Edwin Budding Award

The GCSAA Edwin Budding Award is presented annually to an individual in the turf equipment industry whose actions have gone above and beyond the norm to help shape the turf equipment management industry into what it is today. Edwin Budding was one of those individuals who helped define golf, not as a player, but as an engineer. He designed the first reel mower, which has shaped golf as we know it today.

Criteria

Nominees must have influenced significant change within the turf equipment industry above and beyond normal day-to-day work. The contribution must be significant in both substance and duration and result in an actual, measurable accomplishment. The nominee must not have been a recipient of this award during the preceding 10 years. The winner will be chosen by the GCSAA Board of Directors, and the winner will receive the award at the annual Golf Industry Show.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2016 Edwin Budding Award are due by Nov. 28.

For more information contact Mollie Qualseth, executive assistant to the CEO, by email at mqualseth@gcsaa.org, by phone at 785-832-4410, by fax at 785-832-4488, or by mail to GCSAA, 1421 Research Park Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049-3859.

2016

  • Ed Ward

2015

  • Stephen Tucker

2014

  • Roland McPhearson

2013

  • Tom Hurst

2012

  • Dana Lonn

2011

  • Wes Danielewicz

2010

  • Vollie Carr

2009

  • Eddie Konrad

2008

  • Eric Kulaas

2007

  • Ed Combest