The Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association continues its longtime support of The Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), donating $5,000 towards research, education, environmental programs and outreach to enhance golf's relationship with the environment.
"We appreciate the commitment and vision of the Everglades GCSA," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans, said. "The support of the chapter has been steadfast and vital to our efforts to provide resources to golf course superintendents."
With this donation, the Naples, Fla.-based Everglades GCSA has attained Platinum Tee Club status for the 13th consecutive year. The Platinum Tee Club is the giving club for organizations that contribute a minimum of $5,000 annually. An affiliated chapter of GCSAA, the Everglades GCSA is also recognized as at the Governor's Club level in the cumulative giving program, which recognizes organizations that have contributed between $50,000 and $99,999 to the EIFG since 1987.
"The Everglades GCSA is pleased to continue its support of the EIFG," said Everglades GCSA President Darren Davis, GCSAA Class A superintendent at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Fla. "We believe that it is important to fund EIFG programs such as research because of the great benefits they provide to our members."
The EIFG is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. The EIFG concentrates on delivering programs and services involving research, education and outreach that communicate the best management practices of environmental stewardship on the golf course. For more on the EIFG, visit www.eifg.org.
GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to more than 19,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org.