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Pacific Grove Golf Links Celebrates National Recognition in USGA’s Golf Journal

Pacific Grove, CA — Pacific Grove Golf Links is proud to announce that its picturesque par-5 12th hole has been prominently featured in the latest issue of the USGA’s Golf Journal. The article, entitled “A Great Golf Hole,” highlights the natural beauty and unique challenge of this coastal gem.

The article includes stunning photographs that capture the essence of the 12th hole, renowned for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the strategic intricacies that challenge golfers of all skill levels. The feature can be viewed in the May 29, 2024 edition of the Golf Journal.

“We are thrilled and honored to have our 12th hole showcased in such a prestigious publication,” says General Manager and Senior Operations Manager, Matt Pennington. “Pacific Grove Golf Links has long been known for its stunning landscapes and classic design, and it’s fantastic to see the 12th hole receive recognition on a national level. We invite golfers from around the world to come and experience it for themselves.”

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Glendoveer Golf Course Makes ESPN's Top 10 Plays with Spectacular Ace at Pro Tour Portland Open

Portland, OR – June 4, 2024 – Glendoveer Golf Course is proud to announce that it has made ESPN's prestigious Top 10 Plays segment on Sunday evening, June 2nd. This remarkable feature highlights an incredible moment from the Pro Tour Portland Open Disc Golf Tournament held at the course.
During the tournament, professional disc golfer Anniken Steen delivered a stunning performance on Hole 16, achieving an ace from a staggering distance of 330 feet. This outstanding feat captured the attention of disc golf enthusiasts and sports fans worldwide, earning the third place spot on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays.
"We are thrilled to see Glendoveer Golf Course and the Pro Tour Portland Open recognized on such a prominent platform," said Kevin Niessner, Senior Operations Manager and General Manager of Glendoveer Golf Course. "Anniken Steen's ace was an extraordinary moment that showcased the skill and excitement of disc golf. It's an honor to host events that bring such energy and talent to our course."

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Los Lagos Golf Course Retains Prestigious "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" Status

San Jose, CA – Los Lagos Golf Course is proud to announce that it has once again been recognized as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. This esteemed certification highlights Los Lagos Golf Course’s continued commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable management practices.

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses encourages golf courses to protect and preserve the natural environment. Los Lagos Golf Course has demonstrated excellence in environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, and outreach and education.

"We are thrilled to retain our certification as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary," said Scott Siegfried, General Manager of Los Lagos Golf Course. "Our team has worked diligently to implement and uphold environmentally friendly practices that enhance the natural beauty of our course while preserving local wildlife habitats. This recertification is a testament to our ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship."

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Bryden Canyon Golf Course Honored with 2023 Best of Best Inland NW Community's Choice Award

Lewiston, ID – CourseCo is thrilled to announce that Bryden Canyon Golf Course has been awarded the 2023 Best of Best Inland NW Community's Choice Award for Best Golf Course. This esteemed recognition reflects the dedication and commitment of the entire Bryden Canyon team to providing an exceptional golfing experience to our community and visitors.

CourseCo, along with all staff and stakeholders, are incredibly proud of this achievement. The award, voted on by members of the Inland Northwest community, highlights the outstanding quality and service that Bryden Canyon Golf Course consistently delivers.

"We are thrilled to win this award," said Rob Hays, General Manager of Bryden Canyon Golf Course. "It shows how dedicated our team is. We aim to make our course inviting for everyone and keep it in great shape. This award inspires us to keep giving our best and offering an excellent golfing experience."

Bryden Canyon Golf Course has long been a favorite destination for golfers in the region, offering beautifully maintained greens, challenging layouts, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The course is committed to sustainability and community engagement, ensuring that it remains a treasured asset for future generations.

"We are proud to be part of the Inland Northwest community and its golfing tradition," added Hays. "Winning the Best Golf Course award is a big milestone for us, and we celebrate it with all our patrons, staff, and supporters. We look forward to welcoming golfers to our course and making the experience even better for everyone."

Bryden Canyon Golf Course invites all golf enthusiasts to come and experience the excellence that earned this accolade. For more information or to book a tee time, please visit playbrydencanyon.com.

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Anchored in Achievement: Jeremy Wexler Honored with John C. Telischak Award

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[Petaluma, California] – [March 16th, 2024] – CourseCo proudly announces that Jeremy Wexler, General Manager of the prestigious Palouse Ridge Golf Club, has been honored with the John C. Telischak Award for his exceptional contributions, steadfast efforts, and unwavering focus on financial performance.

