GreenClub is ready to help London Golf Club make some capital gains on its energy strategy to achieve its ambition of becoming carbon neutral.
The London Golf Club will this year host the Cazoo Classic, formerly known as the English Open which is part of the 2021 European Tour schedule.
With the club’s courses under the spotlight, GreenClub’s appointment as environmental consultants will ensure they will be on hand to develop environmental strategies to address current and future business needs, delivering major events in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.
GreenClub are a principle partner of the PGA, with a focus on improving sustainability in the golf industry.
GreenClub chief executive, Liam Greasley, said:
“It’s fantastic and underlines exactly how seriously London Golf Club is taking the issue.
“We will produce an initial detailed report with recommendations which will form the basis of an environmental roadmap for London Golf Club to achieve carbon neutrality.
“It will be a comprehensive audit to assess current levels of efficiency and to suggest appropriate improvements to reduce emissions and overheads.
“There are some very ambitious plans in the pipeline for London Golf Club – not least their efforts to move towards carbon neutrality. It’s exciting to be involved in the project and we look forward to playing a part in making it happen.”
London Golf Club chief executive, Stephen Follett, is prepared to make some major changes, which he believes will make a huge difference to the club’s future.
“There could be some radical plans and we are looking to make a real difference. I believe we all have to take this seriously, both at London Golf Club and golf in general.
“It’s also about future-proofing the business. We were having some recent discussions about electric vehicle charging points – we plan to have six at the moment, but do we need more? I think we will. I also discussed greenkeeping machinery with Toro and they think every piece of machinery will become electric in the next 10 years.
“So that got me thinking about everything and alternative power sources.
“As a business, it feels like we’ve done quite a lot with regards to sustainability but there must be more to it than planting trees and changing the types of lightbulb we use. We have to do more.”