Golf Club Driene

GEO Certified® 10/2013 GEO Re-Certified 02/2017
Hengelo,
Netherlands
Telephone: +31(0)742508466
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The Golf Club Driene, founded in 1993, plays on one of the oldest golf courses of the Netherlands. This 9-hole course was constructed to the south of the city of Hengelo for the Twentsche Golf Club in 1926. A short-game course was added on former farmland in 2014. The majority of the grounds lie within the Hengelo municipality and a small part just protrudes into the Enschede municipality. The total surface area is approximately 30 hectare, of which 17 hectare is used for golf. The other 13 hectare is mostly forest; the Driene club can rightly…

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Facility details

Golf Courses
Golf course (9 holes, 2700 metres, year opened 1926)
Practice course (4 holes, 350 metres, year opened 2015)
1 Clubhouse(s)
1 Maintenance Facility/Facilities
1 Pro Shop
1 Other
1 Other

Nature

Golfclub Driene is gelegen tussen Hengelo en Enschede. De baan ligt aan de zuidzijde van een uitgestrekt bosgebied. De Drienerbeek stroomt van oost naar west over de baan en watert af in het Koppel Kanaal. De golfbaan bestaat uit halfopen landschap en is in eigendom van Landgoed de Belder. De eerste aanleg van de baan is in 1926 uitgevoerd in een kleinschalig agrarisch landschap, het oude hoeven en essen-landschap. Doelstelling is het duurzaam in stand houden en waar mogelijk versterken van een aantrekkelijke natuurlijke en afwisselende omgeving om de golfsport te beoefenen. Er is een breed scala aan wilde planten gedetermineerd die voorkomen in biotopen als bosranden, slootkanten, oevers van poel, vijver en beek, ruigt en weide.

The golf course at Golf Club Driene is located between Hengelo and Enschede. The southern part of the golf course is located along large, mixed woodlands. A small stream, the Drienerbeek, crosses the site from East to West and ends up in the Koppel Canal. The golf course is comprised of half open landscape and is owned by Landgoed de Belder. The course was constructed in 1926 in an existing agricultural landscape, the so called oude hoeven and essen-landscape. Our goal is to preserve nature in a sustainable way while simultaneously enhancing the natural elements to create a varied environment allowing the game of golf. A broad range of wild plant species have been observed in the various biotopes, such as along the edges of the woods, ditches, pool banks, ponds and brooks, and in brushwood and meadows.

Consultation & Surveys

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding landscape heritage conservation:

  • Landschap Overijssel
  • Waterschap Vechtstromen (voorheen: Regge en Dinkel)
  • Bosgroep Noord-Oost Nederland
  • Bijkerk c.s. Landschapsarchitecten Enschede
  • Mrs. M. Oude Tijdhof, t Landkaartje

The following landscape assessments and surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
VTA Visual Tree Assessment Bosgroep NO-Nederland 2013/07/30 Download
Beheerstrategie GC Driene 2010-2015 Bosgroep N-O Nederland 2010/06/05 Download
Boom veiligheids controle GC Driene 2016 Bosgroep N-O Nederland 2016/09/01 Download
Beeld Bepalende Bomen plan (BBBP) voorstel A. Bijkerk 2016/10/01 Download
Plattegronden Overzicht & Beheer A.Bijkerk 2017/01/14 Download
Environmental management plan Frank A.J.T.M. van den Bergh 2017/01/17 Download
Beheerstrategie GC Driene 2016-2021 Bosgroep N-O Nederland 2016/10/01 Download

This golf facility consults the following organizations regarding ecosystem protection and enhancement:

  • IVN Oldenzaal G. Haverkamp 2010-08-09
  • Diverse locale experts voor flora en fauna
  • IVN Oldenzaal Mrs. M. Oude Tijdhof
  • M. vd Vaart, Jol Golf Design

The following ecological surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Plant survey IVN Oldenzaal G. Haverkamp 2010/08/08
Bird survey Golfclub Driene DHr. H.de Jong 2013/07/05
Mammal survey Golfclub Driene Intern onderzoek 2013/07/05
Dragonfly survey Dhr. B. Wanders 2009/07/20
Mushroom survey Dhr. H. Jansen 2005/07/20
Moss Survey J. Zwienenberg 2013/07/05 Download
Mammalian survey F. van den Bergh 2017/01/14 Download

Rare, protected and notable species occurring at this golf facility:

