Superintendents and golf courses honored for environmental stewardship

In recognition of their efforts to set the standard in environmental stewardship, Collier’s Reserve Country Club in Naples, Fla., and its superintendent William Davidson, Jr. have been named the overall winners of the 2001 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Award (ELGA).


Winners were named in three national categories (public, private and resort golf courses) and one international category, with an overall winner being selected out of the four. Additional recognition was given to the top entry for each GCSAA affiliated chapter, and merit honors were awarded to those who did not earn national or chapter honors, but in the opinion of the judges, deserved special recognition. The national winners include:


-National Public: Kevin Hutchins, Presidio Golf Course, San Francisco, Calif., Northern California Golf Course Superintendents Association

-National Private: William Davidson Jr., Collier’s Reserve Country Club, Naples, Fla., Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association

-National Resort: Anne Hickman, Barton Creek Country Club, Austin, Texas, Lone Star Golf Course Superintendents Association

-International: James Sua, CGCS, National Service Resort & Country Club, Singapore


Golf course superintendents and their courses that have been named national, chapter or merit winners will be formally recognized Feb. 7 during the Golf General session at GCSAA’s 73rd International Golf Course Conference and Show, Feb. 3-10, at the Orlando Convention Center. In addition, program sponsors will each donate to The GCSAA Foundation in the names of all national and chapter winners: $500 each for national winners and $50 each for chapter winners.


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