability Audit the facility may be awarded between one and five stars, and earn the right to use the International Sustainability Council’s Seal of Sustainability.
About Audubon Lifestyles
Audubon Lifestyles is a non-profit organization based in the Principles for Sustainability, believing that the most natural way to foster sustainability is by working to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet. Operating with the main purpose of benefiting society, Audubon Lifestyles delivers sustainable programming, services and certifications that are cost effective and reduce risk.
Their goals include supporting the work of other not-for-profits involved in sustainability on local, regional, national and international scales, and believe that every person plays an important role in regard to the future of our planet. This includes roles at home, at work and in society at large. It is incumbent on each of us to make positive contributions toward the common good by being socially, environmentally and economically responsible where we live, work and recreate. To learn more, visit www.audubonlifestyles.org
About The PGA Golf Club
PGA Golf Club is ranked No. 30 nationwide in the GolfWorld's inaugural "Reader's Choice Award Top 50 Golf Courses." Fifty-four holes of Championship golf serve as the centerpiece to this award-winning South Florida golf resort. The Ryder Course and The Wanamaker Course, both designed by Tom Fazio, and the Dye Course, designed by Pete Dye, are among the most popular golf courses in Florida. To learn more, visit www.pgavillage.com
35246 Us Hwy 19 #299
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
R. Eric Dodson
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Audubon Lifestyles is a non-profit organization based in the Principles for Sustainability, believing that the most natural way to foster sustainability is by working to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet.