Golf Course Management

FEB 2019

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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46 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.19 FAMILIAR faces e 2018 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards have a new look, but darned if they don't have a strangely familiar feel to them. e ELGAs, presented by GCSAA and Golf Digest in partnership with Syngenta, recognize golf course superintendents and golf courses around the world for their commitment to environmental stew - ardship. From 2001 to 2017, the awards were handed out to three or four winners — national public courses, private courses, resorts and international courses were eligible — and one category winner was also named overall winner. But the program was revamped in 2018 to recognize leaders in four categories — Natural Resource Conservation; Healthy Land Stewardship; Communications and Outreach; and Innovative Conser - vation — regardless of course type. ere was a winner, a runner-up and a second runner-up in each category. Four previous national ELGA winners were among the dozen superintendents honored with the new-look ELGAs, and two 2018 ELGA winners were previous overall winners. e winners will be recognized this month at the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. ey will be honored during the Environmental Institute for Golf Donor and Grassroots Ambassador Appreciation Reception on Feb. 5. 2018 elga Winners of new-look Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards have a largely recognizable look about them. Andrew Hartsock

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