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.
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.
The state-owned Chinese firm aims to improve domestic food production by acquiring the Swiss company, which is a major supplier to the golf industry. The deal marks the largest-ever foreign purchase by a Chinese company.
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.
The deadline for nominations is December 11 for the award, which is sponsored by Syngenta and honors the accomplishments of golf course superintendents across the nation. The winner will be recognized at the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego and will receive a trip for two to Bandon Dunes.
The agriculture giant upped its bid for the Swiss maker of agriculture chemicals to $47 billion last week, and throughout the courtship, Syngenta refused to participate in negotiations. Analysts predict Monsanto will continue to look for smaller deals.
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.
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.
Griffin Gate GC was part of the pilot Operation Pollinator program in the U.S. back in 2011, and notes the Lexington, Ky., course is now “alive with activity.”