Local name Scientific name
Dodaars Tachybaptus ruficolis
Groene Specht Picus viridis ssp. viridis

This golf facility regularly monitors the following species as indicators of environmental quality:

Local name Scientific name
Pimpelmees Parus caeruleus
Koolmees Parus major
Boomklever Sitta europaea
Dodaars Tachybaptus ruficolis

Habitats & Designations

This golf facility features the following landscape designations:

Description Designating Authority
Historic Landscapes / Parklands Natuurschoonwet

Area of habitats / vegetation types, and associated designations at this golf facility:

Title Estimated Area (Hectares) Designation
Rough 'ecological' grassland 5 Self Appointed
Native Woodland 5 Self Appointed
Open Water Features 0,5 Self Appointed
Wetlands 0,5 Self Appointed

Turfgrass

Size and estimated species composition of amenity turfgrass maintained at this golf facility.

Estimated Area (Hectares) Turfgrass Species Sward Composition (%)
Greens 0.5 Hectares Poa annua 30%
Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 70%
Tees 0.5 Hectares Poa annua 40%
Lolium perenne 50%
Fairways 11.0 Hectares Agrostis tenuis / capillaris 50%
Poa annua 50%

These turfgrasses are optimal for the circumstances at this club because:
The strategy for the greens is All Bent grass (agrostis capillaris, struisgras) 70% and Common Streetgrass(poa annua, straatjesgras) 30% with small amounts of Red Fescue (festuca rubra, rood-zwenkgras). Apart from poa annua and lolium perenne the tees also consist of 10% Poa pratensis (veldbeemd).

This golf facility assesses mowing patterns every: 6 months with the Course committee. In addition advice is sought from a professional golf architect for optimalization of the fairways and playing areas, with corresponding mowing patterns. months

This golf facility consults the following individuals / organizations regarding its grassing plan:

  • Mark Timmerman, PROGRAS bv.
  • Mr. M. van der Vaart, golfbaan architect, Jol Golf Design

This golf facility is making the following efforts to manage the playing quality expectations of customers:

Activity Description
Establishing clear internal policies for irrigation, fertilization, colour, cutting heights, overseeding etc The Course committee adheres to a course management plan that includes all daily operations, frequencies and goals. The manner of maintenance has been established in agreement with the head-greenkeeper. Further planning of details is discussed during regular meetings, promoting the financial benefits of presenting sustainable surfaces.
Choices for design and maintenance of various elements are transparent and accessible to members. Regular publication occurs via the website or club
Promoting the playing quality values of more naturalized turf, particularly fairways and semi-rough As part of overall maintenance plan
Improving customer understanding around greens maintenance Communication with club members on greens maintenance plan, a.o. by regular bulletins describing plans and ideas regarding our Commitment to Green and GEO.
Demonstrating the direct relationship between environmental best practice and year round high quality playing surfaces Activities are intiated in 2016 to the reduction (verschraling) of the (semi)rough of hole 6 by stimulating the growth of heather. In this context sheep are introduced in the semi-rough of three holes in order to stimulate the process of reduction.

Conservation & Enhancement

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve landscape character:

Activity Description
Allowing seasonal variation of course coloration and texture Focussed landscape management with as objective of an exciting and varied environment in terms of color and texture.
Appropriately matching mowing lines to contours The mowing regime is developed and performed on the basis of both golfing requirements and landscape.
Protection and restoration of historic features Landscape elements such as old monumental trees and tree groups, bushes and thickets, grassy areas, relief and water are continually assessed in terms of their historical context. Course design and existing landscape should provide a pleasing unity.
Discreet on-course signage and furniture Placement of relevant course facilities, furniture and signage will be determined in large part in discussion between the Course and Rules committees.
Conservation of specimen trees Forms part of the overall woods/forest strategy. The quality of ancient trees are monitored within the scope of the VTA, and decisions on replacement are taken to a large degree on the grounds of safety and esthetics. To obtain an optimal overview of tree growth around the fairways, 3D digital scanning is in progress. In this way an optimal on-line register is created in which all hedges and trees are exactly recorded within an overall landscape plan (BBBP).
Screening and softening unsightly man-made features Golfcourse elements such as course facilities, driving range, greenkeepers facility, seats and catering areas are matched as far as possible in a uniform dark green colour to ensure unity and restfulness to the eye. Care is taken in the design and architecture of these facilities to ensure this unifying effect.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the landscape ecology of the golf course:

