Golf Course Management

FEB 2016

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 02.16 Those kinds of relationships aren't just important in McDonough's personal life. They're also the foundation of all he has built in golf course management, the en - vironmental accomplishments he has achieved at the facilities he has managed and the impressive example he has set in ad - vocating for the profession among both state and national lawmakers. In short, it's those relationships that helped earn McDonough GCSAA's 2016 President's Award for Environmental Stew - ardship, an award he'll offcially receive this month during the Opening Session of the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. "Peter's work is a positive example for all superintendents," GCSAA President John The redesign of Keswick Hall's Full Cry Course at the hands of golf course architect Pete Dye changed nearly everything about the 7,100-yard layout. But that work didn't disrupt the many environmental accomplishments that McDonough has achieved on the property since coming to the club in 1991. Photos by Ken May O'Keefe, CGCS, said in a news release an- nouncing the award. "Through his impact- ful environmental stewardship and collabor- ative work with legislators, he demonstrates how golf courses can be healthy environ - ments through professional management." A fast start When McDonough looks back upon his career and the journey that led him to this award, he concedes it's no surprise he be - came such a vocal advocate for the game and those who manage it. After all, his mentors in the business have long practiced what they have preached. For example, Tim Moraghan — who served as the USGA's director of champi -

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