WOTUS rule finalized
The EPA and Army of Corps of Engineers published the final Clean Water Rule in the Federal Register on June 29, which defines the scopes of waters protected under the Clean Water Act. The rule will impact activities on golf courses in, over or near these newly defined “waters of the U.S.” The rule is effective Aug. 28, 2015. GCSAA is reviewing the final rule and plans to create a webinar so members can learn more about the implications of the rule on golf course properties.
Help recruit new members, get rewarded
GCSAA's new Member-Get-A-Member program provides members with the opportunity to receive gift certificates for each new member they recruit. Members will also receive one entry into the grand prize drawing for an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego. Learn more about the program at www.gcsaa.org/member-get-a-member.
Georgia golfer is "Thank a Superintendent" sweepstakes winner
Murray Calhoun, a 71-year-old member of Country Club of Columbus (Ga.), was surprised to learn that he is the winner of GCSAA's "Thank a Superintendent" sweepstakes. Calhoun thanked William Smith, CGCS, and as a result has an all-expense paid trip for two to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wis.