Awards

Awards Given out Annually

·  Assistant Superintendent of the Year
·  9-hole Superintendent of the Year
·  18-hole Superintendent of the Year
·  Young Professional
·  Professional Service *
·  Lifetime Achievement *
·  Distinguished Service *

*See attached list of guidelines for these awards

 

For a list of Past Award Winners

 

 GCSA of SD Awards Guidelines

A. Lifetime Achievement

1. Minimum of 5 years membership in GCSA of SD.   (10 pts.)
2. Service to GCSA of SD by holding an elected office.  (10 pts.)
3. At least 20 years experience in the golf course industry as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, or full-time technician.   (10 pts.)
4. Participation in GCSAA by membership or annual conference attendance.   (5 pts.)
5. Certification by the GCSAA and holds the title "CGCS".   (3 pts.)
6. Active in GCSA of SD through committee appointments, research, and conference attendance.   (5 pts.)
7. Moral character and community involvement.  (5 pts.)

·  Total of 50 points possible with a score of 35 being the minimum.
·  Voting committee will consist of Awards Chairman, Past President, and one Class A member
·  If more than two nominations score over 35 points, committee will decide on recipient.
·  Nominations will be taken from any active member of the GCSA of SD.
·  Nominators will be required to give a short background of each nominee.

B.  Professional Service

1.  Minimum of 5 years membership in GCSA of SD.   (10 pts.)
2.  Service to GCSA of SD by holding an elected office.  (10 pts.)
3.  At least 10 years experience in the golf course industry as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, or full-time technician.   (10 pts.)
4.  Participation in GCSAA by membership or annual conference attendance.   (5 pts.)
5.  Certification by the GCSAA and holds the title "CGCS".  (3 pts.)
6.  Active in GCSA of SD through committee appointments, research, and conference attendance.   (5 pts.)
7.  Moral character and community involvement.  (5 pts.)

·  Total of 50 points possible with a score of 35 being the minimum.
·  Voting committee will consist of Awards Chairman, Past President, and one Class A member.
·  If more than two nominations score over 35 points, committee will decide on recipient.
·  Nominations will be taken from any active member of the GCSA of SD.
·  Nominators will be required to give a short background of each nominee.

C.  Young Professional

1.  Minimum of 3 years membership in GCSA of SD.  (10 pts.)
2.  Service to GCSA of SD by holding an elected office.  (10 pts.)
3.  At least 5 years experience in the golf course industry as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, or full-time technician.  (10 pts.)
4.  Participation in GCSAA.   (5pts.)
5.  Active in GCSA of SD.   (5 pts.)
6.  Certification by the GCSAA and hold the title "CGCS".  (5 pts.)
7.  Moral character and community involvement.  (5 pts.)

·  Voting committee consists of Awards Chairman, Past President, and oneClass A member.
·  If more than two nominations score over 35 points, committee will decide on recipient.
·  Nominations will be take from any active member of the GCSA of SD.
·  Nominators will be required to give a short background of each nominee.

By using a system such as this I think we can reinstate a meaningful awards system.

Qualifications must be met, and if there are no qualified people, no award will be given.

 

 

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