The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) has earned the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) 2002 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship for its Environmental Management Resource Manual.
CGSA president, Jay Leach, will be presented with the award by GCSAA president Tommy D. Witt, at the GCSAA’s 73rd International Golf Course Conference and Show in Orlando, in February.
The President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship was established in 1991 to recognise “an exceptional environmental contribution to the game of golf: a contribution that further exemplifies the golf course superintendent’s image as a steward of the land.”
The CGSA developed and adopted the manual to assist members who may not be aware of appropriate environmental practices and procedures. Complete with regulatory requirements, standard operating practices (tailored to the industry) and colleague examples, the manual serves as an industry guide for golf course superintendents so they can demonstrate to government and regulatory officials their knowledge of facility management relative to environmental preservation.
“I commend the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association for its leadership efforts in preserving the environment,” Witt said. “The CGSA exemplifies how the golf course superintendent profession is a steward of the environment. These professionals exhausted a significant amount of time and effort to a cause for which they have great passion. Not only did they develop the guidelines and program, they work with the regulating bodies to see the appropriate materials are utilised.”