2018 News Releases


Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association donates $5,000 to EIFG

Gift earns chapter’s entry into Platinum Tee Club

Lawrence, Kan. (Oct. 2, 2018) – The Minnesota 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). With the donation, the chapter becomes a new member of the EIFG’s Platinum Tee Club. The program recognizes organizations that give $5,000 or more annually to the EIFG. 

The Minnesota GCSA is also recognized in the Governor’s Club giving level of the EIFG’s Cumulative Giving Program. The Governor’s Club recognizes donors who have given between $50,000 and $99,999 since 1987.

“The Minnesota GCSA is only one year younger than GCSAA itself, and they have a long history of support for the association,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA and EIFG CEO. “We thank them for their latest donation to the EIFG, which will help fund research, education, scholarships and advocacy.”

The Minnesota GCSA was founded in 1927. It is one of 99 GCSAA-affiliated chapters in North America.

“The EIFG lives up to its mission statement and experience has proven to the Minnesota GCSA time after time, the EIFG’s presence and leadership in the industry is worth every penny we can spare,” said Brandon Schindele, Minnesota GCSA president.