For the second year running, the Deutsche Bank Championship, which finishes tonight at the TPC Boston course, will be the only carbon neutral tournament on the PGA Tour
This year’s tournament features a solar power installation and a new Sustainability Tent, and the associated on-site recycling programme has been extended by way of a volunteer committee in partnership with TPC Boston and Pritchard Event Services to collect and sort all of its redeemable bottles and cans, with proceeds benefiting local food banks.
The tournament has also, for the first time, featured a solar power installation provided by Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar. The system, housed between the ninth green and tenth tee, was designed and installed by Alteris Renewables and demonstrates a photovoltaic system producing enough energy to power an average home. The energy produced by the installation will be put back into the local power grid.
“Deutsche Bank has long been a leader in environmental sustainability and is committed to be carbon neutral firm-wide from 2013 onward, so it was natural to extend that commitment to the Championship,” said Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas.
TPC Boston is adjacent to 150 acres of local conservation land donated by the development partnership of the club to the towns of Norton and Mansfield. The golf course, although a challenging test for PGA TOUR Players, was also The course, which has been redesigned in recent years by architect Gil Hanse, has been the recipient of three Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards for environmental stewardship.