Toward browner greens

 

By Bruce Rhodes

 

January 3, 2002

 

I commend Lorne Rubenstein for highlighting the environmental issues surrounding the operation of many golf courses: the use of large quantities of water as well as harmful fertilizers to achieve a lush, green look (Golf In The Future Will Require Thought Adjustment - Jan. 2).

 

“Beautiful” green grass, whether found at the links or in out own front yard, is too often achieved at the expense of the environment. I hope managers of golf courses in North America heed this article.