Golf Course Management

FEB 2018

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56 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 02.18 More ELGA honorees In addition to the three national winners of the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards, there were 15 chapter winners and four merit winners selected from GCSAA's 99 affiliated chapters. partnered with the Marine Science Depart- ment at the University of Hawaii, Hilo on an ongoing study examining the potential impact of sewage and nitrogen levels on coastal reefs (results confirmed the golf course was not a source of pollution affect - ing those reefs). In addition to these outside partner - ships, Main is making sure that he and his team keep their own house in order at Mauna Kea. An effort is underway to con - vert the bulk of the facility's playing surfaces from bermudagrass to seashore paspalum (the current ratio is close to 60-40), largely in an effort to conserve water and reduce inputs. And Mauna Kea recently shifted its equipment fleet to John Deere hybrids to save fuel, a move that has reduced fuel con - sumption from 5 gallons per day per piece of equipment to 5 gallons per week. Despite the obvious accomplishments at Mauna Kea, Main wasn't about to let others simply take his word for the facil - ity's dedication to environmental practices. So, he agreed to participate in a third-party sustainability assessment, which measured strengths and weaknesses in the areas of conservation, energy use, pollution, waste management and biodiversity. As you may expect from a National Resort ELGA win - ner, Main and Mauna Kea came through with flying colors, and the study has been shared with resort guests, the media and local government officials. It will also be a key part of the Hawaii GCSA's advocacy message at the 2018 State Golf Day event in Honolulu. Scott Hollister (shollister@gcsaa.org) is GCM 's editor-in-chief. Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. (center), businessman Laurence S. Rockefeller (second from left) and others reviewing plans for the golf course at Mauna Kea Resort. Photo courtesy of the Mauna Kea Archive Collection CHAPTER WINNERS Stephen Britton, CGCS TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac, Md. Mid-Atlantic Association of GCS Mark Condos Las Positas Golf Course Livermore, Calif. GCSA of Northern California Matthew Gourlay, CGCS Colbert Hills Golf Course Manhattan, Kan. Heart of America GCSA Gary L. Heath Glendoveer Golf & Tennis Portland, Ore. Oregon GCSA Gary Ingram, CGCS Metropolitan Golf Links Oakland, Calif. California GCSA Bobby Jaege r Lake Tahoe Golf Course South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Sierra Nevada GCSA Andrew Jorgensen, CGCS Candler Hills Golf Club Ocala, Fla. Florida GCSA Mark Krick, CGCS Fox Hollow and Homestead Golf Courses Lakewood, Colo. Rocky Mountain GCSA Mark D. Kuhns, CGCS Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, N.J. New Jersey GCSA Wayne Mills La Cumbre Country Club Santa Barbara, Calif. GCSA of Southern California Jim Pavonetti, CGCS Fairview Country Club Greenwich, Conn. Metropolitan GCSA Charles "Roby" Robertson IV, CGCS TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz. Cactus & Pine GCSA Ian Schlather TPC River's Bend Maineville, Ohio Greater Cincinnati GCSA Carl D. Thompson, CGCS Columbia Point Golf Course Richland, Wash. Inland Empire GCSA Marc Weston, CGCS Indian Hill Country Club Newington, Conn. Connecticut Association of GCS MERIT WINNERS Michael Bednar Palouse Ridge Golf Club Pullman, Wash. Inland Empire GCSA Dave Davies, CGCS TPC Stonebrae Hayward, Calif. GCSA of Northern California Troy Flanagan The Olympic Club San Francisco, Calif. GCSA of Northern California Darin Pakkala Crystal Springs Golf Course Burlingame, Calif. California GCSA

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