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  • Writer's pictureRichard

Golf is an Environmental Menace

There: I said it. Golf isn’t a pastime that gets us “back to nature” in a unique and challenging way; it turns landscape into manicured, biologically desolate swaths of land that resemble an open-world board game. On this basis, we should discourage out friends and family taking up the sport.

There are estimated to be 38,000 golf courses in the world, all representing symbolic and actual degredation of the environment in favour of faux-forests and trimmed grass requiring an untold quantity of fertiliser, herbicide and – and increasingly scarce resource – clean water. All so the well-to-do can flaunt their socio-econimic status, with leisure as the vehicle.

The average golf course occupies 160 acres. In the United States, for example, this means over 2.4 million acres are set aside for this remarkable display of mankind’s astounding profilgacy. Think of it this way – an area 3.2 times the size of Yosemite national park, denuded of natural, cultural or utilitarian value. Just in the U.S.

With the popularity of golf surging in recent times, this trend is unlikely to be stemmed any time soon. I would encourage you, dear reader, to discourage those in your social circles from exacerbating this nuisance to our world.



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