Singapore: Across the globe, those who help keep the game going and enjoyable were yesterday recognised with ‘Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day’.
Led by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), it was a day when everyone who plays golf was encouraged to thank their course’s superintendent.
Among other global superintendent groups that participated were the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Australia Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA), the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations (FEGGA).
Together the groups represent more than 31,000 golf course management professionals in 78 countries around the world.
The celebration included a new commercial that began rotation on the Golf Channel and other media outlets and social media messages touting the many ways that superintendents make the game more enjoyable and sustainable.
Golfers and others were encouraged to join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags “#ThankASuper” or “#ThankAGreenkeeper depending on their country’s nomenclature.
“Golfers old and new have flocked to the game since the pandemic began, and we want them to know who is working behind the scenes every day to provide the excellent playing conditions that add to the enjoyment of the game,” said Rhett Evans, the GCSAA’s Chief Executive Officer.
Superintendents continually strive to keep the game’s playing fields healthy and beautiful with environmental stewardship as a primary focus. Thanks to the overall efforts of the golf industry, golf courses are using less water, employing sustainable management practices and expanding natural wildlife habitats on courses.