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 […]
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.
Members of Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa, received an e-mail on April 15thfrom Concert Golf Chairman Peter Nanula that said his company had entered into discussions with ClubCorp to acquire 16 of Concert’s clubs, including Philmont, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. Nanula and a ClubCorp spokesperson would not comment further when contacted about the message.
The membership of the 95-year-old private club in Wichita, Kansas overwhelmingly approved the arrangement that will pay off all club debt, lower annual member dues, start $1 million of immediate capital projects and bar all future assessments on the membership.
Under the agreement, Harvard Club members can use the private Canton, Mass., property’s golf, tennis, pool and dining amenities at a preferred rate, avoiding any wait list, and Blue Hill members can join the city club as associate members.
Through the transaction with Concert Golf Partners, the Canton, Mass., property retired all club debt, lowered annual dues by 30%, injected more than $2 million into immediate capital projects, and bars any future assessments on the membership.