GCSAA TV (at gcsaa.tv), the online television network designed to educate, enlighten and entertain superintendents and others in the golf industry, has recently surpassed 250,000 views of its online episodes.
The network, a partnership between the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and EPIC Creative, started in 2009 and quickly gained popularity throughout the industry. Those 250,000 videos have been viewed in 145 countries, including 80 in the past month. International viewership accounts for 20 percent of all videos watched.
“It is impressive that literally three years from the date GCSAA TV was launched, 250,000 videos have been viewed,” GCSAA Chief Executive Officer Rhett Evans said. “Obviously the format and information have been well received. That is a testament to our members and industry partners because they are the subject matter, and to the quality work done by our partners at EPIC Creative. I am excited about what the future holds as we continue to expand our online video offerings.”
To celebrate the milestone, GCSAA TV awarded GCSAA Superintendent Member James Stow, the 250,000th episode viewer, a customized Apple iPad pre-loaded with the most popular GCSAA TV segments. Stow is the golf course superintendent at Ross Rogers Golf Course in Amarillo,Texas.
“My favorite episodes are the ‘What’s in Your Cart‘ and ‘Mythbusters‘ episodes,” Stow said. “I’ve been watching GCSAA TV consistently for the last two years. I get tons out of it, and I really enjoy it. I always like to see what other superintendents are doing and their practices.”