Golf Course Management

JAN 2019

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54 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.19 events The legendary Powell family of East Can- ton, Ohio, carved out a unique golf legacy at Clearview Golf Club, the first — and still only — course to have been designed, constructed and owned by an African-American. On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the GCSAA's Opening Session, presented in partnership with Syngenta, the Powells will break more ground when they are presented with the Old Tom Morris Award, the GCSAA's highest honor. The Powells are the first family to win the award, which is pre - sented to individuals who, through a continu- ing lifetime commitment to the game of golf, have helped to mold the welfare of the game. The family includes the late Bill and Marcella Powell and their children Larry and Renee. Bill Powell was an entrepreneur and pioneering golf course owner who opened "America's Course," as Clearview was fondly dubbed, in East Canton in 1948. He was a member of GCSAA for 37 years prior to his death in 2009. Larry Powell, a 44-year member of GCSAA, still serves as golf course superintendent at Clearview. Renee Powell, the second African-American woman to join the LPGA, is the club's PGA professional. "The award is an honor, an honor for our entire family," Larry Powell said. "We always have tried to improve what we have done and put our hearts into it." Institute for Golf Donor and Grassroots Am - bassador Appreciation Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Brian Youell, the superintendent at Uplands Golf Club in Victoria, British Columbia, will be presented the Leo Feser Award for having authored the best superintendent-written arti - cle published in GCM. He will be honored on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the GCM booth (Booth 1231). And the Edwin Budding Award, which is given to an individual in the turf equip - ment industry whose actions have gone above and beyond the norm to help shape the turf equipment management industry into what it is today, will also be presented on Feb. 6 at the Inside the Shop attraction (Booth 5929). Two other marquee events will kick off and close the 2019 Golf Industry Show. For starters, the Opening Reception, presented in partnership with Syngenta, will be held the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 5, offering a spectac - ular view of San Diego Bay from the Center Terrace. The kickoff celebration will feature entertainment, food, beverage and network - ing opportunities. The week will wrap up with a laugh. The GCSAA Closing Celebration the evening of Thurs - day, Feb. 7, will feature standout stand-up come - dian Sinbad. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time," Sinbad has entertained for more than three decades. He has starred in two Comedy Central specials and four HBO comedy spe - cials. As an actor, Sinbad has been featured in films such as "Jingle All the Way" and "Good Burger" and was featured in the FX series, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." The results of the annual GCSAA Col - legiate Turf Bowl also will be revealed at the Closing Celebration, and the newly elected 2019 GCSAA Board of Directors will be in - troduced. — Andrew Hartsock, GCM managing editor Powell family recognition to highlight opening session The winners of two other awards will also be recognized during the Opening Session. Ted Horton, CGCS, and Tom Tanto will be presented with the Col. John Morley Distin - guished Service Award, and CourseCo, a Peta- luma, Calif.-based golf management company, will be presented the President's Award for Environmental Stewardship. Horton has overseen some of the most well-regarded golf courses in the United States, including Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Principal of Ted Horton Consulting, Horton was vice president of resource management for Pebble Beach Co. from 1993 to 2001. Tanto, a native of Hungary who gave his name to Tanto International Golf (formerly Tanto Construction and Supply), is a well- known golf course contractor. He has spent more than 49 years in the golf course business. The 2018 Board of Directors and Class of 2018 newly certified superintendents also will be recognized at the Opening Session. In a change from recent years, other award-winners will be honored at separate events. The winner of the GCSAA Excellence in Government Affairs Award and the four winners of the new-look GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards, which are presented in partnership with Syngenta, will be honored during the Environmental

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