Supporters of the EIFG know that they are championing continuing education for golf course superintendents by providing the latest environmental and agronomic techniques to maintain healthy turfgrass and protect environmental resources through sustainable practices.
The EIFG’s relationship with GCSAA’s extensive education offerings reaches beyond the grants from the EIFG that have provided support for the development of more than 200 environmental education learning opportunities. EIFG representatives also assisted in the development of GCSAA education’s core competencies, which ensure that the education curriculum is in sync with the current, and future, demands of the golf course superintendents’ profession. In recent updates to the core competencies, a new environmental management section was added, further demonstrating the commitment of the profession.
The EIFG recognizes that an increased knowledge base is important at any stage of a career, and that is why the EIFG funds scholarships for those just embarking in a career in golf course management, works in tandem with GCSAA to provide cutting-edge continuing education offerings, and supports programs for those already showing promise of being leaders in the profession.
GCSAA offers the most comprehensive educational offerings in the industry, and EIFG supporters know they are helping to maintain that standard of excellence.
Shepherding potential and proven leaders toward even greater success is also part of the EIFG’s commitment to education by funding programs that help those individuals fulfill their promise.
Learning doesn’t have to always take place in a formal setting, and that’s why the EIFG funds and promotes resources that superintendents can reference at any time to increase their knowledge and awareness of environmental issues.