This esteemed award, named in honor of CourseCo's partner, the John C. Telischak Award, is reserved for the "captain of the ship," acknowledging the relentless dedication, business acumen, and meticulous attention to financial detail exemplified by the General Manager it is bestowed upon. Jeremy Wexler's leadership embodies these qualities, making him a deserving recipient of this distinguished recognition. With his outstanding performance, dedication, and exemplary leadership, Jeremy Wexler has truly distinguished himself among his peers, epitomizing the values of innovation, leadership, and unwavering commitment to excellence that CourseCo upholds.

Throughout his tenure with CourseCo, Jeremy has consistently demonstrated a remarkable ability to drive results, foster collaboration, and surpass expectations in every endeavor he undertakes. His innovative problem-solving approach and relentless pursuit of excellence have not only enhanced CourseCo's operations but also served as an inspiration to those around him.

"Jeremy's exceptional leadership and commitment to excellence truly embody the spirit of the JCT Award," said Mike Sharp, CEO and President at CourseCo. "His contributions have been instrumental in advancing our mission and achieving our goals. We are incredibly proud to have Jeremy as part of our team, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition."

Please join us in congratulating Jeremy Wexler on this remarkable achievement.

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CourseCo Unveils Visionary Revamp for Ken McDonald Golf Course: Fusing Community Engagement with Sustainable Innovation

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Tempe, Arizona – March 15, 2024 - Ken McDonald Golf Course embarks on a transformative journey under CourseCo's leadership, blending community aspirations with sustainable practices to redefine the golfing experience.

In this era of evolution, CourseCo is committed to creating more than just a golf course; we're shaping a dynamic community hub. Our approach emphasizes community-centric design principles, ensuring the revamped Ken McDonald Golf Course caters to the diverse needs of our residents. From revitalized play areas to wellness zones, every aspect is crafted to foster inclusivity and outdoor enjoyment within our neighborhood.

Sustainability is not just a buzzword; it's our ethos. Through innovative measures such as water conservation systems and native landscaping, CourseCo is pioneering eco-friendly solutions to minimize our environmental impact while preserving the natural charm of the surroundings. Our dedication to sustainability echoes our responsibility towards future generations and our commitment to stewarding the environment.

In the digital age, engaging with the community is paramount. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, CourseCo has facilitated seamless feedback mechanisms, including online surveys and interactive virtual sessions, empowering residents to actively participate in shaping the course's evolution. By embracing digital platforms, we ensure transparency and accessibility in our communication channels.

Moreover, Ken McDonald Golf Course's redevelopment isn't just about recreation; it's about driving economic vitality within our community. By attracting visitors and supporting local businesses, CourseCo is not only enhancing recreational opportunities but also fueling economic growth, thereby enriching the fabric of our neighborhood.

"We are thrilled to embark on this journey with the Ken McDonald Golf Course and the Tempe community," said CourseCo’s COO, Tom Bugbee. "Together, with CourseCo's expertise and community collaboration, we are redefining the future of golfing experiences here in Tempe, Arizona.”

As we progress, CourseCo remains steadfast in its commitment to transparency and collaboration, ensuring that the Ken McDonald Golf Course redevelopment remains a reflection of the diverse needs and aspirations of our community.

For further updates and information, visit www.courseco.com.

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Golfing with Foxes: CourseCo Shares the Delight of San Jose's Wildlife Encounters

San Jose, California - February 26, 2024 - CourseCo, the leading golf course management company in Environmental Stewardship, is excited to showcase the charming foxes gracing the greens of San Jose's golf courses, including the renowned Los Lagos.

In a recent East Bay Times article on February 26, 2024, the captivating story of the "Fantastic Golf Course Foxes of San Jose" emerged. These charismatic creatures have become an integral part of the golfing landscape, adding an extra layer of magic to the already captivating environment.

Gary Ingram, CourseCo's dedicated Director of Environmental Stewardship, expressed enthusiasm about the foxes' presence: "Their charm adds a unique dimension to the golfing experience, connecting players with the natural beauty around them."

CourseCo prioritizes environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation, working closely with local organizations to ensure the well-being of the foxes and other wildlife. This commitment reflects CourseCo's dedication to providing exceptional golf experiences while preserving the natural environment.

Golfers visiting San Jose's picturesque courses now have the opportunity to encounter these enchanting creatures up close, creating memories that last a lifetime.