Activity Description
Minimizing the amount of amenity grass The surface area of tees, greens and fairways form the intensely cultivated area of the golfcourse.
Increasing the size of habitat patches The semi-roughs and roughs are in fact nutrient-poor grass areas. Hedges and dry barriers (houtwallen) are (re-)constructed when considered appropriate.
Connection of patches with external habitats The golfcourse falls within the boundaries of a Main Ecological Corridor( EHS) and even though maybe desirable, the club is therefore dependent on the policies of local goverment and organisations and individuals.
Creation of habitat corridors Club policy and actions in this area, even though maybe attractive, will depend on the policy of the Province Overijssel, The Government Service for Land and Water Management (DLG) and local government.
Improving and diversifying habitat edges Reduction of (semi)rough has been created by stimulating heather growth as described elsewhere (see above)

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to improve the quality of habitats on the golf course:

Activity Description
Creation of botanically rich rough grassland Maintain current situation; however, the current policy is to mow the rough as little as possible and sometimes not at all.
Ecologically informed management of scrub vegetation Maintain current situation. Managed through the Course Committee.
Promoting species and structurally diverse woodlands Non-native and exotics are controlled as much as possible. Native species are promoted when appropriate, within the overall woodland management policy.
Establishment of littoral shelves and marginal vegetation in wetland areas Investigation ongoing. Biotopes around pond and other small wetland areas are being established.
Maintenance of an appropriate balance of open water and aquatic vegetation Management of stream banks and ponds form part of overall strategy and plan. This is done in close cooperation with "Waterschap Regge & Dinkel" (the Regional Institute of Water Conservancy).

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve and enhance biodiversity on the golf course:

Activity Description
Provision of nesting and nectar for pollinators Brushwood, roughs, forest edges and ditches are present at various locations. Special attention has been given to the different types of fauna.
Birdboxes have been placed at different locations on the course for different types of birds. Large number of different bird types actively monitored. Nesting boxes are generally 90%+ occupied.
Installation of nest boxes Internal workgroup for management, (re)placement and monitoring of nest boxes..
Control / management of alien species Non-native and exotics controlled as much as possible. Native species promoted when appropriate.
Provision of hibernation areas As appropriate
Creation of micro-habitats (eg log and stone piles) Active policy for establishment of microhabitats at various locations , within overall strategy. Hedgerows are established to promote insect- and birdlife.

Water

Beregening van tees en greens vindt plaats met oppervlaktewater. De vijver wordt aangevuld met grondwater d.m.v. een pomp. Chemische en bacteriologische wateranalyse van het vijverwater (in- en uitgang) is in voorbereiding. Met Waterschap Vechtstromen is een verbruikshoeveelheid afgesproken. Vergunningvrij mag er max 10m3 per uur onttrokken worden. Een watermeter voor de volume voor beregening is recent geïnstalleerd. Hiermee zullen gebruiksgegevens in 2017 worden verzameld. Voor een optimale infiltratie wordt de beregening 's nachts uitgevoerd. Voor de verschillende accommodaties wordt van leidingwater gebruik gemaakt. Er zijn tijdens de verbouwing van het clubhuis (2007) diverse maatregelen genomen om een besparing te realiseren.

The water used for irrigation of the greens and tees is mainly surface water. The ponds are supplemented with groundwater through a pump. A water usage agreement has been made with the Water Board Vechtstromen. License free may max 10m3 per uur be withdrawn. A waterconsumption meter has been installed recently. Consumptiondata for irrigation will be collected in 2017. Chemical and microbiological analyses of the in- and output are in preparation. A meter for sprinkler volumes will be installed. Watering takes place at night in order to achieve optimal infiltration. The different accommodations make use of tap water. Various water-saving measures have been taken since the renovation of the clubhouse in 2007.

Sources & Consumption

The following water audits have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Oppervlaktewater, grondwater, beek Waterschap Vechtstromen 2009/01/20

The water used at this golf facility is drawn from the following sources:

2015 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 443,000 Litres
Golf Course Surface 100% 6,400,000 Litres
Other Public / Potable 0 Litres
2014 Source(s) % of supply Total Consumption
Clubhouse(s) Public / Potable 100% 448,000 Litres
Golf Course Surface 100% 6,400,000 Litres

Irrigation & Efficiency

The following areas receive irrigation at this golf facility:

Greens Daily in season
Tees Daily in season
Fairways Never
Semi-Rough Never
Rough Never

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:
Semi-automatic

The irrigation system at this golf facility is:

