Golf News for Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | Charity

PGA of America supports golf course superintendents with pledge of $100,000 to Environmental Institute for Golf

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The PGA of America has announced it will contribute $100,000 over the next three years to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) to support the work of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

"We believe in the good work that golf course superintendents are doing every day to establish quality, healthy playing conditions for all golfers, while protecting our environment," said Pete Bevacqua, chief executive officer of the PGA. "We are all working together to grow and protect this great game. And GCSAA members care for the largest asset we have - the golf course."

The gift, which will be used to support research, environmental programs and advocacy efforts for the golf industry, raises the allied organization's support of EIFG to more than $500,000 since 2007.

"We applaud the PGA's support of the golf course management profession and the teamwork that helps raise our collective efforts to promote the game and all of its benefits," said GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans.

The EIFG's mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Darrell Crall, the chief operating officer of the PGA of America, is one of the trustees for the EIFG.

About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is the world's largest sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf professionals who are the recognized experts in teaching and growing the game. Founded in 1916, the PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by conducting premier spectator events - PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and KPMG Women's PGA Championship - as well as significant philanthropic outreach initiatives and award-winning golf promotions.

Contact: 
Craig Smith, Director, Communications and Media Relations
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 4431 or 785-691-9197 (cell)
csmith@gcsaa.org