For more information about CourseCo and its commitment to environmental stewardship, visit www.courseco.com.

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Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton Awarded Audubon Recertification Through 2026

Pleasanton, CA – Callippe Preserve Golf Course, a premier golfing destination in Pleasanton managed by CourseCo, Inc, has achieved Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary recertification, affirming its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program recognizes golf courses that demonstrate exceptional dedication to environmental preservation, habitat enhancement, and the protection of natural resources.

The prestigious recertification, approved through 2026, highlights Callippe Preserve Golf Course's ongoing efforts to minimize its environmental footprint, create and enhance wildlife habitats, and uphold environmental quality standards. The commendable achievement underscores the golf course's dedication to maintaining a harmonious balance between the sport of golf and the surrounding ecosystem.

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CourseCo Takes the Reins at Chardonnay Golf Club, Elevating Golf Experiences in Napa Valley.

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CourseCo, a leading golf course management company, proudly announces its latest venture in the heart of Napa Valley, California, as it assumes operations and management of the prestigious Chardonnay Golf Club. This exciting development marks a significant milestone for both CourseCo and the local golfing community, promising an enhanced golfing experience amid the picturesque landscapes of Napa Valley.

Known for its commitment to delivering unparalleled golf experiences, CourseCo brings a wealth of expertise and a track record of success to Chardonnay Golf Club. With a dedication to upholding and even surpassing the club's esteemed reputation, CourseCo is committed to enhancing the destination and local golf experience.

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Juniper Golf Course to Hosted Innovative Educational "First Green" Event for Redmond High Students

REDMOND, OR — Juniper Golf Course is proud to announce its collaboration with Redmond High School to host an innovative educational event on [date]. This event, known as "First Green," aims to provide a unique and hands-on learning experience for students, combining the principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with the sport of golf.

The event is set to take place on the picturesque grounds of Juniper Golf Course, offering students an opportunity to explore the intersection of environmental science and golf course management. Through a series of interactive sessions and demonstrations, students will gain insights into the sustainable practices employed by the golf course, highlighting the importance of environmental stewardship.

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Andrew Elaimy Named PGA Merchandiser of the Year

Anaconda, Montana – October 25th 2023– The Western Montana Chapter of the PGA proudly announces that Andrew Elaimy, the dedicated Head Professional at Old Works Golf Course, has been named PGA Merchandiser of the Year. Elaimy expressed his gratitude, saying, "I am honored to be named Merchandiser of the Year. This award reflects the hard work and dedication of the entire team at Old Works. Together we have strived to provide an exceptional retail experience for everyone who visits our golf shop."

Under Elaimy's guidance, Old Works Golf Course's retail operation has become a symbol of excellence, offering golfers an outstanding shopping experience. His commitment to providing top-quality golf equipment, apparel, and accessories has set a new standard in the industry.

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Altadena Golf Club Triumphs at the 2023 Kessler Cup Regional Qualifier and Final

Altadena, CA – October 14th 2023

Altadena Golf Club proudly announces its resounding victory at the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) "Kessler Cup" Regional Qualifier and Final. The journey began on October 14th, when Altadena Golf Club participated in the Regional Qualifier at Knollwood Golf Course, ultimately advancing to the Kessler Cup final held on November 12th at Mountain Meadows Golf Course.

In the Regional Qualifier, Altadena fielded a formidable 12-player team consisting of Scott Mayton, Stuart Shaklan, Michael Mennes, Bob Harrison, Charlie Huff, Cameron Matheson, Se Chavez, Jamie Campbell, Rod Chew, Jeffrey Patrick, Jordan Rivera, and Bill Fennessy. The team's exceptional performance secured victory, earning Altadena the opportunity to compete in the prestigious Kessler Cup final.

The Kessler Cup final featured four regional qualifier teams: Altadena from the Northwest, Brookside from the Northeast, South Bay from the Southwest, and Chester-Washington from the Southeast. Altadena's 12-player team for the final included Anthony Ardizzi, Cameron Mathison, Charlie Huff, Dan Laster, Jordan Rivera, Daniel Dingle, Jamie Campbell, Rod Chew, Mike Mennes, Scott Mayton, Se Chavez, and Stuart Shaklan.

