Lawrence, Kan. (Sept. 22, 2020) – Wednesday, Sept. 23 is “Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day” and those who love golf are encouraged to thank their course’s superintendent. Golfers and others are encouraged to join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags “#ThankASuper” or “#ThankAGreenkeeper depending on their country’s nomenclature.
“Superintendents work hard each day to provide the excellent playing conditions that add to the enjoyment of the game,” said Rhett Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). “But in the face of the pandemic, they have played a key role in developing and maintaining the safety protocols that allow golfers to engage in their favorite sport while adhering to pandemic-related guidelines and restrictions.”
In addition to dealing with new pandemic procedures, superintendents continually strive to keep the game’s playing fields healthy and beautiful with environmental stewardship as a primary focus. Thanks to the overall efforts of the golf industry, golf courses are using less water, employing sustainable management practices and expanding natural wildlife habitats on courses.
To learn more about GCSAA and the role superintendents play in the enjoyment and sustainability of the game, visit www.gcsaa.org.