Custodians of green spaces


Golf courses’ wellbeing benefits are undersold, says a leading superintendent.

Stephen Chappell of Royal Bled in Slovenia, says, "I’d like to think that the people that come and experience our environment are not just looking at it from a point of view of manicured turf or a good conditioned golf course, but it’s the peripheral vision that myself and my team gets every morning when we set the place up.

"You hear the birds singing, the water running, wildlife, the backdrop of the mountains. There’s a lot to be said for what golf courses can offer from a physical health point of view but also mental health, the wellbeing of people to be in that kind of environment. It’s a big plus point."

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