Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
’Toba golfers lobby politicians
Delegates from Golf Manitoba, course owners, superintendents and the Manitoba PGA — among others — are attempting to open a dialogue with politicians should an issue arise down the road.
“There’s no one specific ask,” Golf Manitoba executive director Dave Comaskey said Tuesday. “The big part of the intent of today is to create awareness on the impact both economically and environmentally that golf has in Manitoba and Canada.
“And as well to set the groundwork to create dialogue with politicians should there be pressing issues going forward.”
NAGA specifically wants the provincial government to take note of its contributions to the environment.
“Golf course owners want to create an environment that’s sustainable, safe and friendly to golfers,” Comaskey said. “Environmental practices do all those things and are cheaper than over-watering or large pesticide use. It’s in our interest to be green.”