North Carolina, United States: John Deere Golf and Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, have announced that the application process for the 10th Annual Green Start Academy (GSA) is now open.
Assistant superintendents in the United States and Canada looking to further advance their careers; hone their skills in critical areas, including labour management and budgeting; and network with prominent professionals in the field are encouraged to apply.
The 10th Anniversary of Green Start Academy will take place dually at the Bayer Development and Training Centre in Clayton, North Carolina, and the John Deere Turf Care factory in nearby Fuquay-Varina, from October 7-9.
Those in attendance will meet with fellow professionals and gain valuable insights from top industry leaders. Fifty assistant superintendents will be selected as participants and will receive an all-expense-paid trip to attend the event.
“Since 2005, Green Start Academy has provided assistant superintendents with the tools to advance their careers and highlight their commitment to on-going professional development,” said Ren Wilkes, Marketing Manager for John Deere Golf, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“Through programmes like Green Start Academy, John Deere can help support the on-going success of promising assistant superintendents who represent the future of the golf industry.”
“It has been exciting to witness the evolution of GSA over the years, but one constant remains true,” said David Wells, Golf Business Manager for the Bayer turf and ornamentals business. “The high quality applicants – all committed to the game of golf and to advancing their careers – continue to inspire Bayer’s on-going commitment to elevate and equip the next generation of leaders to succeed and grow the industry.”
Consideration is given to all applicants, representing every type of club and course. An independent panel of golf industry experts will select the 50 highest-ranked applicants. Those who are selected to attend will be notified by mid-August. Individuals who are not selected will have the opportunity to take advantage of a professional resume review and critique.
Bayer is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.