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IVI-Golf pledges GCSAA support

Division of Indian Valley Industries Inc. joins GCSAA Partner Recognition Program

Lawrence, Kan. (Jan. 30, 2018) – IVI-GOLF, producers of Sandtrapper, Flexxcape and PermaEdge Bunker System, has pledged its support of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and its members through participation in the association's Partner Recognition Program. IVI-GOLF will invest resources at the program's Silver Partner level.

"We are pleased to welcome IVI-GOLF to our Partner Recognition Program," said GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. "Partners like IVI-GOLF help make critical education and other programs to assist golf course superintendents succeed possible.” 

As part of their investment, IVI-GOLF (a Division of Indian Valley Industries Inc.) will be a hole sponsor at the 2018 GCSAA Golf Championships and a sponsor of the Inside the Ropes interactive area at the 2018 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio in February. In addition, they will be sponsors of The Bunker Channel on GCSAA TV premiering later this year. 

“IVI-GOLF is excited, once again, to be a part of the Partner Recognition Program.  As a part of the industry for over 20 years, we continually strive to support the GCSAA and its efforts.” John Brauer, IVI-GOLF principal said. “With new products such as the PermaEdge Bunker System and Flexxcape seamless liner being added to our well-known Sandtrapper product line, our offerings are an important asset to the golf course maintenance professional.”

GCSAA’s Partner Recognition Program provides year-round exposure based on a prescribed level of investment. GCSAA industry partners can choose among Platinum, Gold or Silver levels as a means to achieve marketing objectives. Each level provides partners unique communications and recognition options to position themselves in the marketplace. Vehicles in the program include the Golf Industry Show, GCSAA Education Conference, Golf Course Management magazine, media communications, social media and Additional opportunities for exposure within GCSAA membership, committees, chapters, career services and others exist as well.

The program offers industry partners strategic, diverse and ongoing communication with members. The association’s primary communications vehicles are the most read in the industry and are considered the cornerstone of marketing activities by the industry. Additional program features desired by companies in their marketing mix are maximizing year-round visibility, securing proprietary options and engaging in philanthropy in a strategic manner by supporting The Environmental Institute for Golf.

About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.


IVI-GOLF is a division of Indian Valley Industries Inc., a vertically integrated supplier of environmental protection products to a wide range of heavy industries, including construction, energy, transportation, and environmental remediation. 

With the expertise we gained through many decades of handling erosion control and environmental products, we launched the IVI-GOLF Division in the late 1990's.  IVI-GOLF specializes in innovative products for golf course construction and maintenance.  We offer a professional staff and nationwide logistics network that will help you complete your project successfully. For more information, visit

Angela Hartmann

Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)