Outstanding Contribution Award

The Outstanding Contribution Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the membership, through outstanding contributions for the golf course industry.

An individual may be nominated by a chapter of GCSAA, a college/university representative, a member of the industry or any member of GCSAA, including self-nominations. Evidence of substantiation must accompany the nomination. Nominees must not currently be a Class AA, A, B, C, EM or ISM GCSAA member or must not have retired in any of the membership classification listed. A nominee must have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the golf course superintendent’s profession. The contribution must be significant in both substance and duration. The outstanding contribution may be or have been regional in nature. The nominee must not have been a recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award in the past.

The Outstanding Contribution Award will be selected by a new committee to be appointed.

Nominations are now closed.

For questions, contact Mollie Qualseth, senior manager, executive operations, by email at mqualseth@gcsaa.org, by phone at 785-832-4410, or by mail to GCSAA, 1421 Research Park Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049-3859.


Fred Yelverton, Ph.D.


Jack Fry, Ph.D.