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GCSAA awards 15 outreach grants

Fifteen local chapters receive outreach grants from GCSAA for communications efforts

Awards total $27,000 for local outreach, including media promotions and economic impact study

Lawrence, Kan. (June 18, 2019) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has awarded 15 Chapter Outreach Grants totaling $27,000 to help affiliated chapters engage in outreach activities to key constituents on the local level, primarily golfers and employers.

Now in its 11th year, the Chapter Outreach Grant Program has helped fund initiatives such as local media buys, state golf days, informational videos, trade show booths and state economic impact studies.

“The Chapter Outreach Grant Program give our chapters assistance in spreading the message of the important work of superintendents and the many benefits golf brings to communities,” said Rhett Evans, chief executive officer for GCSAA. “Local efforts, combined with our national outreach initiatives, drive positive public perception of superintendents and the game of golf.”

GCSAA affiliated chapters receiving grants in 2019 include:

  • California GCSA
  • GCSA of Central California
  • Florida GCSA
  • Georgia GCSA
  • Metropolitan GCSA
  • Michigan GCSA
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of GCS
  • Minnesota GCSA
  • Nebraska GCSA
  • Philadelphia Association of GCS
  • Rocky Mountain GCSA
  • Sierra Nevada GCSA
  • Southern Nevada GCSA
  • Utah GCSA

GCSAA has 99 affiliated chapters across North America.
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 more than 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
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)