Golf Destruction – Enviro-Lunatic Lawsuit Destroys Golf Facility – DeLand, Florida – 2012 09 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida, with a population of almost 25,000.

 

The well water in Country Club Estates neighbourhood was contaminated with a so-called cancer-causing pest control product called dieldrin.

 

Consequently, a group of forty-two Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners in the Country Club Estates neighbourhood FILED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against the DeLand Country Club over ALLEGEDLY HARMFUL GROUND WATER POLLUTION.

 

The Enviro-Lunatic LAWSUIT SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE DESTRUCTION OF A GOLF FACILITY. 

 

( See later segments. )

 

Golf Facilities Cannot Afford This #@!!% Anti-Pesticide Nonsense.

 

 

 

Needless Concern About Minuscule Quantity Of Pesticide

 

 

The Volusia County Health Department, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of DeLand have all been involved in sampling, testing water, and getting city water lines extended to the Country Club Estates neighbourhood.

 

The wells for several homes in the neighbourhood tested positive for dieldrin, but at levels in PARTS PER TRILLION  ―  A MINUSCULE QUANTITY.

 

As of January 6th, 2012, 287 wells were TESTED in the Country Club Estates neighbourhood  ―  of those, 171 were rated as DIELDRIN NON-DETECT WELLS, 116 exceeded the state’s level for contamination, and only 5 exceeded the maximum contaminant level established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It appeared that the DIELDRIN NON-DETECT WELLS remained uncontaminated.

 

Six months later, as of July 11th, 2012, 160 DIELDRIN NON-DETECT WELLS were RE-TESTED in the Country Club Estates neighbourhood  ―  of those, 4 exceeded the state’s level for contamination, and NONE exceeded the maximum contaminant level established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the previous year, on November 21st, 2011, the City of DeLand received reports on sampling from reclaimed water taken from lines at the DeLand Country Club’s maintenance area, which tested at 0.0033 MICROGRAMS PER LITER, or 3.3 PARTS PER TRILLION, and from the golf course irrigation booster pump station, which tested at 0.0031 MICROGRAMS PER LITER, or 3.1 PARTS PER TRILLION.

 

They were MINUSCULEE CONCENTRATIONS.

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows a MAXIMUM LEVEL OF 0.2 MICROGRAMS PER LITER.

 

Observers point out that the mere ability to measure or detect the presence of a pest control ingredient in the environment is NOT an indication that the substance poses any health risk, especially at the trace levels at which we can now detect them, which is in parts per trillion.

 

 

 

Ten-Million-Dollar Lawsuit With Unspecified Damages

 

 

Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners in the Country Club Estates neighbourhood FILED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against DeLand Country Club and the manufacturer of dieldrin  for TEN MILLION DOLLARS IN UNSPECIFIED DAMAGES.

 

Golf Facilities Cannot Afford This #@!!% Anti-Pesticide Nonsense.

 

The CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT claimed the DeLand Country Club used the now-unavailable pest control product in the 1970s.

 

Infamous enviro-advocate Erin Brockovich and her legal entourage were hired by the Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners, but she later withdrew from the case.

 

 

 

Mock-Concern About Property Value

 

 

The Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners expressed MOCK-CONCERN that the positive tests will significantly lower their PROPERTY VALUES and make it harder to sell their homes.

 

For example, owners who claim to have paid 145,000 dollars for their home in 1994, now allege that, according to the Property Appraiser’s Office, the value of their home dropped to 84,000 dollars.

 

The drop in home value may NOT have been entirely due to contamination.

 

 

 

Mock-Concern About POTENTIAL Health Impact

 

 

There were also MOCK-CONCERNS about the POTENTIAL HEALTH IMPACTS of living with the contamination.

 

 

 

Anti-Pesticide Lunatic-Advice

 

 

Local Anti-Pesticide Officials FURTHER ENRAGED Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners with SENSELESS AND ALARMIST ADVICE  ― 

 

•   all people, whether they have city water or a well, should filter their water

 

•   children and expectant mothers may be affected by dieldrin exposure even at very low levels

 

•   garden in above-ground boxes using clean soil

 

•   take extra precautions with children who play in the yard

 

•   wear masks when mowing lawns with sandy patches

 

We are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by GREEDY AND AVARICIOUS ACTIVISTS, FAKE SCIENTISTS, JUNK SCIENCE, and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOUR.

