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:
- Water conservation
- Water quality management
- Integrated pest management
- Energy conservation
- Pollution prevention
- Waste management
- Wildlife and habitat conservation
- Communication and outreach
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 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.