Golf News for Wednesday, August 6, 2008 | Sponsorship

NGCOA has awarded Don Rossi Scholarships to three students

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The NGCOA has awarded Don Rossi Scholarships to three students pursuing degrees in golf-related fields. The scholarships, which range from $1,900 to $3,000, are given in the name of one of the founders of the association that represents golf course owners and operators.

This year's scholarship recipients are Lucas Brick, a senior in the Professional Golf Management program at New Mexico State University; Paul Speltz and Henry Mohr, seniors majoring in golf enterprise management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The scholarship fund, which was created in 1993 by the NGCOA, assists students who are majoring in sports management or golf enterprise management and plan to pursue a career in a golf-related field. Since the program began awarding scholarship funds in 1999, more than $27,000 has been given to deserving candidates.

"The NGCOA is delighted to recognize the academic achievements and the desire of these students to prepare themselves for meaningful careers in the golf industry," said Mike Hughes, CEO of the NGCOA. "We wish them continued success."

In addition to helping establish the NGCOA, Don Rossi served as president of the National Golf Foundation and was executive director of the Golf Course Builders Association of America. Rossi died in 1990.

For more information regarding the Don Rossi Scholarship, contact Richard Hendry, administrator of the scholarship fund, at (843) 723-3635 or

About the NGCOA
The National Golf Course Owners Association is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The Association represents the key decision makers with ultimate responsibility for golf courses throughout the world. Through advocacy, information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information, or call 1-800-933-4262.

Media Contact:
Bill Bryant, Bryant Marketing Communications

Joe Rice, NGCOA
800.933.4262 Ext. 222