2016 News Releases


Jacobsen gives $5,000 donation to the EIFG philanthropic organization of GCSAA

Company provides ongoing support for research-based activities of GCSAA

Lawrence, Kan. (Feb. 23, 2016) – Jacobsen has made a $5,000 donation to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). The gift was officially made to the EIFG at the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego.

With the donation, Jacobsen becomes a member in the EIFG’s Platinum Tee Club for donors who contribute $5,000 or more annually. It is also recognized at the Champion’s Club level of the EIFG’s Cumulative Giving Program, recognizing donors who have contributed between $250,000 - $499,999 since 1987. Jacobsen is also part of GCSAA’s Partner Recognition Program as a Silver Partner. Silver Partner’s invest resources at the $100,000 level.

“GCSAA and the EIFG have a great friend in Jacobsen,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “Their generous donation for ongoing support of our research-based activities not only benefits our members, but the golf industry as a whole.”

“The support and research the GCSAA and the EIFG provide our industry is vital for our collective growth and success,” said David Withers, president & CEO of Jacobsen. “We proudly support both organizations and their dedication to superintendents, golf facilities and the game.”

About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Golf Industry Show
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) presents the Golf Industry Show annually. It is an innovative trade show designed for the owners/operators of golf facilities, and the professional members of the golf course and club management industries. Featuring the GCSAA National Championships and GCSAA Education Conference, as well as the largest exhibit floor in the industry, the event combines education, networking and solutions for golf course superintendents, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, architects and builders.

The Golf Industry Show is presented jointly with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), along with supporting organizations, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the National Golf Foundation (NGF) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).