2021 News Releases

Celebrate International “Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day”

by Sep 13, 2021 | Angela Hartmann

Golfers are asked to show their support on social media using #ThankASuper

Lawrence, Kan. (Sept. 13, 2021) – On Sept. 14 the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), in conjunction with other global superintendent groups, is recognizing those who help keep the game going and enjoyable with “Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day,” encouraging all those who love golf to thank their course’s superintendent.

In addition to GCSAA, other groups taking part in the global event include the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Australia Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA), the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations (FEGGA). All together the groups represent more than 31,000 golf course management professionals in 78 countries around the world.

The celebration includes a new commercial that will begin rotation on the Golf Channel and other media outlets and social media messages touting the many ways that superintendents make the game more enjoyable and sustainable. Golfers and others are encouraged to join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags “#ThankASuper” or “#ThankAGreenkeeper depending on their country’s nomenclature.

“Golfers old and new have flocked to the game since the pandemic began, and we want them to know who is working behind the scenes every day to provide the excellent playing conditions that add to the  enjoyment of the game,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer. “Golfers can show their appreciation by saying thanks in person or on social media with the hashtag #thankasuper and join in the global celebration.”

Superintendents continually strive to keep the game’s playing fields healthy and beautiful with environmental stewardship as a primary focus. Thanks to the overall efforts of the golf industry, golf courses are using less water, employing sustainable management practices and expanding natural wildlife habitats on courses.