Greener greens for Wack Wack Golf and Country Club
The Wack Wack Golf and Country Club has taken a noble step in promoting awareness on environment preservation through their on-going special projects in line with the Philippine Open taking place in Manila this week.
The presence of the elite stars from the Asian Tour, according to Wack Wack Golf and Country Club General Manager Felipe C.S. Soyangco, will serve as the perfect opportunity to showcase how golf can help in the preservation of mother nature.
Wack Wack G&CC General Manager Felipe C.S. Soyangco, with Miss Earth Philippine
“As much as we want to promote golf, we also look at the environment which has to be valued. We can play golf but at the same time preserve the environment.
“The main direction is to steer away from chemical fertilizers and change to organic fertilizers. Logic dictates that we use it with our trees and you can see the results with our lush green course here.
“Events like the Philippine Open will promote awareness to the community at large and we are just serving as a catalyst in helping preserve the environment,” said Soyangco.
The Wack Wack Golf and Country Club started the ball rolling in 2005 with the creation of the Operational Special Projects which is focused on environment preservation. Part of the project include the Mango Orchard, the use of organic fertilizers, Beekeeping and Butterfly Breeding.
Miss Earth Philippine admires the greening of Wack Wack G&CC
The other special projects are the construction of a Greenhouse or Nursery, Orchidarium or Cut Flowers Production, which is an orchid nursery located near the fairway of the West Course, and the Fish Cages. The Fish Cages project converts the ponds into fish cages and plays a primary role in the support of native fishes being served in the restaurant on course.
The 2007 Miss Earth Philippine were also present on site this week to witness first hand the steps taken to conserve the beauty of mother nature.
Soyangco hopes to see more golf courses spring into action as he believes that the efforts of Wack Wack Golf and Country Club is a testament that these projects can be adopted under testing conditions.
“We are living proof that this can be done in a city setting and the course is a testament to our efforts,” added Soyangco.
April 4, 2008