A youth sponsorship initiative at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, Nottingham, has helped the public pay-and-play facility earn the international sustainability ecolabel, GEO Certified. Ramsdale Park’s report references its partnership with Woodborough Woods Foundation School, Nottingham, with eight talented youngsters offered a scholarship, including free membership and coaching, to assist their continued development in golf. The junior scholarship initiative continues in 2014 with eight new students selected.
GEO Certified is administered by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) according to strict codes set by ISEAL, the global leader in defining credibility in sustainability standards. Ramsdale Park, part of BGL Golf, joins less than 150 golf venues around the world that have demonstrated an outstanding operational commitment to use natural resources efficiently and provide positive value to nature and people.
Nick Birch, Ramsdale Park Golf Centre general manager, said, “Golf is a growing sport which has great health benefits and also teaches good social skills, fair play and etiquette. It is not a sport which Woodborough Woods Foundation School is able to offer, therefore we have created a partnership we are proud to continue.”