Get Golfing CIO is committed to carrying out all its activities in a manner that positively impacts on the welfare of the local societies in which it operates. It is also committed to acting with the greatest integrity, such that all its venues become established central hubs within their communities 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 organisation.
Our social responsibility shall encompass three core areas of work:
Each area plays a strategic part of our business.
Key to Get Golfing’s culture is the recognition that it has a responsibility to encourage the game of golf. A core tenet is that golf should be accessible to both the young and old, no matter what level of ability, and without prejudice.
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 in the game of golf to all standards.
Get Golfing is committed to offering its facilities and services at a reduced or no-cost basis to not-for-profit community groups and/or other local charities to sell as part of their fundraising activities.
It also believes that its staff should interact with members of their local community to gain a greater appreciation for the work that is done to benefit their area. 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 Get Golfing site has established water management plans based on industry standards. Goals are set across our sites to make better use of the water as a commodity. After establishing these guidelines, controls are put in place to try to reduce the use of water by maintaining proper functioning facilities and optimising the use of systems.
Get Golfing will use best practices and technology wherever possible to reduce the amount of food waste in its kitchens. Use of digital inventory management tools, in conjunction with regular stock-takes and date checks, allows staff to control the food inventory effectively.
Get Golfing is committed to maintaining the efficient functioning of all equipment and use of resources within its properties via regular maintenance inspections. It will also reinvest in more efficient, energy-saving equipment or technology to help combat energy loss.
Furthermore, Get Golfing recognises that we all need to take responsibility for our areas of work, making sure we embed a culture of ownership, action and accountability. This includes turning off lights, computers, heating appliances and any appliance/ device that is not in use.
Get Golfing endeavours to use the “3 Rs” — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — as its mantra for the operation of environmentally friendly clubhouses.
However, any hazardous waste will be disposed of in a manner that complies within the legal regulations and standards, as stipulated in local and national guidelines.
Get Golfing believes in being as transparent as possible with Members of its clubs. The management team is committed to holding frequent Q&As to keep Members up-to-date with plans regarding the facilities, events and courses at their club.
Wherever possible Get Golfing will source local suppliers and use local products at its sites. Wherever possible, Get Golfing aims to set up direct relationships with manufacturers, offering a fair price for the products needed for its golf courses and clubhouses.
Get Golfing believes in working with local companies, including start-ups or single traders, wherever possible to support the local economy as well as building trust and a spirit of collaboration within the local community.