Program for GCSAA members is based on financial need, volunteerism and desire to advance their career.
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.
The grant program is funded through the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic arm of GCSAA, through a donation from The PGA Tour. Chapters receiving $10,000 grants include Connecticut GCSA, California GCSA, Carolinas GCSA and Tennessee GCSA, while the Eastern Shore (Md.) Association of GCS and the Mid-Atlantic Association of GCS will receive $7,500 each, and the Georgia GCSA and the Metropolitan (N.Y. and N.J.) GCSA will receive $5,000 each.
Funded through the Environmental Institute for Golf and Syngenta, the program provides $1,500 scholarships to the children and grandchildren of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America members who have been active for five or more consecutive years.
Toro is adding to its Greensmaster, Reelmaster, and Workman product lines, while contributing to the Environmental Institute for Golf and the American Society of Golf Course Architects Foundation, and is now offering the Toro Loyalty Credits (TLC™) parts rewards program.
Newly released survey data from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America also showed that courses used just 1.44 percent of all irrigated water in the U.S. in 2013.
Scott Watson, who has been pursuing a turfgrass management degree at Rutgers University while working at the North Carolina club, earned the top prize of $6,000 from the program, which awards a total of $30,000 to turfgrass management students.
The former CEO of Kohler Co. took the home-products and design company into the golf business during his 43 years with the company, building four courses at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits and buying resort hotel properties in St Andrews, Scotland. He will receive the award named after St Andrews’ long-time superintendent at the Golf Industry Show in San Diego next February.
The 20 recipients each receive $1,500 through the program, which is administered through the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s philanthropic arm, the Environmental Institute for Golf, and funded by Syngenta.
The grant to the Environmental Institute for Golf will support the Cooperative Research Program, which focuses on local turfgrass issues.
The Toro Company announced three new product lines, as well as ongoing partnerships and a dedicated Twitter account at the event held in San Antonio.
Three postgraduate grants of $5,000, plus all-expenses paid trips to the Golf Industry Show, have been awarded through the fellowship funded by the Environmental Institute of Golf and The Toro Company. Newly married Philip Vines of Mississippi State University and David Jesperson and Charles Schmid of Rutgers are this year’s recipients.
The superintendents, selected through a random drawing, won expenses-paid trips to the 2015 show in San Antonio, February 21-26, through the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program.
Through the Environmental Institute for Golf, the Academy that was established by the retired CEO and Chairman of The Toro Companuy will make it possible for selected members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America to attend next February’s event in San Antonio.