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Sep 26, 2011, 06:21 PM #41
Sep 26, 2011, 06:23 PM #42
Modern golf courses have always been seen as having a hugely negative environmental impact. But just like farming, there are ways to minimize that, and at the same time, improve the quality the product. "Post-modern" golf courses, for lack of a better term, are increasingly environmentally friendly. There are currently about 150 golf courses in New Jersey alone that are actively working with Audubon International to change their facility's operations. In some cases, they're actually improving environmental quality. I know this because I used to work for one.
So... just like a lot of other things, thankfully, times are changing. There's no reason why you can't have both.
Sep 26, 2011, 06:24 PM #43
[QUOTE=brewengineer;107888]Agreed. That is why I only play on the company dime. [/QUOTE
I enjoy it also, but like you it was expensive, so I I came up with a golf league, we have 16 guys that play to points (stableford scoring system instead of a handicap ) and once a month we play at a course around the area, these courses give us discounted rates to start after 10 a.m. and with 16 or more (if we invite guest out) and since we play year round even when there is noone else on the course in the winter they give us a yearly rate. IF a course is $65 we typically play for under $40
Sep 26, 2011, 08:10 PM #44
Sep 26, 2011, 08:31 PM #45
Sure, golf courses are getting better. Sure they are better than _________ (fill in the blank with some comparatively hyper-industrialized example)--I agree.
Still, no golf for me. Going to paddle out after work on this board I made from third-use plastic bags. You don't want to know what the second use was, let's just say it serves as somewhat of a bonding agent when making it into a board and you end up not needing wax after the curing process. btw, I have Bull Mastiff puppies for sale..... Later.
Sep 26, 2011, 10:22 PM #46
Sep 26, 2011, 10:31 PM #47
bon mot...or not?
Sep 26, 2011, 10:36 PM #48
change of course...or change, of course
Sep 27, 2011, 12:10 AM #49Senior Member
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gay thread for all the SURF lately
Sep 27, 2011, 12:16 AM #50
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- Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
=) I am kidding of course...
Im just saying, there are far worse things than golf courses impacting the ocean... Look at what happens all along both coasts when storms come and the water becomes lethal... lets focus on those things, that impact us in a huge way, year after year after year.
Just having this conversation made me think about some things... So, all my boards are made of foam, fiberglass and pollutants... My wax is made in a huge manufacturing plant that is hurting the environment... My leash was made in thailand (probably involving child labor), my wetsuit is also completely unfriendly as far as the way it was made and manufactured. My fins are also FCS, but made in thailand....
So, I think that on a day to day basis, all of us surfers aren't doing a very good job being "responsible" with the environment... So lets look at ourselves before picking on guys walking around on golf courses..... Because none of us could get through the winter, or even paddle into a wave using "natural" materials... Its flat out impossible... do dont be a hyprocrite unless you truely do paddle out in your hand woven hemp baordies, on your wooden baord with no glass on it, with no leash and walk home to your solar powered beach bungalow where you boil and drink your own recycled toilet water.