The Environmental Institute of Golf Elects Officers, Trustees

The Environmental Institute for Golf elected officers and welcomed four new members from the golf industry to its board of trustees during its winter meeting at the 2006 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Education Conference and Golf Industry Show in Atlanta, Ga.

Bill Kubly, owner and CEO of Landscapes Unlimited, LLC, was elected chairman. David Pillsbury, PGA Tour golf course properties COO, was elected vice chairman/treasurer. Mark Kizziar, president of Superstition Mountain Properties, Inc., Rafael N. Martinez, publisher/CEO of The Green Magazine, Ken Melrose, executive chairman of The Toro Co., and GCSAA Secretary/Treasurer David S. Downing II, CGCS at Rivers Edge Golf Club in Shallotte, N.C., were each added to the board of trustees and will serve three-year terms.

Harry Cavanagh, Cavanagh Law Firm; Tom Chisholm, retired vice president of Eaton Corp. and past chairman of the USGA Green Section; and GCSAA Immediate past president Timothy T. O’Neill, CGCS at the Country Club of Darien, retired from the board of trustees after serving six, five and three years, respectively. Michael J. Hurdzan, Ph.D., of Hurdzan/Fry Golf Course Design, Inc., will remain on the board for one year as immediate past chairman.

Those continuing their service on the board of trustees are: GCSAA vice president Ricky D. Heine, CGCS; GCSAA president Sean A. Hoolehan, CGCS; Meadowbrook Golf president/CEO Ron E. Jackson; GCSAA CEO Steve Mona, CAE; Great White Shark Enterprises CEO Greg Norman; USGA Green Section national director James T. Snow, ESPN/ABC broadcaster Roger Twibell and Nike Golf president Bob Wood.

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