Serviced every 6 months

Upgraded every 1 years

Re-calibrated and checked for efficient application every 1 years

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to maximize irrigation efficiency:

Activity Description
Selection of grass species Grass for tees and greens specific to GCD are selected with specialists (yearly update by Pro-grass).
Soil decompaction and thatch management Yearly actions involving aerating and slitting of greens to prevent soil compaction and minimise thatching.
Timing and dose of water application Water irrigation takes place generally at night, or at periods to minimise evaporation. Direction of spray heads and area of spraying are optimised where possible. Re-calibration is carried out every season. Irrigation of the new developed 4-holes short-game course is insufficient at this moment and needs calibration.
Analysis of soil moisture A humidity meter has been purchased in 2016
Incorporation of evapotranspiration rates and weather data Weather monitoring carried out. Purchase of a weatherstation is under investigation.
Use of wetting agents Wetting agents are sparingly used when considered advantageous to extremely dry areas or in extremely dry conditions.
Overall reduction in irrigated area Determined within overall plan. Fairways are not irrigated.
Targeting of sprinkler heads Sector sprinklers and targetting specific areas.
Optimizing system pressure Considered within overall strategy; pressure regulators guarantee constant pressure on all nozzles.
Adoption of cutting edge nozzle technology Innovations are analysed with experts when adjustments and replacements are needed in order to determine their application, usefulness and cost effectiveness in the irrigation system.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to conserve / reduce / minimize water consumption:

Activity Description
Low-flow urinals and toilets Yes
Use of water efficient appliances Kitchen equipment contains water-efficient elements.
Use of efficient shower technology Water saving knobs apply with adjustable cutoff times.
Repairing leaks Leaks are immediately fixed.
Water awareness signage Awareness in the club on water usage efficiency. The total amount of consumed water was reduced by 7.5% in 2014 and by 8,5% in 2015 compared to 2013.

Energy

Het verbruik van gas is vooral toe te schrijven aan het verwarmen van het clubgebouw, de golfshop en de greenkeepers accommodatie.Sinds de verbouwing in 2007 van het clubgebouw veel aandacht is geschonken aan besparingsmogelijkheden voor gas, elektra en water. Voorbeelden zijn geïsoleerde leidingen, een HR-ketel, tijdafgestelde kranen, schakelsensoren en energiezuinige verlichting. Verder is een groot aantal lockerruimtes gerealiseerd waardoor het mogelijk is met de fiets naar de golfbaan te komen. Een nieuwe studie van energie verbruik geeft ook mogelijkheden zowel voor reductie in gebruik maar ook ideeën voor andere methoden voor stroomgeneratie. In 2016 is een nieuwe loods geplaatst voor het opbergen van lockers en golfbuggy's. Het plaatsen van zonnepanelen op het betreffende dak wordt momenteel onderzocht. Een systeem voor een zonneboiler wordt onderzocht in een meerjarig energieplan. Dubbele ramen zijn in het clubhuis geplaatst in 2014/15.


Energy (gas) usage can be accounted for by the heating of the clubhouse, the golf shop and the maintenance facility. Since the renovation of the clubhouse in 2007 special attention has been placed on energy-saving measures concerning gas, electricity and water usage. Examples include insulated pipes, a HR boiler, time-adjusted valves, energy-saving bulbs and the installation of sensory switches. Furthermore, new locker rooms were built with an enlarged capacity in order to encourage the use of bicycles. A new energy study/audit currently underway suggests both additional ways to reduce energy costs and also raises possibilities for renewable energy generation. In 2016 a new facility for lockers and parking of golfbuggies was built; the installation of solar panels is now under study. The placement of a solar water heater forms part of a multi-annual energy plan. Double glazing has been installed in the clubhouse in 2014.

Sources & Consumption

The following energy surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Algemene energy audit GCD 2005/06/01
General energy audit GCD 2013/05/10
Analysis of IR photos GCD 2015/10/15

Consumption of renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2016 2015 2014
Renewable Grid Electricity (kWh) 79623 82194

Consumption of non-renewable energy and resources at this golf facility:

2016 2015 2014
Diesel (Litres) 5721 5778
Natural Gas (Litres) 9555 9379
Non-renewable Grid (kWh)
Petrol (Litres) 674 500

Energy Efficiency

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to diversify energy and fuel supply:

Activity Description
Adoption of green tariff grid supply Electricity is sourced from the green tariff grid
Installation of photovoltaic and / or solar panels Being considered within the energy audit. This is still under study.
Use of biodiesel and /or ethanol Installation of a woodburning boiler studied in detail, but shelved due to current cost constrictions and CO2 emission calculations.