 

Nevertheless, observers have commented that the Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners are SIMPLY GREEDY AND AVARICIOUS, and are TRYING TO CASH IN ON A SITUATION THAT ACTUALLY REPRESENTS NO DANGER.

 

Golf Facilities Cannot Afford This #@!!% Anti-Pesticide Nonsense.

 

Scientific research PROVES that conventional pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and CAN BE USED SAFELY.

 

Golf Facilities Cannot Afford This #@!!% Anti-Pesticide Nonsense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History Of Dieldrin

 

 

In 1987, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed dieldrin from all uses, including as a termite treatment.

 

Dieldrin was developed in the 1940s as an alternative to DDT, and proved to be a highly effective insecticide that was very widely used from the 1950s to the early 1970s.

 

The presence of dieldrin in those regions where it has never been used raised concerns about the inability to control the movement of this persistent chemical in the environment.

 

n fact, it was far more likely that the Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners themselves were responsible for the MOST RECENT USE of dieldrin as a preventive application against termites on the foundations of their homes, most of which were built in the 1980s.

 

Registered uses of dieldrin were very limited after the mid-1970s, and it was entirely discontinued by the early 1990s.

 

The last known manufacturer of dieldrin, Shell International Chemical Co. ( United Kingdom ), ceased its production in 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 10th & 13th, 2012

 

The Daytona Beach News-Journal

 

Selected and Adapted Excerpts 

 

 

 

 

The empty fairways at the recently closed DeLand Country Club, in DeLand, Florida, on Monday, September 10th, 2012, afternoon.

 

Throughout North America, the Golf Industry is SEVERELY WEAKENED by aging and declining membership, falling revenues, over-saturated market, unstable economy, volatile weather, and ANTI-PESTICIDE SUBVERSION.

 

In the State of Florida, local golfers have said farewell to the DeLand Country Club golf course, another sad story in what is becoming a thick tome full of Florida business failings since the Great Recession began in 2007.

 

On September 10th, 2012, the markers were gone from the tee boxes and the flags were gone from the greens.

 

West Volusia’s oldest Golf Facility, a community staple since 1957, is now CLOSED, the latest victim of a world-wide economic slide that has crippled the accounting books of Golf Facilities everywhere.

 

In Florida, many Golf Facilities are still struggling with poor revenue and debt.

 

DeLand Country Club had weathered bad economic times before, and it made it through the previous two recessions of 2001 and 2007-2009.

 

But it also had plenty of competition from other courses in West Volusia.

 

DeLand Country Club had been a private club until three years ago, when the dwindling membership numbers made it impossible to support its maintenance costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A LAWSUIT against DeLand Country Club did not help its financial situation and LED TO ITS EARLY DEMISE.

 

In early 2011, MINUSCULE LEVELS of dieldrin were discovered in private drinking water wells surrounding DeLand Country Club.

 

Forty-two Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners in the Country Club Estates neighbourhood FILED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against the DeLand Country Club over ALLEGEDLY HARMFUL GROUND WATER POLLUTION caused by the use of the insecticide called dieldrin.

 

The CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT was filed against DeLand Country Club as well as Shell International Chemical Co., a company that manufactured dieldrin until it ceased production in 1989.

 

The Enviro-Lunatic LAWSUIT SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE DESTRUCTION OF A LOCAL GOLF FACILITY.

 

There is NO DOUBT that the Enviro-Lunatic LAWSUIT against DeLand Country Club LED TO ITS DESTRUCTION  ―  the Golf Facility could not afford this #@!!% Anti-Pesticide NONSENSE.

 

If there had been NO LAWSUIT, DeLand would NOT have closed its doors.

