Jaime Ortiz-Patià±o, recognized around the world for his contribution to the game of golf and passion for nature, has agreed to serve on The Environmental Institute for Golf advisory council.
The Institute is the philanthropic arm of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and was formerly known as The GCSAA Foundation. It is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. The Institute’s advisory council will provide guidance to its board of trustees, primarily in the areas of outreach, fundraising and strategic planning. Greg Norman, who is also a trustee, chairs the advisory council. The goal is to have at least 10 members of the advisory council by the end of the year.
As owner, president and golf course superintendent at Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, Ortiz-Patià±o was presented GCSAA’s Old Tom Morris Award in 1999 in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the game. He has been a long time supporter of the golf course superintendent profession and GCSAA.
“Jaime’s contributions to the game are unrivalled,” said Greg Norman. “His vision will serve us well as we examine golf’s relationship with the environment. It is a subject for which he has great dedication and interest.”