This golf facility is undertaking the following activities to reduce energy consumption:

Activity Description
Investment in low-energy heating and air conditioning systems High efficiency boiler in operation.
Optimizing thermostat levels for heating and refrigeration Individual thermostats on radiators
Enhancement of natural ventilation opportunities Heat losses are being monitored within the energy audit.
Upgrading of building insulation Being considered within energy audit. Meanwhile, double glazing has been installed in the clubhouse in 2014/15. Gas consumption has been reduced with 21% in 2014 and with 19% in 2015 as compared to 2013. Electricity usage (KWh) reduction has been achieved by 3% in 2014 and 6% in 2015. Other measures to reduce energy are being considered under an infrared photo analysis and findings from the december 2016 audit.
Installation of low-energy lighting LED already installed where feasible. LED lighting also being considered for introduction at the driving range, which will be renovated/rebuilt in 2017.
Use of motion sensor lighting When appropriate
Transition to energy efficient appliances High efficiency boiler installed for heating.
Use of timers with appliances, heating and lighting Applied when considered appropriate for heating, lighting and kitchen appliances,
Educating staff and customers Being worked on as part of energy audit

Vehicles & Transport

The maintenance fleet at this golf facility uses the following fuel sources:

Ride-on Mowers Walking Mowers Utility Vehicles
Petrol 25%
Diesel 75%

Additional vehicles operated by this golf facility use the following fuel sources:

Golf Carts Buses Golf Carts
Grid Electric 100%

This golf facility has established the following schemes to encourage reductions in staff and customer transport emissions:

Activity Description
Secure cycle parking Cycle park available
Increasing equipment storage (e.g. lockers) The equipment storage has been extended by constructing a new building for lockers and buggies in 2016.
Staff showers Staff showers available in greenkeepers facility

Supply Chain

Bij Golfclub Driene is aandacht voor materiaal en ketenbeheer zowel in de horeca als in baan management,.
De horeca wordt uitgevoerd door DHr Ari Bijkerk. Hij pacht de horeca-faciliteiten in het clubhuis van de club. Door deze samenwerking is deze partij een belangrijke schakel op het gebied van duurzaam inkopen.
Er wordt weinig gebruikt gemaakt van gewasbeschermingsmiddelen in de baan. Reden hiervoor is de constante kwaliteit van de al oude spelelementen (greens). Door deels mechanisch onkruid te verwijderen kan er bovendien worden bespaard op het gebruik van herbiciden.
Het afval dat vrijkomt bij greenkeeping en horeca wordt zoveel mogelijk gescheiden aangeboden. Hierdoor kan er een groot deel worden gerecycled bij het afvalverwerkingsbedrijf en besparen op de inzameling van restafval.

Supply chain management and purchasing are main areas of interest at Golf Club Drieneboth in the catering and course management.
The restaurant and catering activity is outsourced to Mr. Ari Bijkerk, who uses the clubhouse facilities. Therefore, this party is an important link in the area of durable purchasing.
Little use is made of pesticides on the course. The reason is that the greens are old, yet of a consistent quality. By performing weed control mechanically, a further reduction of chemical products is realised. A large proportion of waste from the restaurant and green-keeping is separated and then recycled externally. This approach also saves on costs of waste collection.

Purchasing Policies

This golf facility undertakes the following ethical / environmental purchasing activities:

Activity Description
Measures to avoid waste at source Local suppliers where possible and attractive.
Limited Fair Trade products in the catering.
Use of local suppliers Local suppliers are used when possible and economically attractive. Quality and expertise are also important elements to be considered.
Use of local products Local products will have initial consideration, from quality and cost aspects. Examples are grass turves and vegetables/ asparagus.
Use of recycled and recyclable products Plastic recycling. Conscious of this important area.
Use of accredited suppliers (e.g. ISO 14001) When appropriate.