 

Moreover, DeLand Country Club could not afford this #@!!% Anti-Pesticide NONSENSE, with Enviro-Lunatic Home-Owners who are SIMPLY GREEDY AND AVARICIOUS, and who are TRYING TO CASH IN ON A SITUATION THAT ACTUALLY REPRESENTS NO DANGER

 

« We’ve been in a downward spiral, financially, for 10 to 12 years.  We tried to save it », said Dick Kelton, who served as President of the club’s Board of Directors.

 

« If we had money to operate, we’d be open » Kelton said.

 

« It’s unfortunate, but we did everything we could to keep it going.  We hit the wall. »

 

A meeting of the DeLand Quarterback Club, in the clubhouse that features a panoramic view of the sloping 15th fairway, was the last scheduled event at the club.

 

Kelton said the member-owned club owes about 1.5 million dollars, nearly all in mortgage balance and outstanding loans from members.

 

The club had 12 employees, including the restaurant, pro shop and maintenance staff.

 

Given the current golf climate, Kelton seems to think the property could eventually be sold to someone for its real estate potential.

 

There is NO DOUBT that the Enviro-Lunatic LAWSUIT against DeLand Country Club LED TO ITS EARLY DEMISE  ―  the Golf Facility could not afford this #@!!% Anti-Pesticide NONSENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Critical

 

Issues

 

 

 

 

The Golf Industry must immediately

address the following CRITICAL ISSUES  …

 

 

TO AVOID ITS IMMINENT DEMISE, the Golf Industry must immediately address several CRITICAL ISSUES.

 

The Golf Industry is on a COLLISION COURSE with the LOOMING SHIPWRECK of Anti-Golf and Anti-Pesticide Terrorism !

 

Regardless of its Exception Status in many jurisdictions, the Golf Industry faces some huge challenges because of its high degree of vulnerability concerning several public affairs issues. 

 

In order to successfully deter the malicious efforts of all Lunatic Golf-Hating Anti-Pesticide Terrorists, the Golf Industry must immediately address the following CRITICAL ISSUES.

 

The Golf Industry Should Tell Anti-Pesticide Activists to Get OFF Our grASS and Roast In Hell.

 

 

 

Golf Facilities Cannot Afford This #@!!% NONSENSE

 

 

There is NO DOUBT that, especially under difficult economic conditions, Anti-Pesticide and Anti-Golf ATTACKS WILL LEAD TO THE DEMISE OF THE GOLF INDUSTRY.

 

The Golf Industry is SEVERELY DAMAGED by aging and declining membership, falling revenues, over-saturated market, unstable economy, volatile weather  ―  and the CARNAGE CAUSED by Lunatic-Enviro-Terrorists

 

Golf Facilities are OVER-BURDENED with NONSENSICAL government reports concerning Pest Control Product Use and Justification, Integrated Pest Management Programs, and Nutrient Management Plans.

 

The Game of Golf will NO LONGER be a flourishing Billion-Dollar-Industry.

 

 

 

Attacks Against The Golf Industry

 

 

The Golf Industry is already UNDER ATTACK in several jurisdictions  ―

 

Golf Facilities are also being ANNIHILATED by lawsuits with allegations of pollution.

 

Anti-Pesticide Lunatics CONSPIRE to SHUT-DOWN Golf Facilities to save tadpoles and snakes.

 

Golf Facilities cannot afford this #@!!% Anti-Pesticide and Anti-Fertilizer NONSENSE.

 

Attacks against the Golf Industry are being reported in several jurisdictions  ―

 

 

 

GOLF FACILITIES Under Anti-Pesticide and Anti-Fertilizer Lunatic Attack  ―

 

 

•   Belle Park Golf Club ( Ontario )

 

•   DeLand Country Club ( Florida )

 

•   Golden Golf Club ( British Columbia )

 

•   Langara Golf Club ( British Columbia )

 

•   Revelstoke Golf Club ( British Columbia )

 

•   Sharp Park Golf Course ( California )

 

 

 

PROVINCES AND STATES Launching Anti-Pesticide and Anti-Fertilizer Lunatic Attacks  ―

 

•   British Columbia ( Province )

 

•   Prince Edward Island ( Province )

 

•   Virginia ( State of )

 

 

 

COUNTRIES Attacking the Golf Industry  ―

 

 

•   Chile

 

•   Denmark

 

•   European Union

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Pest Control Products

 

 

The Golf Industry MUST STRONGLY ADOPT THE POSITION that conventional pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE and CAUSE NO HARM.

