A global perspective on the environmental impact of golf


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Wheeler, Kit and Nauright, John (2006) A global perspective on the environmental impact of golf Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 9 (3). pp. 427-443. ISSN 1743-0437

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The sport of golf has grown tremendously in the past three decades. It is now the leading sport in the world in terms of total economic expenditure, yet surprising little on golf has appeared in the academic sports studies literature. In particular, the impact of golf on the environment has been virtually absent from discussion. Golf takes place in the outdoors, yet golf course development and maintenance has involved many aspects that are deleterious to the environment. This article charts the impact of golf on the environment from an international perspective, particularly noting emerging differences in first and developing world countries.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
D000 Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D400 Agriculture > D447 Environmental conservation
F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F850 Environmental Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/17430430600673449
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 03:01
Last Modified: 01 May 2015 15:06
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/11893

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