While the coronavirus pandemic may have been the talk of the town over recent months, climate change remains a huge issue in need of addressing.
From making more effort to recycle to investing in a smart home, it falls on each of our shoulders to play our part in combatting the threat of climate change and taking the time to all live more sustainably.
That idea extends to playing golf as well, which is what we’re going to run through in this article.
With this in mind, join us as we highlight how to play golf in a way that will not only benefit your game but the rest of the planet as well.
Use Renewable Energy
If you enjoy playing golf at home using a simulator system, make sure it – and the rest of your home – is powered by a renewable source of energy.
In doing so, this will not only help reduce air pollution, but it will also conserve the UK’s natural resources. This, in turn, will enable the golf courses to remain luscious and green for longer, while also improving the surrounding air quality.
Plus, it should bring the cost of your heating bills down, saving you money to spend on at-home equipment you can improve your game with.
Avoid Using Golf Carts
Everyone knows that driving is incredibly bad for the environment, pumping tons of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. So, when you’re next at the golf course, try to avoid using the golf carts where you can.
Choosing to walk from hole to hole instead will not only help improve your physical fitness but it will also keep the turf healthier and cleaner for much longer. Similarly, it could provide you with a wide range of other health benefits you might not expect.
When you think of a golf course, an image of a freshly cut, unspoilt landscape will often come to mind. So, why ruin that aesthetic by littering?
While it may be annoying having to carry your empty bottle around with you, littering is a huge contributing factor towards climate change, releasing a wide range of toxic emissions into the wider atmosphere.
It also impacts surrounding wildlife and, ultimately, ruins the experience of walking around the golf course.
Stay Away From Natural Areas
While on the topic of playing on a golf course, it’s important to keep your play on the course as much as you can, keeping away from natural areas.
Even if your ball goes completely haywire, many golf courses have protected areas which are designated as out of bounds for a reason. Therefore, it’s important to respect any designated environmentally sensitive areas you encounter while out on the course.
Plus, the better-practiced you are, the less likely it will be that your ball will end up in these areas anyway. So, by trying to improve your swing while you’re away from the course, you will inevitably help protect the landscape.
Put simply, the more you can maintain a sustainable lifestyle, the more it will encourage others to act in the same way. Therefore, rather than walking past any litter you see on the ground, pick it up and dispose of it in the right way.
Likewise, remember to appreciate the nature of the game, keeping an eye out for any wildlife or habitats you encounter as you play and ensuring you leave each hole in the same condition you played it.
Playing golf in a more sustainable manner doesn’t need to drastically affect your life but, with a little bit of effort, could make a significant difference to preventing climate change.
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