Director Of Environmental Management
Gary Ingram, CGCS, is an accomplished professional serving as the Director of Environmental Management at CourseCo. In his role, he diligently monitors, develops, and assists CourseCo facilities in upholding the company's core values of sustainability, environmental stewardship, and youth programs. Gary also collaborates with organizations that share similar incentives and goals.
Born and residing in Berkeley, California, Gary's career in the golf and landscape industry spans over five decades. During his tenure at his first golf course, he pursued a Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Merritt College, where he swiftly recognized the positive impact golf courses can have on the environment. Gary possesses an array of certifications, including Certified Golf Course Superintendent, Certified Irrigation Auditor, California Licensed Pest Control Advisor, Qualified Applicator, and a Qualified Applicators License. Throughout his career, he has excelled in maintaining, constructing, and growing-in golf courses. Additionally, he has managed landscape teams for Homeowner Owners Associations and was the owner of Ingram Landscape. Furthermore, Gary spent eight years as a consultant in the golf and landscape business.
Gary's commitment to the industry is reflected in his involvement in various associations and organizations. He served as the President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern California and the California Golf Course Superintendents Association. He also sat on the board for the Northern California Turfgrass Council. Presently, Gary serves as a Grassroots Ambassador for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and as a Stewart for Audubon International. He holds the position of Chairman of the California Best Management Practice Committee and serves as a First Green Liaison. Gary's contributions have been recognized through several prestigious awards, including Superintendent of the Year from the GCSANC and CourseCo Inc. He has also received numerous Environmental Leadership awards, the President's Award for Environmental Stewardship from the GCSAA, and the California Integrated Pest Management award.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Gary has always been deeply passionate about youth programs. He has dedicated his time to coaching numerous sports teams and officiating for over 20 years. His unwavering commitment to working with young people led him to become involved in the Oakland Turfgrass Education Initiative, where he teaches about agronomics, environmental stewardship, and careers. Through this initiative, he engages youth through field trips, career days, and internships at Metropolitan Golf Links. Gary also organizes and actively participates in First Green events.
During his leisure time, Gary indulges in outdoor recreation with his family, particularly enjoying moments with his grandchildren. Recently, he has developed a keen interest in horses and is an avid apiarist.