Herb Kohler Jr. named 2016 Old Tom Morris recipient
Herb V. Kohler Jr. has been named as the winner of the 2016 Old Tom Morris Award from GCSAA. Kohler, former chairman and CEO of Kohler Co., led the company into golf and hospitality, hiring famed architect Pete Dye to build two championship golf courses in his hometown area: Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis., and Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis. Kohler will receive the award in February at the Golf Industy Show's Opening Session, which in presented in partnership with Syngenta. GCSAA's highest honor, the OTM Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a continuing lifetime commitment to mold the welfare of the game in the manner exemplified by the legendary greenkeeper.
2015 ELGA applications now open
You can't win if you don't apply! Take time to submit your GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA) application before Oct. 1, 2015. Presented in partnership with Syngenta and Rain Bird, the ELGAs recognize superintendents and golf courses for their commitment to environmental stewardship.
Melrose Leadership Academy applications open through Sept. 15
The EIFG's Melrose Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for its 2016 class. Applications are due Sept. 15. The Academy is open to Class SM and A members who have been a member for five or more years and have not attended GIS in the last five years. The program provides 20 scholarships every year for GCSAA members to attend the Golf Industry Show.