Past ELGA winners

2013 National Winners

National Public and Overall Winner: Paul L. Carter, CGCS, The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay in Harrison, Tenn., Tennessee GCSA
National Private: Scott R. Bower, Martis Camp Club, Truckee, Calif., Sierra Nevada GCSA
National Resort: Chad B. Corp, CGCS, Mountain Ridge, Thompsonville, Mich., Michigan GCSA
International: Andrew Hardy, Pheasant Run Golf Club, Sharon, Ontario, Canada, Ontario GSA

2012 National Winners

National Public and International Winner: Steven Tierney, MG, Golfpark Nuolen, Wangen, Switzerland 
National Private: Matt Shaffer, Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa., Philadelphia Association of GCS 
National Public: John Anderes III, CGCS, Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, Annapolis, Md., Eastern Shore Association of GCS
National Resort: Joshua Kelley, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla., Central Florida GCSA  

2011 National Winners

National Public and Overall Winner: Tim Powers, CGCS, Crystal Springs Golf Course, Burlingame, Calif., GCSA of Northern California
National Private: Thomas Brodeur, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass., GCSA of New England
National Resort: Thomas Lively, TPC San Antonio (Texas), Central Texas GCSA
International: Stephen Marsden, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

2010 National Winners

National Public and Overall Winner: Brian Green, CGCS, Sunset Valley Golf Course, Highland Park, Ill., Midwest Association of GCS
National Private: Todd Bunte, TPC Jasna Polana, Princeton, N.J., GCSA of New Jersey
National Resort (co-winners): Christopher Flynn, CGCS, Marriott's Grande Vista, Orlando, Fla., Central Florida GCSA; Thomas Vlach, CGCS, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., North Florida GCSA
International: David Cole, Loch Lomond Golf Club, Alexandria, Scotland  

2009 National Winners

National Resort and Overall Winner: Terry Stratton, Little River (Calif.) Inn Golf & Tennis, GCSA of Northern California
National Public: Jim Brown, CGCS, Newport Dunes Golf Club, Port Aransas, Texas, Gulf Coast GCSA
National Private: Roger Stewart, CGCS, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn., Minnesota GCSA
International: Brett Morris, Ph.D., Sea Temple Golf Club, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

2008 National Winners

National Private and Overall Winner: James J. Roney Jr., Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem, Pa., Philadelphia Association of Golf Course Superintendents
National Public: David Phipps, Stone Creek Golf Course, Oregon City, Ore., Oregon GCSA
National Resort: Joel Blaker, CGCS, Tahoe Mountain Club, Truckee, Calif., Sierra Nevada GCSA
International: Robin Sadler, Silvertip Resort, Canmore, Alberta, Canada  

2007 National Winners

National Public and Overall Winner: Christopher S. Gray Sr., The Marvel Golf Club, Benton, Ky., Quad State Turfgrass Association
National Private: Richard T. Lawrence, CGCS, TPC Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, N.C., Carolinas GCSA
National Resort: Jonathan W. Moulton, Old Greenwood Golf Course, Truckee, Calif., Sierra Nevada GCSA
International (tie): Mark J. Dinan, Valle del Sol Golf Course, Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica; Jay M. Miller, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

2006 National Winners

National Public and Overall Winner: Anthony L. Williams, CGCS, Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stone Mountain, Ga.; Georgia GCSA
National Private: Michael Perham, CGCS, The Landings Club, Savannah, Ga.; Georgia GCSA
National Resort: Ryan J. Bancroft, Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, Gleneden Beach, Ore.; Oregon GCSA
International: James Beebe, Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club, Priddis, Alberta, Canada  

2005 National Winners

National Public & Overall Winner: Alan R. Andreasen, CGCS, Las Lagos Golf Course, San Jose, Calif., California GCSA
National Private: David J. Faucher, CGCS, TPC at River’s Bend, Maineville, Ohio; Greater Cincinnati GCSA
National Resort (tie): Troy E. Russell, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore; Oregon GCSA; and Anthony L. Williams, CGCS, Renaissance PineIsle Resort & Golf Club, Sugar Hill, Ga.; Georgia GCSA
International: Ben J. Marshall, Club Pelican Golf Course, Golden Beach, Queensland, Australia; Australian GCSA