Supply Chain

An overview of the supplier network at this golf facility:

Total number of suppliers Total number of suppliers within 10 Kilometres Total number of suppliers within 100 Kilometres
Food & Beverage 2 2
Catering Supplies 6 5 1
Retail 1 1
Trade & Contractors 2 2
Maintenance Equipment 1 1
Course Supplies 4 1 3

Turfgrass Inputs

This golf facility undertakes the following IPM activities:

Activity Description
Encouraging drought and disease tolerant grasses Grasses used are optimal for the prevalent climatic conditions. Grass compositions of greens, tees and fairways are regularly reviewed and where considered necessary will be amended in long term programmes.
Managing stress and wear Stress is visually monitored and dealt with when appropriate with liquid calcium treatment and dew controllers..
Enhancement of soil structure Soil structure is improved by aeration. Soil analysis of greens and fairways gives guidance as to treatment requirements.
Optimization of the growing environment An optimal growth environment is cultivated through a detailed and actual maintenance plan, including mowing programme, and through expert advice.
Managing thatch levels Annual measurements of grass condition and composition, and thatch levels by external advisors, who advise on greens maintenance including thatch management.
Managing surface moisture Wetting agents are used when appropriate.
Establishing thresholds for pests and disease Monitoring of pest (insects) and disease visually gives guidance on threshhold levels.
Scouting for pests and diseases Visual scouting. Contact with surrounding golf courses and registration of damage/infestation provides info about the risks of damage.

Fertilizer use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):

2016 2015 2014
Fairways - K - Inorganic 0 0
Fairways - N - Inorganic 0 0
Fairways - P - Inorganic 0 0
Greens - K - Inorganic 201 201
Greens - N - Inorganic 169 169
Greens - P - Inorganic 20 20
Tees - K - Inorganic 75 75
Tees - N - Inorganic 75 75
Tees - P - Inorganic 25 25

Pesticide use at this golf facility in the last three years (kg):

2016 2015 2014
Fairways - Herbicide - Active Ingredient .307 .307
Fairways - Herbicide - Total Weight 3 3
Fairways - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 1 1
Greens - Fungicide - Total Weight 2.5 2.5
Greens - Fungicide - Number of applications per year 4 4
Tees - Herbicide - Active Ingredient 52 52
Tees - Herbicide - Number of applications per year 1 1

This golf facility undertakes the following actions to optimize pesticide use:

Activity Description
Selection on the least toxic and lest persistent products Actively monitor pesticides (literature), their activity and resistance. Selection as a result of experience and consultation.
Selection of appropriate products for specific pests and diseases Products are used to combat known problems and diseases; however change will be made to more suitable and less harmful product if considered appropriate . For example different fungicides have been used when released for application, i.e.. Heritage to Signum to Chipcogreen, which is now the standard.
Spot-treatment with handheld sprayers and wipers Spot-treatment of herbicide will be done in fairways to minimise spraying. Primstar is the standard.
Calibration and testing of sprayers The ideal amount of pesticide is chosen dependent on the active ingredient and weather conditions, thereby optimising usage and dispersion.
Use of shrouded sprayer and anti-drip nozzles Spraying is done with anti-drip nozzles.
Non-chemical weed control Mechanical weed control will be done in first instance, especially on the greens.
Use of organic and biological products to improve plant health and resistance. When considered appropriate

Waste Management

The following waste audits have been undertaken at this golf facility:

Title Author Date View document
Service agreement Milieu Service Nederland 2012/01/01

This golf facility manages key waste streams as follows:

Re-use Recycle Landfill Incinerate
Glass false true false false
Plastic false false false true
Aluminium false true false false
Metal false true false false
Paper & Cardboard false true false false
Grass Clippings false false true false
Cores & Turf false true false false
Sand true false false false
Wood / Timber true true false false

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to continue the lifecycle of materials and resources:

Activity Description
Separation of recyclable materials Ambition is to separate as many different wastestreams as possible for recycle. Examples are plastic, paper, glass, house waste and green waste. This is an ongoing discussion with the waste disposal company.
Establishment of recycling centers Various containers are located centrally in order to separate waste materials. Waste bins are available on the course.
Returning clipping to fairways and walkways Some clippings are recycled, some left on the fairways. Cut wood and branches may be left in the woods for use by wildlife.
Education of staff and customer education Staff and members are informed regarding waste removal and disposal.
Waste awareness campaigns The importance of waste management and separation/recycling will be emphasised to golfclub members.

Pollution Control

Voor de golfclub zijn de uitgangspunten voor milieuzorg de bepalingen als geformuleerd in de wet milieubeheer en het natuurbeheerplan. Ter voorkoming van verontreiniging zijn diverse maatregelen getroffen. Denk hier aan vloeistofdichte vloeren in de werkplaats, een olie- en vetafscheider bij de afspuitplaats, maar ook maatregelen als een energiezuinige koeling en vetvangput voor de horeca. T.b.v. greenkeeping is een nieuwe dubbelwandige dieseltank van 1500 Lt geplaatst (KIWA keurmerk) en de oude tank is volgens de regels afgevoerd (zie afvoercertificaat). Een milieuzorgplan is opgesteld in januari 2017 (bijlage). Voor irrigatie wordt zuiver bronwater gebruikt dat via een overloopvijver wordt benut.

