• Superintendents: Energy use survey now open

    The latest Golf Course Environmental Profile survey, conducted by GCSAA through the EIFG and funded by the USGA, is open through Nov. 11. The Energy Use and Environmental Practices Survey will gather critical information on energy conservation practices, energy audits, written plans, and behavioral, design and other conservation changes.

  • GCEP pest management survey results released

    Results from GCSAA’s second Pest Management Practices Survey show that superintendents reduced their reliance on pesticides since the first survey results in 2007. In turn, courses have increased their reliance on non-pesticide pest control practices such as cultural control, plant growth regulators and biological control. The survey is part of the Golf Course Environmental Profile, conducted by GCSAA through the EIFG and funded by the USGA.

  • Donor profile: Mark Ruff, CGCS

    Once a month, Mark Ruff, CGCS, sends a handwritten envelope with his EIFG donation. “The EIFG provides funding for research, scholarships and awareness of golf’s environmental efforts,” said Ruff. “All of these areas are important for the golf course superintendent to continue management efforts at the golf course.”

  • Palm Beach GCSA donates $5,000

    A $5,000 gift to the EIFG from the Palm Beach GCSA boosts the chapter to the Executive Club, recognizing lifetime EIFG donations between $25,000 and $49,999. The Palm Beach GCSA has been supporting the EIFG since 1997.

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    Rounds 4 Research: Auctioning rounds of golf to fund turfgrass research

    GCSAA chapters are signing up to partner in the EIFG's program to raise research funds on the local level.

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