New York’s golf course superintendents are dedicated to protecting the state’s natural resources. As a demonstration of this commitment, superintendents have partnered with Cornell University scientists and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to develop and document best management practices (BMPs) for golf course management. BMPs help golf course superintendents protect our state’s surface and groundwater resources, provide habitat for wildlife, reduce pesticide usage, and conserve energy.
We have developed these research-based, voluntary guidelines specifically for our state. By documenting and implementing these practices across the state, we hope to showcase our role as environmental stewards and inform stakeholders about our commitment to this role.
– New York Golf Course Foundation
Publication Date: May 2020
The full NYGCF BMPs document is available for download.