 

IDIOTIC Golf Industry Trade MUST CEASE PUBLICLY SUPPORTING the PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is NOT necessary because, overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and environment !

 

Pest problems will be TOTALLY UNMANAGEABLE without conventional products, and golf courses will become UNPLAYABLE GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

MERCURY-BASED TURF FUNGICIDES were an early example of the NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION of by lunatics who DESPISE the Golf Industry.

 

The Golf Industry MUST OPPOSE ALL FORMS OF PROHIBITION against pest control products.

 

It must OPPOSE even PROHIBITION on PUBLIC PROPERTY since this is a FIRST STEP towards TOTAL PROHIBITION.

 

The Golf Industry must DEMAND that ALL PROHIBITIONS pertaining to the use of pest control product in the Urban Landscape BE RESCINDED in ALL PROVINCIAL, STATE, and MUNICIPAL JURISDICTIONS. 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is NOT necessary because, overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and environment !

 

The Golf Industry MUST ADOPT THE POLICY that the ONLY COURSE OF ACTION AGAINST PROHIBITION IS THROUGH LITIGATION. 

 

When criminal charges for FRAUD and CONSPIRACY are laid against Anti-Pesticide Government Officials and Activists, legal experts say that there is sufficient information to lead to a SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION !

 

Whenever Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is IMPOSED, the Golf Industry MUST LAUNCH LITIGATION against those Government Officials and Activists who CONSPIRED TO PROHIBIT PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS. 

 

These products are, in fact HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, and CAUSE NO HARM.

 

When Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is IMPOSED, Golf Facilities MUST SEEK DAMAGES since they will be NO LONGER able to reproduce the business results obtained prior to PROHIBITION, and the VALUE of their businesses will have been DESTROYED.

 

When Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is IMPOSED on the Golf Industry, Golf Facilities MUST DEMAND COMPENSATION FROM GOVERNMENT since PROHIBITION will have created LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Pesticide Exception Status

 

 

The ENTIRE Golf Industry will have its pest control product Exception Status REVOKED.

 

The Golf Industry must plan for the INEVITABLE and TOTAL REVOCATION of its EXCEPTION STATUS in most jurisdictions across Canada.

 

This CATASTROPHE has become EXTREMENLY PROBABLE with reports now indicating that the Golf Industry USES 6 PER CENT OF ALL PESTICIDES.

 

In fact, the BEGINNING OF THE END of the Golf Industry EXCEPTION STATUS occurred on December 2nd, 2009, when a Prince Edward Island Government Official the issued the following WARNING  ― 

 

We’re allowing [ 2,4-D ] on golf courses because it's a major industry for PEI and we’re working towards getting off it.  What we’re basically saying is you [ the Golf Industry ] better find a way to get off it over the next couple of years.

 

Ultimately, in two to four years, the Golf Industry will BEGIN TO LOSE many or ALL of its valued and necessary pest control products.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Idiotic Trade Associations

 

 

Golf Industry Trade Associations MUST CEASE PUBLICLY SUPPORTING the PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

Too many Golf Industry Trade Associations are operated by IDIOTIC Elected Leadership and Administrative Staff.

 

The Golf Industry’s Trade Associations, such as Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, must cease their wasteful « Wag The Dog » policies on irrelevant issues such as saving quintozene fungicide, which was ill-fated. 

 

Despite the many questions concerning the safety of quintozene, some Trade Associations had launched a petition in support of this ingredient. 

 

By defending a product associated with serious health, environmental, and turf phyto-toxicity issues, the Golf Industry weakened its credibility. 

 

Rather than worry about quintozene, the Golf Industry MUST DEMAND that NEW and ADVANCED products continue to be registered in Canada. 

