The Environmental Institute for Golf Elects Officers and New Trustees

The Environmental Institute for Golf elected officers and welcomed three new members from the golf industry to its board of trustees during its winter meeting at the 2005 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Education Conference and inaugural Golf Industry Show in Orlando.

Michael J. Hurdzan, Ph.D., of Hurdzan/Fry Golf Course Design, Inc., was elected chairman. Bill Kubly, owner and CEO of Landscapes Unlimited, LLC, was elected vice chairman/treasurer.

GCSAA secretary/treasurer Ricky D. Heine, CGCS, was added to the board of trustees and will serve a three-year term as secretary of The Institute. ESPN/ABC broadcaster Roger Twibell and Nike Golf President Bob Wood were also added as trustees and will each serve three-year terms.

"Roger, Bob and Ricky have a passion for the game of golf and its relationship with the environment," Hurdzan said. "They will play a vital role in helping advance the work of The Institute through their ability to convey the importance of environmental stewardship to other individuals and organizations. I am delighted that these gentlemen have joined us in making a commitment to advance environmental practices on the golf course."

Chuck Yash, a consultant for the golf industry, and Mark J. Woodward, CGCS, GCSAA immediate past president, retired from the board of trustees. Tom Chisholm, retired vice president of Eaton Corp. and past chairman of the USGA Green Section, will serve on the board for one year as immediate past chairman. Those continuing their service on the board of trustees are: Phoenix-based attorney Harry Cavanagh; GCSAA Vice President Sean A. Hoolehan, CGCS; Meadowbrook Golf President/CEO Ron E. Jackson; GCSAA CEO Steve Mona, CAE; Great White Shark Enterprises CEO Greg Norman; GCSAA President Timothy T. O’Neill, CGCS; PGA Tour Golf Course Properties COO David Pillsbury and USGA Green Section National Director James T. Snow.

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