The competition unfolded with Individual Matches, where Altadena players Anthony Ardizzi, Se Chavez, Cameron Mathison, Charlie Huff, Dan Laster, Jordan Rivera, and Daniel Dingle showcased their skill. Altadena secured three points in the 18-hole matches, with victories by Ardizzi, Mathison, and Laster. At the conclusion of the Individual Matches, Altadena was tied for second place with Chester-Washington, both accumulating three points each, while Brookside led with four points and South Bay had two.

The Partner's Matches were a turning point for Altadena. The frontside featured a "Better Ball" format, and the backside was played as an Alternate Shot format. The team of Jamie Campbell and Rod Chew delivered an outstanding performance, winning both the front and back sides for a crucial two points. Bill Fennessy and Mike Mennes secured victory on the backside, earning another two points for Altadena and overtaking the lead from Brookside. Scott Mayton and Stuart Shaklan added half a point to the total, solidifying Altadena's triumph.

After a thrilling day of competition, CourseCo’s own Altadena Golf Club emerged as the 2023 Kessler Cup champions. The coveted Kessler Cup is now proudly displayed in the Altadena Golf Course pro shop, commemorating this remarkable achievement.

Altadena Golf Club extends its gratitude to the players, supporters, and everyone involved in making this victory possible.

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Local Music Talent Shines in 'Battle of the Big Bands' at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course

Carmichael, CA - On the evening of September 15th, Ancil Hoffman Golf Course was the place to be as it hosted the "Battle of the Big Bands" event, featuring the dynamic duo of local music talents, Kyle Rowland and Todd Morgan. This concert series event brought community members together for an unforgettable night of live performances and an array of amazing food options.

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King Wayman Honored as CourseCo’s 2023 Golf Course Superintendent of the Year

Santa Rosa, Ca – King Wayman, Superintendent at Valley of the Moon Club has been awarded the prestigious title of "Golf Course Superintendent of the Year" for 2023. This accolade recognizes King's exceptional leadership, dedication, and expertise in golf course management.

King Wayman has been an integral part of the Valley of the Moon Club team for several years and has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence in golf course maintenance and management. His passion for maintaining the course in impeccable condition and providing an exceptional experience for golfers has not gone unnoticed.

"We are thrilled to announce King as the Golf Course Superintendent of the Year," said Lance Iwanaka, Senior Operations Manager at CourseCo. "King’s dedication to the profession and the care he gives to every aspect of the course is truly exceptional. This award is a testament to his hard work and commitment to maintaining the course at the highest standard."

Photo: Left to Right -CourseCo CEO and President, Michael Sharp, Valley of the Moon Superintendent, King Wayman and CourseCo COO, Tom Bugbee.

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Mather Golf Course Hosts Educational First Green Event For Local Third-Graders

Mather, CA – On Wednesday, September 6th, Mather Golf Course opened its doors to a group of eager third-grade students from the Thomas Edison Language Institute for an unforgettable educational experience. This event marked another successful chapter in the ongoing partnership between Mather Golf Course and the First Green program, which is designed to provide unique STEM learning opportunities to young learners. The day was filled with engaging activities and informative stations, all aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of golf course maintenance, environmental stewardship, and golf fundamentals.

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CourseCo Championship Golf Tournament: A Celebration of Precision and Passion

Pullman, WA, July 2023 — Golf enthusiasts and sports aficionados are in for a treat as the CourseCo Championship Golf Tournament gears up for a captivating showcase of talent and camaraderie for the 13th year. Hosted at Palouse Ridge Golf Course located at the prestigious Washington State University, this year's tournament, hosted by CourseCo, will unfold from July 21st to July 23rd, promising an enjoyable experience for participants and spectators alike.


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15th Anniversary of Latina Golfers Association

CourseCo and Altadena Golf Course Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Latina Golfers Association

