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January 2021 MSU Turfgrass Alumni Update

Posted on January 19th, 2021
  Greetings from the (Empty) Land of Green and (very little so far) White, To call this past fall semester unusual would be an insult to the word unusual. My beginning turfgrass class had 16 students, 10 from the IAT programs and 6 in our BS program. (We were down from 14, since 4 decided to defer to F…

2020 Heritage Scholarship Winners

Posted on January 18th, 2021
  The winners of the 2020 Heritage Scholarship have been chosen. The award is available to the dependents of current members who are enrolled in a post high school education curriculum. Funding for this scholarship is provided by the proceeds from the 2020 Fundraisers, the Northern at…

MiGCSA 5K Team Registration

Posted on January 18th, 2021
  Let’s help GCSAA raise some additional money for their disaster relief fund and for Sam Holysz’ family. The MiGCSA board has authorized a $100 donation for each person that joins the MiGCSA 5K team with a max of $500 for both groups. You can run or walk, walk by yourself, take a family hike or…

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program

Posted on January 18th, 2021
  2018 e header The State of Michigan has allocated $55 million to implement the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to support the needs of Michigan businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus and the Gatherings and Mask Order. The application to apply will op…

Looking Back To Move Forward, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on January 15th, 2021
Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region
Each golf season delivers a unique set of challenges that test all aspects of an agronomic program. While it is understandable that people don’t want to spend time dwelling on the past, taking the time to reflect on the successes and struggles of the pas…

What’s ahead for ‘zealous’ golfers?

Posted on January 15th, 2021
As the broader U.S. economy limps into 2021 and stimulus measures work to stave off a double-dip recession, the sentiment in golf remains optimistic, although there are certainly questions about how the industry will fare amid vaccine rollouts and the eventual return to public life. On the whole,…

Get the GCSAA Now app

Posted on January 13th, 2021
The latest GCSAA app will give instant access to GCSAA news, resources and tools — available for iOS and Android GCSAA app news image 2GCSAA Now is the new mobile app to give you GCSAA news and information in the palm of your hands. Download documents, interact with fellow members, update your membership info and more. G…

Complete! Golf course environmental BMPs established for all 50 states

Posted on January 13th, 2021
From sea to shining sea, golf courses can look to the state-specific resources for making environmentally sound decisions and demonstrating stewardship. View all the guides here. January 12, 2021 | GCM staff Filed to: Best management practices Golf course state BMPs
Three years after launching t…

Youth on Course 2020 Review

Posted on January 13th, 2021
2020 was certainly a year of challenges and surprises. Youth on Course, like many nonprofits, had plenty of both. The Challenges: 
  • We could not see our amazing supporters face-to-face and our golf events were canceled. Fundraising to support our programming was expected to decline dramati

Employee Assistance Grant Process Opens January 15!

Posted on January 12th, 2021
  2018 e header What are Employee Assistance Grants? The Employee Assistance Grants were made available by Senate Bill 748, and are designed to provide support to employees impacted by the MDHHS Gathering and Face Mask Order that took effect on November 18, 2020. The Michigan Restaurant & Lodg…
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