It is the policy of Get Golfing to carry out all activities in a manner that positively impacts on the welfare of local society, acting with greatest integrity, such that all venues become established central hubs within our community and accessible to all. Get Golfing will comply with all environmental regulations, legislation and approved codes of practice relating to the processes and activities of the company.
Our social responsibility shall encompass three core areas of work: (1) Charitable, (2) Environmental and (3) Ethical. Each area plays a strategic part of our business.
Get Golfing operates with a culture that recognises our societal responsibilities: to encourage the game of golf. We believe golf should be accessible for both the young and old without prejudice, including all levels of ability.
We truly believe that golf can help with the welfare of individuals in society, including the mental and physical well-being of all participants. We will actively promote this and encourage participation to the game of golf to all standards.
Offering our facilities and services at a reduced, or no cost, basis for not-for-profit community groups and/ or charities to sell as part of their fundraising activities.
We also believe our staff should work with members of the community and, in such cases, gain a greater appreciation for the work that the local community do. This includes allowing staff the time and resources, wherever possible, to volunteer for charitable schemes- both on or off site, and acknowledging how active involvement in charitable work can play a key role in staff development.
We consistently attempt to decrease the amount of fertiliser and pesticides used on our golf courses. These measures help improve sustainability of turf management methods, while reducing negative impacts on the surrounding ecosystems.
Each site has established water management plans based on industry standards. We set certain goals across our sites to make better use of the water as a commodity. After establishing these guidelines, we control and try to reduce the use of water, by maintaining proper functioning facilities and optimising the use of systems.
We will use best practices and technology wherever possible, to reduce the amount of food waste in our kitchens. Use of digital inventory management tools, in conjunction with regular stock-takes and date checks, will allow us to consistently control our food inventory.
We are committed to maintaining the proper structure and functioning of all our equipment and resources within our properties, with regular ongoing preventive maintenance checks. Reinvesting when needed on more efficient, energy saving equipment or technology to help us combat energy loss.
We endeavour to use the “3 Rs” as our mantra for our environmentally friendly clubhouses:
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle our waste.
Any hazardous waste, or waste that must be disposed of, will be done so safely in a manner that complies with the legal regulations and standards, as stipulated in local and national guidelines.
We all need to take responsibility for our area of work, making sure we instil a culture of ownership, action and accountability. This includes turning off lights, computers, heating appliances and any appliance/ device that is not in use.
At Get Golfing we believe in being as transparent as possible with our members. We frequently hold Q&As to keep members up-to-date with activities and plans regarding the facilities, events, and golf courses.
Wherever possible, we will source local suppliers and use local products. We will go directly to the source of the product, whenever possible, to avoid use of wholesalers and middle agents, while offering a fair price for integral products that are needed to maintain a golf course and club.
We believe in working with local companies, including start-ups or single traders, to contribute towards building relationships on workmanship and integrity, while focusing on working with and supporting contributions to the local community. We believe in building trust and collaboration among all members within our environment for a better contribution to the welfare of society as a whole.