Golf under threat

Rapid urbanization and population growth, the clamor for public access to green spaces and regulated nature conservation are ratcheting up pressure on golf courses worldwide.

For many on the outside of golf’s green perimeters, clubs and courses appear to be a legitimate target.

Despite all the good work globally to grow golf from the ground up, it’s the old clichés that continue to taint the industry’s perception.

Yet far from being a problem, golf can play a key role in the solution.

Whether it’s the conflicting demands for more housing and green spaces, or the need to conserve and restore nature, golf businesses have an opportunity to play a leading role in sustainability for people and the planet.

Syngenta Golf explores the challenges courses face – and the leaders and game-changers putting golf on the front foot.