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https://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/gcman/article/2007feb86.pdf
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Author(s):Bronski, Peter
Title:Playing the numbers game: Good stewardship and good insurance can help superintendents and golf courses ease concerns about environmental issues
Section:Features
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 75, No. 2, February 2007, p. 86, 88, 90, 92, 94.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses in the environment; Environmental stewardship; Litigation; Pesticides; Pesticide application; Environmental protection; Risk; Business management; Water pollution; Legal fines; Liability; Environmental management; Costs
Abstract/Contents:Explains how Warringah Golf Club in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, "discharged the pesticide Gusathion onto an uncontained concrete wash pad that drained directly into nearby Brookvale Creek, which then fed into Manly Lagoon." Describes how it killed more than four tons of fish and waterfowl, includig an estimated 10,000 fish alone. Discusses how golf courses need to keep possible risks like this under control, stating that "there's much at stake for [a] course financially when it comes to environmental liability." Provides different degrees of protection a course may take to "reduce the likelihood that something bad happens in the first place...[and] be covered financially if it does." Explains that when corporate hospitality operations, which provides insurance for country clubs, "go onto a golf course, environmental management is the No. [number] 1 thing [they] scrutinize because it's the highest risk." Also provides possible positive outcomes of reducing environmental risk, including: "increased protection against exposure to liabilities for which [a course is] not covered under insurance;" "opportunities for rebates on...existing insurance premiums;" and "eligibility for expanded insurance policies that provide more comprehensive environmental coverage beyond that of [a] standard policy." Concludes that "being a good environmental steward at the golf course is a numbers game where it pays to stack the odds in [the course's] favor: risk, probability, severity of hazard, exposure, financial liability...investments in environmental responsibility today are better for [a] course tomorrow."
Language:English
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bronski, P. 2007. Playing the numbers game: Good stewardship and good insurance can help superintendents and golf courses ease concerns about environmental issues. Golf Course Manage. 75(2):p. 86, 88, 90, 92, 94.
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https://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/gcman/article/2007feb86.pdf
    Last checked: 09/30/2008
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