A Sustainable Journey Back in Time: Army Navy Country Club's PondHawk Transformation in 2016
Picture this: June 4, 2016 – A significant day for the historic Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. It was on this day that we first shared their story. Only a short time before June 4, they embarked on a remarkable journey towards sustainability, setting a shining example for golf courses far and wide.
In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, the Army Navy Country Club chose to be a trailblazer by implementing PondHawk®, a revolutionary solar-powered pond aeration system. Their mission was clear – to enhance water quality and reduce chemical usage while preserving the pristine beauty of their cherished golf course.
Two PondHawk systems were strategically placed on the iconic 4th and 5th holes, where their impact would be felt most profoundly. These ingenious systems, powered by the sun’s energy, began their silent work of transforming the ponds into thriving, biodiverse ecosystems.
But it wasn’t just about innovation; it was about respect for tradition. Founded in November 1924 as the Army Navy and Marine Corps Country Club, this institution has deep roots in military culture and heritage. As they embraced PondHawk, they paid tribute to their history while ushering in a greener, more sustainable future.
Sandra Burton, President and Co-Founder of LINNE Industries, the brains behind PondHawk, expressed her gratitude for this partnership. She acknowledged the club’s military legacy and their willingness to embrace PondHawk on this historic golf course.
Standing on over 500 acres of rolling and wooded landscape, the Army Navy Country Club has witnessed countless moments of history. From hosting esteemed members like Major General John A. Lejeune, USMC, to being frequented by Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and William J. Clinton, this club has a storied past.
Yet, on that day in 2016, they added a new chapter to their legacy – a chapter of sustainability and responsible stewardship of the environment. The decision to introduce PondHawk not only improved water quality but also reduced the need for harmful chemicals, making it a win-win for both the club and nature.
As we look back at June 4, 2016, we celebrate the vision and determination of the Army Navy Country Club. Their choice to embrace PondHawk was not just a leap forward in sustainability; it was a nod to their rich heritage and an investment in a greener, cleaner future.
In a world where every small step towards sustainability matters, the Army Navy Country Club’s decision to welcome PondHawk was indeed a giant leap. Today, they stand as an inspiring example of how tradition and innovation can coexist harmoniously on the golf course, leaving a lasting impact for generations to come.
PS. They added more PondHawk solar-powered systems the following year.