The golf club uses the criteria for environmental care as formulated by government legislation as its starting point. Various measures have been taken in order to prevent pollution. These include the installation of liquid-sealed floors in the workplace, the use of an oil- and grease separator in the hose-down area, and also the installation of an environmentally-friendly cooling and fat collection/separation in the kitchen. On behalf of the greenkeeping a new double-walled diesel tank (1500 Lt, KIWA certified) is installed; the old one had been removed in accordance with the applicable rules (see: waste certificate). A environmental management plan has been prepared in january 2017 (see attachment).
Some regards with respect to analyses of pesticides
Any analysis of drained water on pesticides is not considered as meaningful deemed by the experts in this area (a.o. representatives of the Waterschap Vechtstromen). Analysis of the three potential hazardous components present in Chipco (iprodion, Bayer) and Primstar (florasulam, fluroxypyr en fluroxypyrmeptyl, Bayer) can only be performed by LC-MS analyses. The concentrations measured are with great certainty below the detection levels. This implies a high probability of false positive and false negative results, respectively.
Dependent on the local groundwater level water is flowing from the brooks or vice versa. This refers not only to the Drienerbeek but also to the brooks of the adjacent agriculture land. Sampling (Where? How? At what point?) will only give a snapshot and, therefore, will only increase the false security.

Water Analysis

This golf facility monitors water quality with the following frequency:

Chemical Biological Visual
Inflow Three Yearly
On-Site Yearly
Outflow Three Yearly

Waste Water

Waste water from this golf facility is managed as follows:

Discharges to Formal Discharge Agreement
Golf Course Stream No
Clubhouse Mains Sewer Yes
Maintenance Facility Mains Sewer Yes
Wash Pad Via Oil Separator Yes

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials at this golf facility are handled and disposed of as follows:

Secure Storage Registered Uplift
Detergents true false
Cooking Oils true false
Lubricants true false
Pesticide Containers true false
Fertiliser Bags true false
Oil Filters true false
Batteries true false

Pollution Prevention

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution from its maintenance facility and clubhouse:

Activity Description
Storage of equipment and hazardous products on covered, sealed impervious areas Hazardous materials are safely stored at the greenkeepers facility
Maintenance of equipment on covered, sealed impervious areas Maintenance carried out on sealed areas at the greenkeepers facility
Mixing of pesticides and fertilizers over impervious surfaces When required, mixing is performed over impervious surfaces at the greenkeepers facility
Installation of sufficient secondary containment for fuel Catchment to retain spillages/leakages
Provision of containment booms and absorbent materials Absorbent materials present
Measurement of pesticides in surface and ground water. Further explanation Any analysis of drained water on pesticides is not considered as meaningful deemed by the experts in this area (a.o. representatives of the Waterschap Vechtstromen). Analysis of the three potential hazardous components present in Chipco (iprodion, Bayer) and Primstar (florasulam, fluroxypyr en fluroxypyrmeptyl, Bayer)can only be performed by LC-MS analyses. The concentrations measured are with great certainty below the detection levels. This implies a high probability of false positive and false negative results, respectively.
Visual and chemical analyses of surface and ground water. Further explanation (2) Visual and chemical analyses of the sampled pond water used for irrigation is under consideration. Although the relevance with respect to pollution control is not high, we are interested to gain some knowledge by monitoring trace elements, a.o. calcium, phosphates, potassium, iron and nitrates. We have contacted the environmental laboratory Aqualysis, which also works for the Waterboard, for assistance in this matter.
Environmental management plan A environmental management plan describing the risks aspects for people and environment is prepared. Objectives: 1. Conservation of business operations with minimal risk for staff, members and visitors 2. effective and efficient use of energy and raw materials 3. Comply with existing laws and regulations

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to prevent pollution on its golf course:

Activity Description
Eliminating leachate and run-off through careful timing of turf inputs Careful timing of pesticide application minimises run-off and leaching.
Establishment of vegetative buffer strips around water bodies Pollution of ponds and other water elements minimised by careful application of pesticides at appropriate distance from banks.
Establishment of emergency spillage response plan Spillage emergency plan being developed.
Controlling erosion and sediment discharge Management of stream banks carried out in consultation with responsible Water Authority.
Establishment of pesticide-free zones Biotopes and pesticide free zones are defined across the location.

