Announcements included the selection of participants in the 2019 Melrose Leadership Academy, introduction of the all-new electric riding Greensmaster eTriFlex model, enhancements to the Toro® ProStripe® 560 walk-behind mower and striping unit, the Lynx® 7.0 Central Control system, the INFINITY® RAZOR™ kit to streamline irrigation system maintenance, and a partnership with the ANNIKA Foundation’s Share My Passion…
The program supported by Bayer Environmental Science provides full funding to attend this year’s event in San Diego. For the second year in a row, five of the winners are from hurricane-affected areas.
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.