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Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association donates $5,000 to Environmental Institute for Golf

Gift earns chapter’s entry into Platinum Tee Club

Lawrence, Kan. (Oct. 2, 2018) – The Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association has donated $5,000 to support the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). With the donation, the chapter becomes a new member of the EIFG’s Platinum Tee Club. The program recognizes organizations that give $5,000 or more annually to the EIFG.

The Minnesota GCSA is also recognized in the Governor’s Club giving level of the EIFG’s Cumulative Giving Program. The Governor’s Club recognizes donors who have given between $50,000 and $99,999 since 1987.

“The Minnesota GCSA is only one year younger than GCSAA itself, and they have a long history of support for the association,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA and EIFG CEO. “We thank them for their latest donation to the EIFG, which will help fund research, education, scholarships and advocacy.”

The Minnesota GCSA was founded in 1927. It is one of 99 GCSAA-affiliated chapters in North America.

“The EIFG lives up to its mission statement and experience has proven to the Minnesota GCSA time after time, the EIFG’s presence and leadership in the industry is worth every penny we can spare,” said Brandon Schindele, Minnesota GCSA president.

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.

Angela Hartmann
Associate Director, Communications
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