Golf News for Thursday, January 30, 2014 | Awards

Logan M. Freeman selected to receive GCSAA's Leo Feser Award

Logan M. Freeman has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Leo Feser Award, which is presented annually for the best superintendent-written story published in the association's flagship publication, Golf Course Management.

Freeman, a 4-year member of GCSAA, is being honored for his story, "Pocket change," which was published in the September 2012 issue of GCM. The story chronicles the challenges of creating a special agronomic plan for managing bentgrass greens in shaded areas.

"Logan's article is another example of how our members work to help each other deal with agronomic problems," said GCSAA President Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS. "Through his writing, Logan's experience with managing special circumstances on bentgrass greens can now help other superintendents dealing with the same problem."

Freeman will be recognized for his Leo Feser Award Feb. 5 at the 2014 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando during the Opening Session, which is being presented in partnership with Syngenta. In addition, his name will be engraved on a plaque that is on permanent display at GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kan.

The Feser Award honors the late Leo Feser, a pioneer golf course superintendent and a charter member of GCSAA. Feser is credited with keeping the association's official publication alive during the Great Depression. For three years (1933-36), he wrote, edited, assembled and published each issue of The Greenkeepers' Report (as the association's magazine was called then) from his home in Wayzata, Minn. The award was first presented in 1956 and has been given annually since 1977. Members of GCSAA's Strategic Communications Committee select the winner of the award each year.

GCM is the leading publication for golf course managers. It has a circulation of nearly 30,000 and is delivered to every golf facility in the United States.

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For more information contact:
Scott Hollister, editor-in-chief, GCM, 800-472-7878