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.
(Unopened, $20 minimum value)
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!
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:
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.
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:
Grant recipients will receive the following:
Graduates of the Melrose Leadership Academy will elevate their professional status and provide enhanced value to their facility through:
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.
Presented by GCSAA and Golf Digest in partnership with Syngenta and Rain Bird, the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards recognize golf course superintendents and golf courses around the world for their commitment to environmental stewardship.View a list of past winners.
Applications for the 2016 ELGAs are due by Sept. 30, 2016.
Applicants from the United States must be members in good standing of GCSAA and of an affiliated GCSAA chapter. Applicants from outside the United States should be members of similar local organizations.
Superintendents who have previously been recognized as a national or international winner of the Environmental Steward Awards or as a winner of Golf Digest‘s Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards are not eligible to receive 2016 Overall/National/International awards unless they have changed facilities.All entries are eligible for Chapter and Merit awards.
While GCSAA members may apply for the awards directly, members and non-members (including the general public) also may nominate GCSAA members for award consideration. Nominations, including the nominee’s name and mailing address, should be directed to GCSAA with a short description as to why the GCSAA member is being nominated. Nominees will be notified of their nomination and provided with an application form for completion. Those making the nomination will remain anonymous unless otherwise requested.
ELGA applications are reviewed and scored by an independent panel of judges. The judging panel includes university scientists, representatives from environmental organizations and golf industry professionals including irrigation specialists, independent agronomists, turfgrass consultants and other industry representatives.
Applications will be evaluated in the following categories:
Judges will evaluate each application and can award a total of 100 points, with 10 points available in each of the nine categories above. Judges also have up to 10 discretionary points available for innovation, exceptional efforts or creativity. Judges will use the 2016 ELGA Criteria as a guide to award points.
Applications will be totaled and scored using a truncated means when applicable. Awards will be given using top scores accordingly and provided GCSAA receives adequate and qualified applicants.
All applicants will receive a confirmation letter from GCSAA. Winners will be notified by December and recognized at the Golf Industry Show.
For more information, contact Carl Bowden, environmental programs specialist, at 800-472-7878, ext. 5163.
We had a great day at Sonterra. Thanks to Helena, our Title Sponsor and to our host, Donny Latham.
Congratulations to all of the champions!