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Spotlight on Sustainable Agronomy

Harrogate, Yorkshire, England: The R&A Sustainable Agronomy Service will showcase its contributions to a more sustainable future across golf venues globally at this week’s BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME).

The R&A Sustainable Agronomy Service is a fully encompassing offering for golf venues to seek expert course support, receive advice on the delivery of best practices surrounding sustainable agronomy operations and gain comprehensive strategies for implementing changes.

Alistair Beggs, Head of Agronomy, said: “We are pleased to be able to attend BTME for another year, where our team will be on hand to answer any questions on what we do. An exciting start to the show will be the opening breakfast keynote, recounting the agronomic and greenkeeping stories of The 151st Open and 2023 AIG Women’s Open – of which both trophies will be present.

“We hope many industry professionals will be able to join us, getting the chance to see the trophies up close, whilst chatting all things sustainable agronomy.”

During the event at the Harrogate Convention Centre, The R&A team will be located at stand 408 and will offer a host of opportunities to find out more on the R&A Sustainable Agronomy Service.

Joining them at The R&A stand will be partner industry experts in sustainable water management for golf courses, as well as golf and nature.     

Dr Tom Young, Associate at The Environmental Partnership, will discuss sustainable water management, and how the collaboration between the two powerhouses in their respective industries are working together.

Marie Athorn, from the RSBP, and Sophie Olejnik from Oleo Ecology will turn the spotlight on golf and nature, explaining how the RSPB-R&A partnership is in place to provide guidance for golf courses to support the environment.

The stand itself will offer attendees the chance to view unique greenkeeping heritage, exclusive to The R&A World Golf Museum.

During the show, a number of historic items will be displayed, each telling a story of how critical ‘keepers of the green’ were to the game. The breadth of items on display will demonstrate how far golf course management has evolved.

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