Golf Course Management

FEB 2018

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

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Frank Rossi, Ph.D., the 2018 recipient of GCSAA's President's Award for Environmental Stewardship, isn't merely the intellectual force behind several of the more environmentally conscious concepts embraced by the turf industry. He also knows how the sausage is made, and it's exactly this on-the-ground understanding — of the turfgrass management profession and of prize kunekune pigs, among other things — that gives his broader views on environmental stewardship, sustainability and best management practices a unique brand of authority. Turfgrass research as it relates to the golf course industry has never been monolithic, but over the past 40 years, it has been dominated by mainstream academics and institutions that identify golf-specific issues and seek to overcome them via practices that, more often than not, rely on chemical inputs. Renowned for his hands-on work with superintendents and with a reputation for challenging convention at every turn, Cornell's Frank Rossi, Ph.D., is the recipient of GCSAA's 2018 President's Award for Environmental Stewardship. Hal Phillips people's champion the

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