World Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Price has been selected to receive the 2011 Old Tom Morris Award by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).
The award will be presented during the 2011 GCSAA Education Conference at Celebrate GCSAA! presented by Syngenta, Feb. 8. Celebrate GCSAA! is hosted by GCSAA President James R. Fitzroy, CGCS. The conference (Feb. 7-11) will be held in conjunction with the Golf Industry Show (Feb. 9-10) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
“Nick has had an exemplary career, both on and off the golf course,” Fitzroy said. “He is a perfect fit for the Old Tom Morris Award and we are honored to recognize him at the GCSAA Education Conference.”
GCSAA’s most prestigious honor, the Old Tom Morris Award, is presented each year to an individual who “through a continuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris.” Morris (1821-1908) was greenkeeper and golf professional at the St. Andrews Links Trust Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland; a four-time winner of the British Open (1861, ’62, ’64 and ’67); and ranked as one of the top links designers of the 19th century.
Price, who is from Zimbabwe and lives in Hobe Sound, Fla., has won three majors and finished second in two others. Two victories on the Champions Tour this year brings his total to three, to go with 18 PGA Tour wins and 24 international wins. Between 1992 and 1994, Price won 16 of the 54 tournaments he played in worldwide, the victories including the 1992 PGA Championship, 1993 Players Championship, and both the British Open and PGA Championship in 1994.
Price published an instructional book, The Swing, in 1997. He has designed golf courses in the U.S., Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean, with two courses currently under construction in Cancun, Mexico.
Complete list of GCSAA Old Tom Morris Award winners