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"Golf courses used to have a lot of kids who were in high school working, and that would serve as a feeder system," said Alex Ellram, Ph.D., professor at SUNY-Cobleskill. "Those kids were better equipped when they came to college. We just don't see enough of them anymore." read more

PGA of America President Ted Bishop: The Ryder Cup Task Force, co-chaired by Derek Sprague and Pete Bevacqua, is an exciting and comprehensive initiative that will guide the PGA in developing the right strategy and building ongoing processes and infrastructure for future generations of U.S Teams." read more

"We support the Clean Water Act and can see that there is a need to clarify some of the jurisdictional questions, but this proposed regulation goes too far. It is not the answer. It would bring unnecessary challenges to everyone, not just the golf industry," said Mark Johnson, associate director, environmental programs, for GCSAA. read more

"The GCSAA is committed to educating course managers, wherever they are," said Rhett Evans, Chief Executive Officer of the association. "The AGIF is committed to growing the game in Asia and can work effectively across national borders. It's clear that better education and reliable agronomic information improves the professional standing of individual superintendents and furthers the industry." read more

"The addition of the MSR credit allows us to further extend our reach to PGA Professionals," said Larry Bodle, vice president of marketing for KBS Golf Shafts. "They're an integral part of building the game." read more

"We are constantly planting seeds and providing building blocks for careers of the assistants and apprentices," said Brian Stewart, the 2012 CPGA Assistant of the Year. "It is important to provide more educational opportunities to help advance careers professionally and also within the section and national organization moving forward." read more

"The Rules of Golf are constantly evolving," said Thomas Pagel, USGA senior director of the Rules of Golf. "The Decisions review process is an opportunity for The R&A and the USGA to continue to help make the game more understandable and accessible for players, officials and others who participate in the game." read more

"We are delighted to host the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame at Ferris State University," said Fritz Erickson, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. "The Michigan Golf Hall of Fame will provide an exceptional teaching and learning opportunity for our PGM students and visitors to our campus." read more

"We tend to think about the environmental attributes of golf courses in terms of what we see - wildlife habitat, green space, healthy turf that filters impurities," said GCSAA Director of Environmental Programs Greg Lyman. "But what we don't see is just as or even more impactful. Golf course operations lend themselves very well to recycling programs, and the data suggests GCSAA members are committed to them." read more

"Sun SafeTee is extremely pleased that the USJGT will be partnering in our effort to educate junior golfers on the importance of sun protection and skin cancer prevention, said Mark Wishner, President of Sun SafeTee, "We are looking forward to working with the USJGT, an organization that has committed itself to junior golf." read more

"California is such a large geographic area, and up to this point, research support has been very regional and fragmented" said Bruce R. Williams, CGCS, who was chosen to serve as the Executive Director of the new foundation. read more

"To have a chance to paint Medinah Country Club and to give something back to the city of Chicago where I have so many great friends and fond memories," said Neiman, "is truly an honor and inspired me." read more

"Many of our brides and event planners have been asking how we could help them lessen the environmental impact of their wedding, meeting or golf outing," said Damon DeVito, a founder of Affinity Management. read more

"The goal of the GCSAA research program is to fund research that is important to superintendents," said Greg Lyman, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America director of environmental programs. read more

"Armchair architects must ingeniously channel their artistic impulses," says Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design. "Submit your dream hole or holes -- wild-and-wacky preferred -- and we'll build it for you." read more