 

Under the present circumstances, the Manufacturing Industry will NO LONGER invest in ANY new pest control products in Canada, since it abhors operating in markets made UNSTABLE by TERRORISM, whether political or environmental. 

 

The uncertainty created by Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION means that new products will NOT be brought to the Canadian market.

 

Since 2008, in a DESPICABLE effort to DISTRACT activists, government officials, and the public, several Golf Industry Trade Associations like Western Canada Turfgrass Association ( WCTA ) SUPPORTED the PROHIBITION and attempted to TORPEDO the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

Are all Trade Associations operated by IDIOTS ?

 

NO !

 

National Golf Course Owners Association is making serious attempts with a NATION-WIDE LOBBYING CAMPAIGN.

 

 

 

Idiotic Trade Associations

 

Trade Associations Conspiring In Anti-Pesticide Subversion  ―

 

 

CONSPIRING IN ANTI-PESTICIDE SUBVERSION

 

 

•   BC Landscape and Nursery Association ( BCLNA, British Columbia )

 

•   Canada Nursery Landscape Association ( CNLA )

 

•   Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA )

 

•   Federation of Canadian Municipalities ( FCM )

 

•   Golf Canada ( a.k.a. Royal Canadian Golf Association )

 

•   Landscape Nova Scotia ( Nova Scotia )

 

•   Landscape Ontario ( LO, Ontario )

 

•   National Allied Golf Association ( British Columbia )

 

•   Union of BC Municipalities ( British Columbia )

 

•   Western Canada Turfgrass Association ( WCTA, British Columbia )

 

 

 

Idiotic Trade Association

 

Golf Canada ( a.k.a. Royal Canadian Golf Association, RCGA )

 

 

CONSPIRING IN ANTI-PESTICIDE SUBVERSION

 

 

The Golf Industry MUST DEMAND that Golf Canada ( a.k.a. RCGA ) TERMINATE ALL RELATIONSHIPS with all Anti-Pesticide Organizations that CONSPIRE TO PROHIBIT against pest control products, like Canadian Cancer Society. 

 

The fund-raising program Golf Fore The Cure MUST BE TERMINATED. 

 

Golf Canada MUST CEASE SUPPLYING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS to organizations that have publicly THREATENED, REPEATEDLY, the Golf Industry with Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Fertilizers

 

 

The Golf Industry MUST ALSO ADOPT THE POSITION that its use of ANY FERTILIZERS DOES NOT HARM THE ENVIRONMENT. 

 

Turf fertilizers are NOT a major source of phosphorus pollution.

 

Anti-Fertilizer PROHIBITION has NOT, and will NOT, help reduce phosphorus loading in streams and lakes.

 

Phosphorus is a plant macro-nutrient that is very immobile in the soil, and will NOT readily move into nearby streams and lakes.

 

The Golf Industry must also OPPOSE ALL FORMS of PROHIBITION AGAINST ALL FORMS OF FERTILIZER, INCLUDING PHOSPHORUS.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Anti-Pesticide Government Officials & Activists

 

 

The Golf Industry MUST CEASE ATTEMPTING TO EDUCATE and TO CONVINCE Anti-Pesticide Government Officials and Activists. 

 

They are to be considered ENEMIES who HATE AND DESPISE the Game of Golf. 

 

These Anti-Pesticide TERRORISTS WILL NEVER reverse their attitudes AGAINST pest control products. 

 

NO ONE MUST NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS, either environmental or political.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Anti-Golf/Anti-Pesticide Organizations

 

 

The Anti-Pesticide Terrorists have tasted victory by OBLITERATING the Professional Lawn Care Industry across Canada, and the HATED GOLF INDUSTRY is NEXT. 

 

The Golf Industry must TERMINATE ALL RELATIONSHIPS with all Anti-Pesticide Organizations that CONSPIRE TO PROHIBIT against pest control products, like Canadian Cancer Society, World Wildlife Fund, and others. 

 

All related charitable tournaments that provide financial donations and support to these Anti-Pesticide Organizations must be SUSPENDED.

