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 […]
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 […]
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.
The study, “The Global Economic Value of Increased Female Participation in Golf,” commissioned by Syngenta, surveyed 14,000 people in eight global markets, and found that 29% of non-golfing women and lapsed players were interested in taking up golf in the next two years. It also found that women are 38% more likely than men to bring children to golf, indicating that increasing female participation would boost junior golfers numbers.
Research by Syngenta found that the top reasons for non-golfers to consider trying the sport in addition to relaxed dress codes are free golf mornings, easy access to affordable golf lessons, two-month trials, beginner-only mornings, and more friends and family participating in the game.
The Journal News investigated the sale, distribution and use of pesticides in the state following a scandal at the Rye (N.Y.) Golf Club, where a contaminated batch of pesticide killed grass, causing 18 greens to be closed for three months. The Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park in Highmount, N.Y., as proposed, will be the state’s first organically managed golf course.