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Textron donates $5,000 to GCSAA unit

Company provides ongoing support for GCSAA's research-based activities.

Lawrence, Kan. (April 10, 2018) – Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., through its Textron Golf brand, has made a $5,000 donation to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). The gift was officially made to the EIFG at the 2018 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio. 

Textron Golf – which represents the combined product lines of Jacobsen, Cushman, E-Z-GO, and Textron Fleet Management -- is a member of the EIFG’s Platinum Tee Club, for donors that contribute $5,000 or more annually. It is also recognized at the Champion’s Club level of the EIFG’s Cumulative Giving Program, recognizing donors who have contributed between $250,000 - $499,999 since 1987. Textron Golf is also part of GCSAA’s Partner Recognition Program as a Gold Partner. 

“GCSAA and the EIFG have a great friend in Textron Golf,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “Its generous donation for ongoing support of our research-based activities not only benefits our members, but the golf industry as a whole.”

“The support and research that GCSAA and the EIFG provide our industry is vital for our collective growth and success,” said Mike Parkhurst, vice president, Golf & Turf, North America for Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.  “We proudly support both organizations and their dedication to superintendents, golf facilities and the game.”

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

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