 

In Canada, the leading SUBVERSIVE LUNATIC Non-Expert Anti-Golf, Anti-Pesticide, and Environmental-Terrorist Organizations are DEMANDING  …

 

 

NO PROHIBITION EXCEPTION STATUS FOR GOLF INDUSTRY

 

 

•   Canadian Cancer Society ( CCS )

 

•   Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ( CAPE )

 

•   Canadian Coalition for Health and Environment ( CCHE )

 

•   Canadian Environmental Law Association ( CELA )

 

•   David Suzuki Foundation

 

•   Equiterre ( Quebec )

 

•   Green Party of Ontario

 

•   New Democratic Party of Ontario ( NDP )

 

•   Pesticide Free BC ( British Columbia )

 

•   Pesticide Free Ontario ( PFO )

 

•   Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario ( RNAO )

 

•   Sierra Club of Canada

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Right-To-Know Data-Base

 

 

The Golf Industry must DIVULGE to the public ALL SCIENCE-BASED INFORMATION that ascertains that its chemicals are definitely « minimum-risk » or « reduced-risk ». 

 

The Golf Industry must create a fully transparent DATA-BASE for RIGHT-TO-KNOW concerning its chemicals. 

 

It must demonstrate that conventional pest control products are HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, and CAUSE NOT HARM.

 

The Golf Industry MUST VERY STRONGLY ADDRESS AND DISCREDIT ALL MISCONCEPTIONS concerning imidacloprid, 2,4-D, and other ingredients. 

 

With the RIGHT-TO-KNOW DATA-BASE, Non-Expert Anti-Golf, Anti-Pesticide, and Environmental-Terrorist Organizations MUST BE DISCREDITED so that they will be unable to provide ANY JUNK SCIENCE BASIS for their NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS CONSPIRACY to PROHIBIT against the use of pest control products.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Integrated Pest Management ( IPM )

 

 

Integrated Pest Management is a DISMAL FAILURE.

 

The Golf Industry MUST CEASE focusing on the INEFFECTIVE practices of Integrated Pest Management ( IPM ) as the solution to its public affairs problems. 

 

Golf Industry trade associations ALLEGE that the best way to MINIMIZE INPUTS is through the use of Integrated Pest Management ( IPM ), despite the fact that, overall, IPM cultural practices DO NOT CONTROL PESTS of established turf and ornamentals.

 

Golf Industry trade associations MISTAKENLY ALLEGE that the best way to MINIMIZE INPUTS is through the use of Integrated Pest Management ( IPM ), but fail to address the fact that, overall, IPM PRACTICES ARE INEFFECTIVE FOR CONTROLLING PESTS.

 

It is IMPOSSIBLE for maintenance professionals in Golf Facilities and Professional Lawn Care to keep their properties playable and/or beautiful by using IPM.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Organic Pesticide-Free Golf Facilities

 

 

VICTIMS OF RECEIVERSHIP AND BANKRUPTCY,

OR UNPLAYABLE GARBAGE DUMPS ( MAJORITY )

 

 

ORGANIC PESTICIDE-FREE golf course maintenance DOES NOT WORK.

 

Playing conditions are TOTALLY DISMAL at virtually ALL pesticide-free golf facilities, unless STAGGERING AMOUNTS OF MONEY ARE SPENT.

 

The VAST MAJORITY of Organic Pesticide-Free Golf Facilities are VICTIMS OF RECEIVERSHIP AND BANKRUPTCY, or are UNPLAYABLE GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

If the Golf Industry becomes subject to PESTICIDE BANS, only the RICH ELITE golfers will be able to afford GREEN HEALTHY PLAYABLE courses.

 

Bethpage and Vineyard are U.S. examples are DISMAL FAILURES.

 

The labour needed for pesticide-free maintenance is STAGGERING.

 

The Golf Industry MUST SCIENTIFICALLY DEFINE and PUBLICALLY DISCREDIT the mis-leading term « Organic Pesticide-Free Maintenance ».

