Free golf

Editor:

I was interested in the front page article of your April 18 issue regarding the folding of another golf course. I do hope that the public is aware that golf courses are a major source of pollution due to the enormous amount of pesticides and herbicides that are sprayed on the greens and fairways to keep them in pristine condition.

I am personally not against golfing or golf courses, but would hope owners and managers would curtail the use of harmful chemicals and produce a chemical free environment for man and wildlife. During the various seasons Canada geese also use golf courses for feeding and resting.

So please, let’s stop the pollution and return to more environmentally friendly, chemical free golf courses – which by the way, may also be more cost effective.

John Herbert

East Palestine