News : Driving to the "green": one family's three generation journey to change the way you think about golf

Aug 16, 2010

Published in Newburyport Business

By Jim Cavan

Ever since the environmental movement started to gain recognizable steam in the 1970s, a few select industries have enjoyed their fair share of the greater green scorn. Some of them you can probably name without much thought: oil companies, logging outfits, factory farms, auto manufacturers. And golf courses.

Alhough certainly not the subject to the degree of scorn seen by the previously listed, environmentalists have long seen golf courses as antithetical to their core values. They’re big, expansive, chemical-dependent, require copious amounts of water to properly maintain, and change the nature and course of the ecosystems in and around them.

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