Shown left to right accepting Sustainability Award is Affinity Management's Damon DeVito
and from Musket Ridge Kyle Roberson, Dave Haggas and Vince DiStefano.
Haymarket, VA, September 24, 2014 - The 2nd Annual NGCOA Mid-Atlantic Innovation Awards were presented today at the Associationís annual meeting at Bull Run Golf Club. Musket Ridge Golf Club received the Sustainability Award in recognition of incorporating sustainability and environmental stewardship into operating practices.
The NGCOA Mid-Atlanticís newest award is the Sustainability Award, recognizing the ability to incorporate sustainability and environmental stewardship into operating practices. Musket Ridge Golf Club in Myersville, Maryland is the winner of this inaugural award.
Musket Ridge is the first Zero Food Waste golf course in the United States. All of the food waste generated from events, the Lock, Stock & Barrel grill room and the kitchen is composted into fertilizer using a Japanese process called Bokashi. Musket Ridge estimates that it keeps 8,000 pounds of food waste out of landfills annually with its zero food waste initiative, and its efforts have inspired other golf facilities to follow its lead.
Musket Ridge is also embarking on a program to reduce water and chemical use by utilizing new technologies and Best Management Practices. Their new water and nutrient program will greatly reduce the impact that the golf course has on its local ecosystem, including the Chesapeake Bay.
Musket Ridge Chef Kyle Roberson and Golf Course Superintendent Vince DiStefano were recognized by the club as leaders of this initiative. Encompassing more than 150 acres of breathtaking Maryland views, Musket Ridge Golf Club is the final gem designed by the late Joe Lee and is known as one of his best golf courses, joining the ranks of Doral and La Costa.