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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funded by the GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute of Golf, and supported by Syngenta Professional Products, the $1,500 college scholarships were awarded to 20 children or grandchildren of GCSAA members. The awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership skills.
Bob Richards, an Olympic pole-vaulting champion, bought the Waco, Texas club for $1.1 million, not long after buying Lake Waco Golf Club in January for $1.4 million. Richards and his sons plan to hold a membership drive for the club, as well as address flooding problems, tend to cosmetic improvements of the clubhouse, and potentially build a pavilion.