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RANDOLPH GOLF COMPLEX JOINS AUDUBON COOPERATIVE SANCTUARY PROGRAM

March 4th, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz.– Randolph Golf Complex has received recognition in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property. The plan was developed by Matt Kimball, Tucson City Golf Director of Agronomy, who is also recognized for his effort to plan for environmental stewardship.

"As we work towards full recognition as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, I am excited to know we will be joining such an esteemed group of facilities that value and promote golf's ability to work in concert with, and in support of, sound environmental practices," said Kimball. "To know that we will be making a positive impact, increasing the populations of many species within this unique habitat, and having the opportunity to educate our local community is a win-win. I personally couldn’t be happier to be a part of that."

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides an educational service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs and achieve recognition for their efforts. After the environmental plan is approved, properties in the program may apply for recognition in Wildlife and Habitat Management, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, Water Quality Management, and Outreach and Education by demonstrating that they have met minimum requirements for each category. Once the course has been recognized in all categories and received a site visit from Audubon International staff they are designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

"The open space of a golf course is utilized not only by golfers, but is habitat for a variety of wildlife species," explained Christine Kane, Executive Director at Audubon International. "We welcome Randolph Golf Complex’s commitment to the environment and to managing the golf course with wildlife in mind."

By joining and participating in the ACSP, Randolph Golf Complex will be involved in projects that enhance habitat for wildlife and preserve natural resources for the benefit of the local community. These projects may include: Placing nesting boxes for cavity-nesting birds such as bluebirds and swallows, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, conserving water, and maintaining food and cover for wildlife.

"The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program benefits both people and wildlife," said Kane. "It's a great way for the managers of developed properties and environmental organizations to work together to become better stewards of land and natural resources."

Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Troy, NY. In addition to golf courses, Audubon International also provides programs for businesses, schools, communities, and new developments with the purpose of delivering high-quality environmental education and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources. For more information, call Audubon International at 1-844-767-9051 or visit www.auduboninternational.org


About OB Sports
Randolph Golf Complex is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages around 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States, while expanding its international footprint to include Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, and Dumbarnie Golf Links in Fife, Scotland. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. Named a Top 100 Business in Golf by the National Golf Foundation in 2018, visit obsports.com to get more information, or call (480) 948-1300. Become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook, follow OB Sports on Twitter, or visit the OB Sports YouTube channel.


CONTACTS:

Allie Eustis, Program Specialist
(518) 767-9051, Ext. 116
allie@auduboninternational.org

David Bataller | (480) 948-1300
dbataller@obsports.com