Superintendents’ Children Earn Legacy Award Grants

By | August 9, 2018

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America announced its latest round of twenty $1,500 college scholarships for children or grandchildren of GCSAA members. The grants are funded by the Environmental Institute for Golf and supported by Syngenta.   The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) announced that it has awarded 20 new college scholarships […]


Natural Grass Helps Course at Cottonwood Creek GC Stand Up to Brutal Heat

By | July 10, 2018

Prairie vegetation planted four years ago through a cooperative venture with the United States Golf Association, the Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Center and Baylor University ecologists has thrived as a wildlife haven while also creating maintenance efficiencies for the Waco, Texas municipal course. While Course Superintendent J.D. Franz was concerned in the first years of the […]


GCSAA Announces 2018 Student Grants

By | May 31, 2018

The Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grants, established in honor of the founder of Par Aide, which continues to sponsor the scholarship program, are awarded to children of club superintendents. Nine grants totaling $12,000 are awarded, based on applicants’ community service, leadership, academic performance and a written essay.


Former Baylor University Golf Complex Up for Sale

By | April 28, 2017

The Waco, Texas property includes the clubhouse, two locker rooms, an indoor and outdoor driving range, and putting and chipping greens priced at $550,000. According to the agency listing the property, several of the 18 prospective buyers propose maintaining a golf-related complex.


Baylor Club Spotlighted for Rapid Growth

By | March 28, 2016

The Waco, Texas property opened in 2014 inside the new $266 million McLane Stadium at Baylor University. Owner/operator ClubCorp predicted the club would have 1,749 members by the end of year two, but it now has 1,932 members, 128 of whom have joined since the beginning of 2016.


Cottonwood Creek GC Experiments with Prairie Grass, Wildflowers

By | October 25, 2013

The U.S. Golf Association is teaming with the city of Waco, Texas to establish prairie vegetation on about 30 acres of rough, with plans to make Cottonwood a research site for how to make golf courses more ecologically friendly. To determine which unused areas of the course will be converted to native grassland, golfers were fitted with GPS devices to map their movements.