The Latina Golfers Association, founded in 2008 by Azucena Maldonado, has played a pivotal role in breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for Latina women in the sport of golf. With its mission to empower women through golf, LGA has become a powerful force in fostering camaraderie, skill development, and professional growth among its members.
The Altadena Golf Course, managed by CourseCo since its inception, has been a proud supporter of the LGA's initiatives and has witnessed firsthand the positive impact the association has had on its members and the community. Together, CourseCo and Altadena Golf Course have provided a nurturing and welcoming environment for LGA members, enabling them to hone their golfing skills, build lasting friendships, and achieve personal milestones on and off the course.
"The 15th anniversary of the Latina Golfers Association is a momentous occasion for everyone involved in the organization," said Michael Sharp, CEO of CourseCo. "We are honored to have been part of LGA's journey, supporting their efforts to empower Latina women in golf. Through our partnership with Altadena Golf Course, we have witnessed the incredible resilience and passion of LGA members, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in the years to come."
To commemorate this important milestone, CourseCo and Altadena Golf Course served as the venue for the special event at the Altadena Golf Course on June 3rd, 2023. The event featured a golf tournament, networking opportunities, and a gala dinner to honor the achievements of the Latina Golfers Association and its members.
CourseCo and Altadena Golf Course remain committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the sport of golf. Through partnerships with organizations like the Latina Golfers Association, they aim to create an environment where all individuals can thrive and pursue their passion for the game. For more information about the Latina Golfers Association, please visit their website at www.latinagolfers.com. To learn more about CourseCo and Altadena Golf Course, visit www.courseco.com and www.playaltadena.com.

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CourseCo Welcomes Ken McDonald Golf Course and adds their first course in Arizona!

"We look forward to investing in infrastructure and expanding programming all while focusing on providing the best possible golf course conditions and hospitality to Tempe residents and visitors alike,” CourseCo president and CEO Michael Sharp said in the recent press release.

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CourseCo is pleased to announce its partnership with the San Jose Municipal Golf Course. This collaboration is set to bring exciting enhancements and improvements to the iconic San Jose Municipal Golf Course, ensuring golfers of all levels have an even more enjoyable and memorable experience.
With a shared vision of providing exceptional community programming and outstanding customer service, the partnership between San Jose Municipal Golf Course and CourseCo aims to elevate the golfing experience to new heights.
"We are truly honored to partner with San Jose Municipal Golf Course and contribute to its legacy," said Michael Sharp, CEO and President of CourseCo. "Our team is dedicated to providing an exceptional golfing experience while contributing to the robust community culture that already exists at the course today. We look forward to working closely with the community and delivering a golf course that everyone can be proud of."

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In partnership with Los Angeles County, CourseCo is proud to welcome El Cariso Golf Course to the family. Designed by Robert Muir Graves and opened to the public in 1977, El Cariso Golf Course is a 4,493 yard, par 62, 18-hole golf course with three sets of tees, which make it an enjoyable test of skill for players of all abilities. El Cariso Golf Course features breathtaking vistas. As players make their way through the course, they are treated to panoramic views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the surrounding valley.

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CourseCo Update

Today, American society is properly challenged to act with renewed commitment to help redress the stark reality that still we live and work in a culture that fails to provide justice and opportunity to all, notably Black Americans. We, as individuals, and our company must continue, in words and actions to contribute meaningfully to meeting the challenge.

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"Today, as president, CEO and an owner of CourseCo, Sharp has doubled down on that commitment to support and advance turf management sustainability. He makes it an integral part of every evaluation, recommendation and management plan CourseCo implements for its clients. He also works to attract and train managers who share those goals and to create reward systems that encourage consistent practice of those principals."

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"Today, as president, CEO and an owner of CourseCo, Sharp has doubled down on that commitment to support and advance turf management sustainability. He makes it an integral part of every evaluation, recommendation and management plan CourseCo implements for its clients. He also works to attract and train managers who share those goals and to create reward systems that encourage consistent practice of those principals."
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CourseCo is pleased to welcome Old Works Golf Course to the family, a Golf Digest Top 100 Golf Course in beautiful Montana. This Jack Nicklaus Signature design has been reborn on the site of Anaconda's historic century old copper smelter. Jack Nicklaus incorporated many historic relics in his Signature design. With its affordability, course conditioning and friendly service, Old Works has built a reputation as one of the most premiere daily fee golf experiences in the Northwest region. 

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Superintendent Helps California Club Turn Problems Into Solutions


Superintendent Helps California Club Turn Problems Into Solutions

With an award-winning golf course superintendent at the helm, Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland, Calif., fosters strong community relationships with environmental stewardship and hands-on outreach programs.

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2019 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship


2019 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship

Huge congratulations to CourseCo's very own Gary Ingram, Metropolitan Golf Links, selected by the GCSAA Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2019 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship & the 2019 Healthy Land Stewardship Award. Congratulations to Jay Neunsinger, Boundary Oak Golf Course, awarded the 2019 Innovative Conservation Award. And to Carl Thompson, Columbia Point Golf Course, honored as the Runner Up recipient of the 2019 Healthy Land Stewardship Award! #coursecoquality #coursecoteam

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