2016 News Releases


Palm Beach GCSA donates $5,000 to Environmental Institute for Golf

Gift boosts chapter support since 1997 to Executive Club level

Lawrence, Kan. (Sept.20, 2016) —The Palm Beach Golf Course Superintendents Association has donated $5,000 to support the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). The gift boosts the Palm Beach GCSA to the Executive Club giving level, recognizing lifetime EIFG donations between $25,000 and $49,999.

With the pledge, the 265-member Palm Beach association also renews its Platinum Tee Club status within the EIFG’s annual giving program. That program recognizes organizations that give $5,000 or more annually to the EIFG. The Palm Beach GCSA has been supporting the EIFG since 1997.

“When we can give to the EIFG, we are supporting the future of golf and our profession,” said Dan Elchert, Palm Beach chapter president and director of golf course operations at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla. “In the hands of EIFG, our donation will have a broad reach. In a small way, we can help support everything from education to research.”

“We appreciate the Palm Beach GCSA’s support of nearly 20 years,” said Peter J. Grass, GCSAA and EIFG president. “We are glad they continue to find value in knowing that their donation will support the sustainability of the game through the EIFG.”

The Palm Beach GCSA was founded in 1960. It is one of 98 state and regional chapters that carry an affiliation with GCSAA.

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.