The local chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is taking proactive measures to move club and golf courses up the list for priority access to water when drought restrictions are in place. Using the theme that their properties are “your communities’ largest rain garden,” the chapter is pushing for a new “environmental…
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.
A web portal developed by University of Florida researchers that will help individual golf properties tailor environmentally friendly best practices to their specific needs is scheduled to be available by August. Web portals for each state are also targeted for development by 2020.
Scott Dodson of Park Country Club in Williamsville, N.Y. and Brian Conn of Transit Valley CC in East Amherst, N.Y. are both recovering well after a transplant operation, which was needed after Dodson’s congenital condition had deteriorated to leave him with just 7 percent kidney function.
Anthony L. Williams, CGCS, Director of Golf and Landscape Operations of TPC Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club in Irving, Texas, has been chosen as the Overall and National Private recipient, while Jay Neunsinger of Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek, Calif., is the National Public course winner, and Scott Main, CGCS, Mauna Kea…
Blas Huezo of the Lakeside, Calif. club’s staff has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Most Valuable Technician Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, after being nominated by Barona Creek’s Superintendent, Sandy Clark, CGCS. Kurt Lading from Indian Hills Country Club and Trent Manning from Ansley Golf Club were also finalists for 2017 recognition.
The maintenance director and environmental consultant at the Boca Raton, Fla. property has been selected as the Overall and National Private recipient of the annual awards that recognize superintendents and their golf courses for overall excellence and best management practices. Alex Stuedemann of TPC Deere Run (Public Course) and Ken Nice of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Resort Course) were also selected for national recognition.
Grammy-winner Justin Timberlake, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain, former NFL quarterbacks John Elway and Jim McMahon, actor and Allstate spokesperson Dennis Haysbert, “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson and comedian Larry the Cable Guy will appear in the next round of a multimedia promotional campaign to “thank a golf course superintendent.”
In addition to his fitting surname, as the newly elected President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Peter J. Grass of Hilands GC in Billings, Mont. brings the unique perspective of a nine-hole facility to his new post.
Mark Condos, Superintendent of the Livermore, Calif., course, has been named the Overall and National Public recipient of the 2015 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards. Dave Davies of TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif., is the National Private winner. Fourteen regional winners and one merit winner were also named.
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 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s Chief Business Development Officer will now also serve as Chief Operating Officer, to have oversight of all business development and operating functions for the 18,000-member organization. The GCSAA also promoted Eileen Bangalan to Senior Director, Business Strategy.