 

The Golf Industry MUST ESTABLISH POLICIES for EXPELLING Golf Facilities using this inaccurate and misleading term from its trade associations. 

 

These Golf Facilities are not WITH US  …  they are AGAINST US !

 

Additionally, the Golf Industry MUST VIGOROUSLY EMBARK ON A MASSIVE PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT Organic Pesticide-Free Maintenance, which is a DISMAL FAILURE. 

 

The Golf Industry must STOP VALIDATING the Anti-Pesticide agenda once and for all !

 

 

 

BOGUS Maintenance Practices

 

Organic Pesticide-Free Golf Facilities  ―

 

 

VICTIMS OF RECEIVERSHIP AND BANKRUPTCY,

OR UNPLAYABLE GARBAGE DUMPS ( MAJORITY )

 

 

•   Blackburn Meadows Golf Club  ―  Salt Spring Island ( British Columbia )

 

•   Brigadoon Golf Course  ―  Parksville ( British Columbia )

 

•   Chambers Bay Links Golf Course  ―  Puget Sound ( Washington )

 

•   EcoLand Golf Club  ―  Island of Jeju ( Province in South Korea )

 

•   Fidlder’s Green Golf Course  ―  Antigonish ( Nova Scotia )

 

•   The Vineyard Golf Club  ―  Martha’s Vineyard ( Massachusetts )

 

•   Wild Splendour Golf Course ( Alberta )

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Green Alternative Pesticides

 

 

Green Alternative Pesticides are DISMAL FAILURES.

 

The Golf Industry MUST DENOUNCE the so-called GREEN ALTERNATIVES to conventional pest control products as BOGUS. 

 

Green Alternatives like hydrogen peroxide and compost tea DO NOT WORK. 

 

There will likely be NO viable, efficacious, or economical Green Alternatives within our collective lifetime.

 

 

 

BOGUS Green Alternative Pesticides

 

Products & Practices That Are DISMAL FAILURES

 

 

DO NOT WORK

 

 

•   Compost Tea

 

•   Corn Gluten Meal Herbicide

 

•   Fiesta Herbicide

 

•   Hydrogen Peroxide Fungicide

 

•   Manual Weed Picking

 

•   Neem Oil Insecticide

 

•   Phoma macrostoma Herbicide

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Cultural Practices

 

 

The Golf Industry MUST ALSO DENOUNCE CULTURAL PRACTICES as a so-called « legitimate alternative » to the use of pest control products. 

 

Cultural practices DO NOT WORK in controlling pests.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Maintenance Protocols

 

 

The Golf Industry must develop and publish GOLF MAINTENANCE PROTOCOLS and the PERFORMANCE STANDARDS expected by its playing customers. 

 

So far, the Golf Industry has been ridiculously inconsistent in defining « suitable playing surfaces ».

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Go Brown  –  Brown Is Beautiful

 

 

The concept of BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL is a DISMAL FAILURE.

 

Golfers DO NOT want to play on BROWN DEPRESSING UNPLAYABLE courses.

 

Golf Facilities must offer BEAUTIFUL RESTFUL green spaces to its clients.

 

The Golf Industry MUST OPPOSE GO BROWN ANTI-COSMETIC GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE.

 

Anti-Golf Lunatics want GO BROWN JUNK Golf Courses.

 

GO BROWN is promoted by United States Golf Association ( USGA ), which is clearly infested with Enviro-Lunatic-Activists.

 

USGA Enviro-Lunatics support the RIDICULOUS notion that GO BROWN JUNK Golf Courses are environmentally sustainable.    [ ?!?! ] 

 

In fact, Brown means UNHEALTHY, UNPLAYABLE, and UNDESIRABLE turf.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Political Action

 

 

The Golf Industry MUST OPENLY and FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ALL POLITICAL CANDIDATES WHO OPPOSE ANY PROHIBITION of pest control products.

 

Moreover, the Golf Industry MUST VIGOROUSLY EMBARK ON A MASSIVE PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN to STOP the proposed scheme by New Democratic Party of Canada threatening a NATIONAL PROHIBITION against pest control products. 

