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(BBC-US) Hero France exempts golf courses from watering bans. French climate activists: Tiens ma bière   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-08-13 2:58:28 PM  
Hee hee. We should do that on the entire American west.
 
2022-08-13 3:00:48 PM  
They should have sprayed Round-up on every green too.

That might be a fun guerilla campaign in north America - fill every hole with cement and round up every green. The idle rich will be in a fury.
 
2022-08-13 5:41:42 PM  

neongoats: They should have sprayed Round-up on every green too.

That might be a fun guerilla campaign in north America - fill every hole with cement and round up every green. The idle rich will be in a fury.


Yes, the solution is to contaminate the water supply - because if you're dumping that much pesticide in the aquifer I don't care how "harmless" it is, the quantity negates that. **eyeroll**

Cement the holes. do the same over any sprinkler heads you find.  But don't dirty-bomb the water supply to "save" it.  If you make the water incapable of reaching the grass, nature will take care of the rest.
 
2022-08-13 6:39:33 PM  

phalamir: neongoats: They should have sprayed Round-up on every green too.

That might be a fun guerilla campaign in north America - fill every hole with cement and round up every green. The idle rich will be in a fury.

Yes, the solution is to contaminate the water supply - because if you're dumping that much pesticide in the aquifer I don't care how "harmless" it is, the quantity negates that. **eyeroll**

Cement the holes. do the same over any sprinkler heads you find.  But don't dirty-bomb the water supply to "save" it.  If you make the water incapable of reaching the grass, nature will take care of the rest.


Hate the be the one to break it to you, but enough round up to kill some golf greens is a little drop in the bucket compared to how much is already used - by these same golf clubs already every month. You don't really harm them at all by making grass go dormant - it just goes green as soon as it rains or you start watering again. If you want to harm a golf club you have to actually do it harm, not pansy ass around.
 
2022-08-13 7:33:57 PM  

phalamir: neongoats: They should have sprayed Round-up on every green too.

That might be a fun guerilla campaign in north America - fill every hole with cement and round up every green. The idle rich will be in a fury.

Yes, the solution is to contaminate the water supply - because if you're dumping that much pesticide in the aquifer I don't care how "harmless" it is, the quantity negates that. **eyeroll**

Cement the holes. do the same over any sprinkler heads you find.  But don't dirty-bomb the water supply to "save" it.  If you make the water incapable of reaching the grass, nature will take care of the rest.


The fertilizer used probably does as much a number on the water supply as the pesticides.
 
2022-08-13 8:13:58 PM  

neongoats: The idle rich will be in a fury.


Hate to break it to you, but golf is more than just a sport for the rich, there are thousands of public courses across the nation that millions play on every year, myself included - and I'm no where near rich. 

Also, you get caught you are on the hook for thousands in property damage, greens in particular are amongst the most valuable things on the courses, from grass used to overall construction.
 
2022-08-13 8:55:53 PM  
Don't they move the holes around regularly?
 
2022-08-13 9:12:12 PM  

neongoats: They should have sprayed Round-up on every green too.

That might be a fun guerilla campaign in north America - fill every hole with cement and round up every green. The idle rich will be in a fury.


Round up has that handy dandy applicator hose. It's really easy* to make large shapes on golf courses i.e. giant dongs

*this information is for novelty purposes only. pastramithemosterotic does not condone destruction of private property
 
2022-08-13 10:02:15 PM  
"economic madness takes precedence over ecological reason".

When will they trying eating money?
 
2022-08-13 10:14:21 PM  

phimuskapsi: neongoats: The idle rich will be in a fury.

Hate to break it to you, but golf is more than just a sport for the rich, there are thousands of public courses across the nation that millions play on every year, myself included - and I'm no where near rich. 

Also, you get caught you are on the hook for thousands in property damage, greens in particular are amongst the most valuable things on the courses, from grass used to overall construction.


Well the important thing is that your niche hobby is more important than the planet
 
2022-08-13 11:33:29 PM  

replacementcool: Well the important thing is that your niche hobby is more important than the planet


The same could be said for virtually any sport or hobby. 

Also, niche? 25 million people golf in the US alone.
 
2022-08-13 11:58:49 PM  

phimuskapsi: replacementcool: Well the important thing is that your niche hobby is more important than the planet

The same could be said for virtually any sport or hobby. 

Also, niche? 25 million people golf in the US alone.


I challenge you to find a sport more ecologically wasteful than golf.
 
2022-08-14 12:08:24 AM  

replacementcool: I challenge you to find a sport more ecologically wasteful than golf.


NASCAR. That wasn't even remotely hard. 
F1.
Boat Racing
Bike Racing
Want another? Skiing/Snowboarding.
How about American football? Every week during the season about 2 million people (or more) commute to games via plane, train and automobile.

Your average golf course is 150 acres. There are 9000 courses or so, that's about 1.5 million acres of land that is kept relatively green and when they shut down become wild area again. That 1.5 million acres is approximately 0.07% of land area in the US.
 
2022-08-14 1:08:47 AM  

phimuskapsi: when they shut down become wild area again


Oh no, no, no, my friend, when shut down they become upscale tract housing.
 
2022-08-14 1:10:29 AM  

phimuskapsi: neongoats: The idle rich will be in a fury.

Hate to break it to you, but golf is more than just a sport for the rich, there are thousands of public courses across the nation that millions play on every year, myself included - and I'm no where near rich. 

Also, you get caught you are on the hook for thousands in property damage, greens in particular are amongst the most valuable things on the courses, from grass used to overall construction.


Why is your hobby a higher priority than the ecosystems it thieves from?

/same question for the almond farms and resorts in arid regions
 
2022-08-14 1:19:58 AM  

2wolves: phimuskapsi: when they shut down become wild area again

Oh no, no, no, my friend, when shut down they become upscale tract housing.


You know there are more golf courses in rural areas than the suburbs, right? In my area the majority are in rural areas and when they close tend to close for good and turn back into fields and forests.

Summoner101: Why is your hobby a higher priority than the ecosystems it thieves from?


You guys are basing your entire "ecological" outlook on golf courses in places like CA or in the case of this article, dry France. There are thousands in areas that don't need to do as much transformational work, and that's where I play and have played. I live in Western NY. If there is a drought, they shouldn't be watered, but they are and I get why. 

Summoner101: /same question for the almond farms and resorts in arid regions


Same could literally be said for millions of decisions made around the world every year, and you know what? Golf isn't a significant impact for the majority of regions in the world where it is played. Some places do need artificial methods to keep them alive, but I would argue that it is a small percent. Additionally, the cheaper the course, the less maintenance done on the course, from less frequent watering to less destructive construction.

Think about all the concrete and materials used to support other sports stadiums that are constructed, from the HS to the Pro level. HS Football fields, soccer fields, baseball, etc, are all maintained similarly to golf. 

You are trying to blame golf for issues that are much larger than the sport my guy, so that's why it doesn't matter what you ask or I say.
 
2022-08-14 1:22:13 AM  
Oh and as a note.

1.5 million acres sounds like a lot, but if you took all the golf courses in the US and put them in a box, it'd be a box about 40x40 miles. 

That's it.
 
2022-08-14 4:26:07 AM  
Pointless distractions.

Deceptive miss directions.
 
2022-08-14 4:28:08 AM  
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2022-08-14 4:34:04 AM  

phimuskapsi: Oh and as a note.

1.5 million acres sounds like a lot, but if you took all the golf courses in the US and put them in a box, it'd be a box about 40x40 miles. 

That's it.


and plastic pollution is no big deal if you figure it by weight
 
2022-08-14 9:37:45 AM  

phimuskapsi: neongoats: The idle rich will be in a fury.

Hate to break it to you, but golf is more than just a sport for the rich, there are thousands of public courses across the nation that millions play on every year, myself included - and I'm no where near rich. 

Also, you get caught you are on the hook for thousands in property damage, greens in particular are amongst the most valuable things on the courses, from grass used to overall construction.


Just because a course is public doesn't make it cheap. That doesn't mean there aren't affordable options but let's not kid ourselves. I golf (not as much as I'd like), but it's a sport for the upper middle class on up.
 
2022-08-14 10:05:21 AM  
Um, subby, pretty sure that should be "tenez nos bières" - plural.
 
2022-08-14 11:41:37 AM  
Pardon my golf ignorance, but as far as the "concrete in the cup" concept goes......isn't it fairly normal that the pin gets moved around on the green?  IE the course groundskeeper could simply cut/drill a new cup and the game continues.
 
2022-08-14 12:41:53 PM  

phimuskapsi: You know there are more golf courses in rural areas than the suburbs, right? In my area the majority are in rural areas and when they close tend to close for good and turn back into fields and forests.


Of course your mileage may vary
 
2022-08-14 8:02:57 PM  

waffledonkey: Pardon my golf ignorance, but as far as the "concrete in the cup" concept goes......isn't it fairly normal that the pin gets moved around on the green?  IE the course groundskeeper could simply cut/drill a new cup and the game continues.


yes, concrete in the holes would just be a minor inconvenience.
 
2022-08-14 8:32:45 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: waffledonkey: Pardon my golf ignorance, but as far as the "concrete in the cup" concept goes......isn't it fairly normal that the pin gets moved around on the green?  IE the course groundskeeper could simply cut/drill a new cup and the game continues.

yes, concrete in the holes would just be a minor inconvenience.


Well other than the fact that it will have to be removed at some point.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Just because a course is public doesn't make it cheap. That doesn't mean there aren't affordable options but let's not kid ourselves. I golf (not as much as I'd like), but it's a sport for the upper middle class on up.


I grew up poor and still golfed, played on an executive course most of my teens because it was so much cheaper.
 
2022-08-14 10:38:08 PM  

educated: Hee hee. We should do that on the entire American west.


Yeah. Because if there is one sure way to show everyone how much you love the climate and detest those who are changing it... that way would be to travel over 1/2 the nation's area and use a shiatload of extra cement mix, And water to mix it with. Whatcha going to use to stir the concrete mix and water?? A rotary tool powered by Freon and insulating gloves knitted out of asbestos fibres and spotted owl down in case the freon cans get too cold?
 
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