Following a very positive discussion and feedback at the CMASA Annual Conference in September, a number of further steps have been taken with the GEO Foundation to help support and promote the sustainability work being done by golf clubs across South Africa.
International launch of the OnCourse programme
At the end of October GEO launched the new and upgraded version of OnCourse, which is still entirely free to use for the remainder of 2017 and with a modest annual subscription being introduced from January 2018. CMASA, PGASA and GolfRSA are working closely with GEO to finalise the subscription costs for clubs in South Africa, and we’ll communicate those shortly.
In the meantime, please sign up and take advantage of the new program! REGISTER FOR FREE BEFORE THE END of 2017. getoncourse.golf
Find out more about how OnCourse can support your business and how it gathers important data and stories to help represent your industry, here. You can also browse the growing number of highlights being generated and shared by other clubs here.
Involvement of Golf RSA in national sustainability initiative
Kelli Jerome from GEO came down to SA in early October to speak to the delegates at the Golf RSA workshop. Subsequent conversations have taken place around the possibility for Golf RSA to join CMASA and the PGASA in this important initiative.
Looking forward to 2018
A series of sustainability workshops are currently being planned for April 2018, so please keep an eye open for the dates and venues, which will be announced shortly. We are also working hard with our partners and sponsors to find a way of subsidising the workshops (and OnCourse) to SA golf clubs, and again, we will announce something on this in the near future.
In the meantime, we encourage you to get involved and Play your Part! Please sign up to OnCourse, start to use the programme to drive efficiencies, create new sponsorships, engage staff and connect with people in your community - knowing you are also helping with the image and reputation of the sport in South Africa. Thank you!
For better golf, better business and a better future
Club Management Association of Southern africa are proud partners of OnCourse - golf’s international sustainability programme.
OnCourse is a new, easy to use and entirely web based tool, developed by golf to support grass roots facilities and help them use sustainability to strengthen their businesses.
OnCourse is accessible and relevant to all types and sizes of golf facility – rapidly improving understanding, decision making, teamwork and results across a wide range of golf course and club operations.
It’s a one stop shop for becoming a more sustainable and successful golf business.
In addition to the direct benefits for your golf facility, your involvement and leadership will also help CMASA in our drive to make sure golf is recognised as an industry committed to all the key elements of sustainability – conserving resources, fostering nature and strengthening communities.
We encourage all our members to use this custom-built platform, to demonstrate your social and environmental commitment and value, and to share some of your key data (anonymously) and stories for the betterment of the sport.
Find out more about the programme and the modest annual subscription at getoncourse.golf
For better results!
Clubs around the world are already gaining real benefits from using OnCourse - whether its staff education and development; immediate cost savings; course improvements; new sponsorships; and positive publicity and interest from the community!
Find out what more OnCourse facilities are doing by viewing the growing number of sustainability highlights, and real business results.
For the recognition you deserve!
By using OnCourse you are also completing all the information needed to apply for golf’s international and highly credible eco-label, GEO Certified®.
GEO Certified® symbolises commitment, achievements and continual improvement - positioning your club as a leader in the community and in golf. Find out more here http://www.golfenvironment.org/
OnCourse® and GEO Certified® are managed and assured by the GEO Foundation (formerly Golf Environment Organization), an international non-profit entirely dedicated to supporting golf and sustainability. CMASA is working closely with GEO to bring you these best in class programmes. Visit sustainable.golf for more information or to get in touch with the team at GEO Foundation.