 

NDP functions as the POLITICAL SHIELD representing Anti-Golf and Anti-Pesticide Lunatics.

 

If the Golf Industry wants to EXERT INFLUENCE on Elected Government Officials, it MUST OPENLY AND FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ALL POLITICAL CANDIDATES who oppose ANY Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION. 

 

Forget about EDUCATING and CONVINCING Elected Government Officials. 

 

GIVE THEM MONEY AND GIVE THEM SUPPORT during the next General Election.

 

 

 

Critical Issue For The Golf Industry

 

Anti-Pesticide Teaching & Research Institutions

 

 

INFESTED WITH ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS

 

 

The Golf Industry MUST TERMINATE ALL RELATIONSHIPS with ALL TEACHING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, such as University of Guelph, that VALIDATE and SUPPORT the PROHIBITION of pest control products. 

 

ALL joint activities and educational seminars MUST BE ENDED FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME. 

 

If they are not WITH US, then they are AGAINST US !

 

 

 

Anti-Pesticide Teaching & Research Institutions

 

Teaching Institutions Infested With Anti-Pesticide Lunatics

 

 

INFESTED WITH ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS

 

 

•   Dalhousie University  ―  Halifax ( Nova Scotia )

 

•   Gaia College ( British Columbia )

 

•   McMaster University  ―  Hamilton ( Ontario )

 

•   Simon Fraser University ( British Columbia )

 

•   University of British Columbia ( UBC, British Columbia )

 

•   University of Guelph  ―  Guelph ( Ontario )

 

•   University of Manitoba ( Manitoba )

 

•   University of Ottawa  ―  Ottawa ( Ontario )

 

•   University of Waterloo  ―  Waterloo ( Ontario )

 

•   University of Western Ontario  ―  London ( Ontario )

 

•   University of Windsor  ―  Windsor ( Ontario )

 

 

 

 

NORAHG has archived links to reports and references on the CARNAGE  –  GOLF DESTRUCTION Web-Page  …

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4FC

 

 

 

 

For the original copy of this Force Of Nature Report, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2012-09-10-CARNAGE-GOLF-DESTRUCTION-Lunatic-LAWSUIT-DESTROYS-Golf-Facility-DeLand-Florida-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

 

Here are previous reports about the GOLF INDUSTRY, just in case you missed them  …

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY  –  GO BROWN  –  ANTI-COSMETIC GOLF MAINTENANCE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2bv

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY  –  GOLF DESTRUCTION  –  GOLF IS NEXT  –  CRITICAL ISSUES FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE GOLF INDUSTRY ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4FC

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY  –  FAILURE OF WESTERN CANADA TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JW

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY  –  SHARP PARK GOLF COURSE ( USA )  –  ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR UNDER THE PRETEXT OF PROTECTING OBSCURE AND INSIGNIFICANT SPECIES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2dz

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY  –  THE GOLF INDUSTRY COLLISION COURSE  –  DEMISE IS IMMINENT ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2tH

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY  –  THE LOOMING GOLF INDUSTRY SHIPWRECK  –  NO LONGER A HOPEFUL FUTURE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1N1

 

 

 

NORAHG has archived more information on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

 

THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

 

PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-4mS

 

 

VICTORIES AGAINST TERRORISTS !  –  TREND TOWARDS PESTICIDE BANS HAS STOPPED ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JO

 

 

CARNAGE LEADING TO GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES  –  WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN #@!!% PEST-INFESTED GARBAGE DUMPS ?!?! ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-44g

 

 

CARNAGE LEADING TO GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES ( Photo Gallery )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4z3

 

 

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM  –  STATE PRE-EMPTION ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2hW

 

 

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF WEB-PAGES, REPORTS, & REFERENCES

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — NEWSLETTER — 2012 09 03 ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Force-Of-Nature-Pesticide-Truths-Newsletter-2012-09-03-pdf.pdf

 

 

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS OF GARBAGE DUMP GREEN SPACES CAUSED BY ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION  …

 

force.of.de.nature@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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