Community

Goed contacten met andere onderdelen van de gemeenschap, o.a. locale en provinciele overheid, waterschap, buren en locale bedrijven. Een actieve club website geeft verdere communicatie mogelijkheden en wanneer nodig zijn mediacontacten onderhouden. The locatie ligt behoorlijk geisoleerd op de buitenkant van Hengelo.

Good contacts and collaboration with e.g. local and provincial government, water board, neighbours and local businesses. An active club website gives wider communication possibilities and contacts with the local media are maintained when appropriate. The location of the golfcourse is quite isolated on the outskirts of Hengelo.

Employment & Education

Typical staffing levels at this golf facility are:

Full Time Part Time Seasonal
Club Management 5
Course Management 2.8
Food & Beverage 3
Golf Coaching 1
Retail & Leisure 2
Other 1

The sustainability working group at this golf facility is comprised of:

  • General Manager
  • Course Manager
  • Committee Members
  • Technical Specialist
  • Safety officers
  • Local nature study- and conservation societies

Employees at this golf facility receive the following formal and informal environmental education:

Activity Description
Storage, application and disposal of pesticides (head) greenkeepers training
Efficient water management (head) greenkeepers training
Management of accidents and emergencies (head) greenkeepers training, emergency response and firstaid training of greenkeepers, AED training voor club (committee) members, implementation of evacuation plan.
Management of habitats and vegetation Course committee, (head) greenkeepers training, flora and fauna training, interaction with Bosgroep. On site training in flora and fauna (laws) to be continued early 2017.
Waste minimization, separation and recycling (head) greenkeepers training, interaction with waste disposal company.
Health & Safety Formal firstaid and accident training, emergency response training. Two safety officers are installed (local members of the golfclub). Full evacuation plan for the location completed in 2016.
Energy Saving Internal working group comprising technical and financial expertise, to give recommendations and advice
Understanding of landscape and cultural heritage Internal experts present. Mr. A. Bijkerk (member Baan Commission) followed a seminar on "Nieuwe Wet Natuurbescherming", Amersfoort, 3 november 2016
Environmental management planning (head) greenkeepers training, Course committee

Community Relations

This golf facility engages with local community groups in the following manner:

Activity Description
Neighbours The golfclub is in contact with neighbours
Local Government The golfclub is in contact with local government
Local Environmental Groups Several environmental groups have been/are involved with nature and environmental activities
Local Community Groups When appropriate
Media Interesting events and news regarding the golfclub and its policy will be shared with local media. Active club website gives news regarding all aspects of club.
Local Businesses Local businesses will be involved when appropriate. Business club "Vrienden van Driene" has been established and is in operation
Schools & Colleges Contact with UTwente.
GCD has an active youth department

Land Use & Cultural Heritage

This golf facility provides access and diversified land use for others through:

Activity Description
Maintenance of existing public paths Public footpath through golf course maintained by club as nature path.
Creation of new paths and nature trails A new nature path has been constructed to the new short-game course
Installation of effective and welcoming signage Signposts and boards in vicinity and on course.
Partnership conservation and access projects (e.g. community woodland) The area of the Golfclub is located in an ecological structure of local environmental importance, 'provinciale ecologische hoofdstructuur'.

No archaeological or heritage surveys have been undertaken at this golf facility.

This golf facility does not consult any organizations regarding the conservation of cultural heritage.

This golf facility undertakes the following activities to conserve cultural heritage features:

Activity Description
Historic Features (Hedgerows / Dykes / Moats / Cairns etc) Awareness of historical agricultural usage in line with the Twentse landscape ("essen" and hedgerows)

Communications

This golf facility undertakes the following internal environmental communications:

Activity Description
Provision of newsletters, notice boards & poster display Club newsletter and noticeboard. Newsletters are distributed digitally by email to all the members.
Members evenings and course walks Occasional club matches involving nature and environmental questionnaires.
Course guides / brochures New coursebooks shortly to be available following new NGF-course measurement.
Establishment of a nature trail Footpath across course is nature path. Formal nature trail not present.

This golf facility undertakes the following social and environmental advocacy activities:

Activity Description
Website, press releases & brochures Active club website, open days
Course walks / open days Annual open days for potential members
Attending community meetings When appropriate