Cary, North Carolina, United States: The application process for the 14th annual Green Start Academy (GSA) is now open. John Deere Golf and Bayer, are accepting applications through June 28. Those interested in applying can do so at the Green Start Academy website.
GSA is open to assistant superintendents from the United States and Canada who are looking to advance their careers. Opportunities to develop critical business skills, expand their business network and learn from notable industry experts are provided throughout the two-day event held each October in North Carolina.
“Green Start Academy offers an opportunity for assistant superintendents to get invaluable facetime with notable industry professionals,” said Ren Wilkes, Tactical Marketing Manager for John Deere Golf, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“Since 2005, John Deere has taken great pride in contributing to the next generation of superintendents through this programme. The relationships created during GSA last a lifetime, and our alumni are a testament to the success of the event,” he added.
Those selected will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Raleigh, North Carolina-area. The chosen assistant superintendents will be notified during the week of August 5.
“Green Start Academy was designed to cultivate skills in budgeting, leadership and management,” said Mike Hirvela, Customer Marketing Manager, Golf, Bayer, also an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “In addition, Green Start Academy provides a venue for networking and peer-to-peer interaction. We’re honoured to help assistants grow their roles as future leaders of golf course management.”
The event will take place from October 23-25 at the Bayer Development and Training Centre in Clayton, North Carolina, the John Deere Turf Care factory in nearby Fuquay-Varina and John Deere headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.