(photo by Eric Poston, The Independent) John DiMascio has helped the R.G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, Ohio launch a new program in sports turf and landscape management. Learning how to maintain the greens and understanding different kinds of turf are a core emphasis of the new course.
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 55-year-old property in Tallahassee, Fla. that serves as the home course for FSU’s men’s and women’s golf teams has not had any major upgrades in more than 10 years. The Nicklaus family has many athletic and academic ties to the school. The only other Nicklaus Design course in northwest Florida is at Bay Point Golf & Tennis Club in Panama City.
After David Van Auken of Bass Lake CC earned a benefit from the Melrose Leadership Academy earlier this year, his son Kurt was one of 20 winners of grants awarded to children of the association’s membership.
New courses in Oregon and Ohio drew feature articles in their local newspapers. “There’s a new FootGolf course opening every day in America,” said the GM/head golf pro of the Oregon course. “Two great sports kind of collided with one another.”