2004 National Winners

Public and Overall Winner: Mark Claburn, Tierra Verde Golf Club, Arlington, Texas
National Private: John F. Anderson, The Club at Pronghorn, Sunriver, Ore.
National Resort: Sandy C. Clark, CGCS, Barona Creek Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.
International: Sean A. Kjemhus, Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

2003 National Winners

Public and Overall Winner: Christopher S. Gray, Lost Marsh of Hammond Golf Course, Hammond, Ind.
Private: Jeffrey W. Carlson, CGCS, The Vineyard Golf Club, Edgartown, Mass.
Resort: Brian Tanner, The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, Silverthorne, Colo.  

2002 National Winners

Public and Overall Winner: Patrick Blum, Colonial Acres Golf Course, Glenmont, N.Y.
Private: Scott Whorrall, The Club at Mediterra, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Resort: Pablo Cornejo Robinson, Las Brisas De Chicureo Golf Club, Santiago, Chile

2001 National Winners
(Note: In 2001, GCSAA and Golf Digest partnered to present the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards, re-aligning the years awards were previously presented.)
Public: Kevin Hutchins, Presidio Golf Course, San Francisco, Calif.
Private and Overall Winner: William Davidson Jr., Collier's Reserve Country Club, Naples, Fla.
Resort: Anne Hickman, Barton Creek Country Club, Austin, Texas International: James Sua, CGCS, National Service Resort & Country Club, Sinapore  

2001 National Winners

Public: Joe McCleary, CGCS, Saddle Rock Golf Course, Aurora, Colo.
Private: Scott Jorgensen, Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club, Camarillo, Calif.
Resort: Dave Solga, CGCS, Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, Biawabik, Minn.  

2000 National Winners

Public: Buck Workman, CGCS, Cateechee Golf Club, Hartwell, Ga.
Private (tie): Michael Sandburg, CGCS, Lakeside Country Club, Houston, Texas; and Donald Ewoldt Jr., CGCS, Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterston, Ind.
Resort: Jimmy Thomas, CGCS, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas International: Darren Moore, The Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club, Metro Manila, Philippines  

1999 National Winners

Public: Rick Hathaway, The Old Works Golf Club, Anaconda, Mont.
Private: Matthew Taylor, Bonita Bay Club/East, Naples, Fla.
Resort: Dale Miller, Barton Creek Club & Conference Resort, Austin, Texas  

1998 National Winners

Public: Jeffrey W. Carlson, CGCS, Widow's Walk Golf Course, Scituate, Mass.
Private: Peter Leuzinger, CGCS, The Ivanhoe Club, Ivanhoe, Ill.
Resort: Mike Meindertsma, Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, Mich.  

1997 National Winners

Public: Timothy Kelly, The Village Links of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Private (tie): Glenn Smickley, CGCS, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, Va.; and Kerry Satterwhite, CGCS, Rock River Country Club, Rock Falls, Ill.
Resort: Ron Hill, CGCS, Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Fla.  

1996 National Winners

Public: Timothy Kelly, The Village Links of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Private: Darren Davis, Olde Florida Golf Club, Naples, Fla.
Resort: Bruce Wolfrom, CGCS, Treetops Sylvan Resort, Gaylord, Mich.  

1995 National Winners

Public: Timothy Kelly, The Village Links of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Private: William T. "Tim" Hiers, CGCS, Collier's Reserve Country Club, Naples, Fla.
Resort: Edward (Ted) Horton, CGCS, and Michael Jess Pifferini, The Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, Calif.  

1994 National Winners
Public (tie): Ronald L. Conrad, Applewood Golf Course, Golden, Colo.; and Gregory (Scott) Tuggle, Legacy Ridge at Westminster, Westminster, Colo.
Private: Greg A. Plotner, CGCS, Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club
Resort: Thomas J. Schlick, The Golf Club at Shiloh Falls, Pickwick Dam, Tenn.

1993 National Winners

Public: Don Tolson, CGCS, Fox Hollow at Lakewood, Lakewood, Colo.
Private: Bruce Cadenelli, Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Md.
Resort: Tim Long, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas