Leading agriculture company Syngenta are supporting golf clubs over the coming seasons to establish and manage areas of pollen and nectar rich wildflower habitat that will provide essential food resources and nesting habitat for pollinators, including native bees, butterflies and other insects.
The selected native wildflowers will also provide new visual features and will give added interest to your round of golf from the environmental diversity it will support.
Seaford Head Golf Course’s Head Greenkeeper Simon Lambert said “We have many areas already set aside as wildflower areas. We have our own wildflower mix that was created to reflect the flowers and grasses found around our site.
We are set within the South Downs National Park with a large area with SSSI designated as chalk grassland. This is managed by ourselves and Sussex Wildlife Trust.
We hope to continue to grow these areas and Operation Pollinator is something myself and my employers would be proud to be part of”.
Seaford Head Golf Course is provided by Seaford Town Council which aims to provide the best possible golf course in the area and ensure it is also welcoming to all and environmentally friendly.
Chairman of the Golf Committee Councillor Alan Latham said “The Town Council has created an excellent business through its officers and councillors whereby there has been significant investment in the golf course, its machinery and most importantly the Greenkeepers which means that we now have one of the best quality golf courses in the region but also one that runs at a profit for the benefit of local Seaford Residents.”