Legacy Scholarship Applications – Deadline 4/15/17

Do you have children or grandchildren attending college or a high-school senior that has been accepted?

The application deadline for the Legacy Scholarship is April 15, 2017.

The CTGCSA Legacy Awards competition offers education aid to the children and grandchildren of CTGCSA members. The award is administered by The CTGCSA Board of Directors. Applications will be reviewed by an independent committee. All decisions of the committee will be final. Applicants will be notified of their status by May 15, 2017 of the year submitted. All scholarship award checks will be made payable to the applicant and his/her educational institution.

Apply today using the link below:

Click here for the application and instructions

March Turf Show – A Special Day at Old Brack!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to our awesome sponsor Professional Turf Products and to all of our terrific affiliate members who made generous auction donations to help us raise money to fund our 2017 Legacy Scholarships. Your generosity will help us fund scholarships that will help fund the higher education efforts of our member’s children. We couldn’t do it without you! Our action raised an amazing……………drum roll please……………


And thank you to all who participated in the event and purchased auction items for a great cause. Brian Wollard and his staff had the course in tip-top shape for the events and received an extra well deserved round of applause from his very appreciative peers. Great job Brian, we can’t wait to come back and enjoy Old Brack!

Click here for all of the photos from our great day!

CTGCSA President Jared Heine (left) awards host plaque to Brian Wollard.


GLK Turf Solutions


C&M Golf and Grounds

New Earth Compost





Crews Service Co.

Barenbrug Grass Seeds


Turf Care of Texas



Gail’s Flags

Osburn Materials

All Seasons Turfgrass

Les Hill – Irrigation Consultant

Winfield Solutions


SiteOne Golf

Colligan Golf Design

Turf and Soil Management

King Ranch Turfgrass.

Professional Turf Products

PMT Service

The Andersons


Plant Technologies

Ewing Irrigation

Thomas Turf

Austin Turf and Tractor


Texas Sports Sands



Performance Nutrition

Select Source

Protene USA

Green Industries


Volunteer Opportunities – WGC Dell Match Play

Ladies and Gentlemen,

First off I would like to sincerely thank all of you who volunteered for the 2016 WGC Dell Match Play last year. We had a fantastic tournament with more accolades from Players, Tour officials, NBC, and fans, than I can count, and it could not have been accomplished without you and the time you gave. Our CTGCSA chapter came out and supported this event in many ways last year and I couldn’t have been more proud.

Below is the link to register to volunteer for the 2017 WGC Dell Technologies Match Play. I hope all of you can find time this year to volunteer for this special event. The PGA TOUR, Dell Inc., and Austin Country Club donated more than 1 million dollars between 5 charities. To me, that makes it all worthwhile…. Again, thanks for your time, and I look forward to seeing you all here again this year.”

2017 WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Agronomy Volunteer Registration


Bobby Stringer
Golf Course Superintendent
Austin Country Club
4408 Long Champ Dr.
Austin, TX 78746


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Toy Drive moved to Top Golf Austin

 Due to forecasted inclement weather we have  decided to call one more audible. The toy drive  is being moved to Topgolf Austin. It will still be this Monday, December 19th from 12:00 – 3:00.

There will be a one hour competition with prizes to begin the day followed by 2 hours of free play. Lunch is included. We ask that you still bring your toys for Dell Children’s Hospital.
If you have already registered a team, please have the team leader send Carol Cloud an email letting her know who from your team will still be attending.
If you haven’t registered and would like to join us please use the registration buttons below.
Topgolf Austin
2700 Esperanza Crossing
Austin, TX 78758
Thanks to the University of Texas Golf Club for being flexible. We will be visiting that venue in 2017. Thanks to all our members for your understanding.
Click Santa to Register


$75 Per Player PLUS at least 1 Toy
(Unopened, $20 minimum value)
11:30 AM Registration
12:00 – 3:00 PM  Golf Fun
Event Sponsors
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Crew Appreciation Tournament – We had a blast! Click for photos!

We had a blast! Thanks to all of our great sponsors and attendees!
Nick Smitham and the entire Jimmy Clay staff rolled out the red carpet for more than 100+ players.


MVP for the day was Chef Rick Burlingame of The Club at Sonterra who did all of the great cooking. Great job Rick and thank you very much!


And our repeat winners of the Crew Championship Tournament………..Crystal Falls GC! Way to go guys!





Melrose Leadership Academy – Your opportunity to attend the 2017 Golf Industry Show in Orlando.

Melrose Leadership Academy


Apply now
2017 Grant program are open through Sept 15, 2016.



The Melrose Leadership Academy supports the professional development of GCSAA member superintendents by providing individuals the opportunity to attend the Golf Industry Show. The program is set up to provide up to 20 scholarships every year. Applications for the 2016 Melrose Leadership Academy are now closed.

The academy is open to applicants who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a current GCSAA Class A or Class B member and GCSAA Chapter member in good standing.
  • Must be a Class A or Class B member for five or more years.
  • Class A or Class B members working for current members of the board of directors or the board of trustees, and children of GCSAA staff members shall not be eligible for the Melrose Leadership Academy.
  • Past recipients are not eligible.
  • Attendees of the Golf Industry Show in the last five years are not eligible to apply.

The history

The Melrose Leadership Academy was established in 2012 by Ken Melrose, retired CEO and chairman of the board of The Toro Co., and is supported by a $1 million gift to the EIFG from The Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation. This program will have a positive impact for each superintendent selected and ultimately, the game of golf.

The program

While at the education conference, class members will attend sessions hosted by golf’s industry leaders, such as Melrose, CEOs of golf’s leading associations and recognized within the profession and the game. The event will also allow opportunities to network with GCSAA leadership, industry leaders and certified peers at various roundtables, receptions and events. The academy will offer education in the areas of:

  • Risk management (health, safety, and environmental copliance)
  • Efficient operations (agronomic, equipment maintenance, etc.)
  • Key business elements, including communication
  • Environmental stewardship

The benefits

Grant recipients will receive the following:

  • Golf Industry Show full package registration
  • Education seminars and leadership sessions
  • Airfare
  • Five nights’ hotel accommodations
  • $200 spending money
  • Following the conference and show, grant recipients will continue to receive communications recommending education, tools and resources offered by GCSAA to keep class participants engaged.

Graduates of the Melrose Leadership Academy will elevate their professional status and provide enhanced value to their facility through:

  • Education points
  • Leadership training
  • Development of a new network of peers and resources
  • A broad understanding of issues facing the golf industry
  • An understanding of how to build a professional network through attending the conference and show

Selection process

The selection process is designed to provide a class representative of the diverse elements of the GCSAA membership. The selection criteria takes into account qualifications, interest and financial need, and to the extent possible, will be focused on less experienced superintendents who will benefit most from the educational opportunity. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an increasing level of responsibility in their profession by working to advance in their careers, and the potential for continuing to play a leadership role with GCSAA and their GCSAA affiliated chapter. Work experience, scope of personal interests, level of community involvement, and recognition of leadership abilities through receipt of honors/awards may also have significant impact in the final selection process.