Environmental Sustainability in Golf

Bronwyn Witbooi Article

The coveted Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGAs) recognise golf superintendents’ role in four categories of environmental sustainability.

“The ELGA winners are shining examples of how golf course superintendents can combine enjoyable playing conditions and sustainable practices. We applaud each of you for your commitment to environmental sustainability,” said GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans.

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and Golf Digest, in partnership with Syngenta, will give recognition to four ELGA winners at the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show in Orlando from 6 – 9 Feb 2023.

The 2022 winners of the ELGAs are:

  • For water conservation, energy conservation and sound wildlife management, the Natural Resource Conservation Award: Wayne Mills, La Cumbre Country Club
  • For efficient use of pesticides and nutrients, as well as pollution prevention, the Healthy Land Stewardship Award: Justin C. Brimley, Course Superintendent, Crystal Springs Golf Course
  • For effective communication of conservation strategies with facility employees, golfers and other members of the community, the Communications and Outreach Award: Scott R. Bower, Martis Camp Club
  • For unique and innovative strategies for conservation, the Innovative Conservation Award: Russell F. Young, Course Superintendent, Palm Tree Golf Course.

The CiMSO community supports the GCSAA environmental focus, and we congratulate the winners on their achievements.

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