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For many generations golf has been a part of the patchwork of society. It has long since been a place where young and old, expert or beginner, could come together over the love of a game. Ask any of the nearly 24.8 million golfers in the United States what golf means to them, and you’ll find a passionate answer. Ask any of the 6.2 million new golfers in 2020 and you’ll probably rouse up the same passion. In 2020 golf’s value was proven. A year where more places were shutting down than staying open, golf courses still proved what they have always been, an escape. Many flocked to golf courses as a safe place they could recreate during the pandemic. It is uniting across all races, age, and abilities. What has golf meant to a society? Ask anyone who has ever picked up a club.
2021 has now brought about new challenges, namely the drought here in Utah. Though the state is annually in some form of drought, this year has been exceptional. Golf Course Superintendents have stepped up and are using what tools we have to do our part to protect one of our most precious resources, water. The demands of providing a playable golf course that is firm throughout, have superintendents constantly adjusting their practices. Though a reduction of water usage is the ultimate goal, superintendents are using their ingenuity to go about it in a variety of ways depending on what is available to them. Here are some of the many practices going on at your local golf course to save water.
In summary, though the state of the drought has increased in severity, western drought is an annual problem. Superintendents have been dealing with water issues since day one. They have been working tirelessly to be as efficient as possible, even in years where water is seemingly plentiful. Water conservation, especially in the west, is a top priority. These educated men and women are stewards of their environment, ensuring the sustainability of golf courses for future generations. Though golf courses only make up a small piece of the whole of water usage, the UGCSA and its members are dedicated to do as much as possible to ensure the future of the state of Utah and the game of golf are bright.
Membership in the Utah GCSA is open to any individual directly involved in the turf industry. Golf course superintendents, assistants, employees of members, manufacturers, distributors, educators, turf maintenance professionals, turfgrass students and specialists are all welcome. Membership classifications are assigned according to the Utah GCSA Bylaws.