Assistance for Assistant Superintendents

Cary, North Carolina, United States: Green Start Academy (GSA) has opened its doors to new applicants looking to claim their spot in the 18th annual class of assistant superintendents selected to participate in its renowned leadership and development programme.

Entering into its third year at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, GSA will be hosted in partnership with John Deere, Envu and Rain Bird, all Executive Members of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

This premier event is organised for assistant superintendents seeking to advance their professional skills and gain critical insights to help take their careers to new heights.

Offering a unique and comprehensive curriculum, GSA empowers assistant superintendents to achieve their goals and succeed in a dynamic and challenging field.

“The accomplishments of Green Start Academy graduates are truly remarkable,” said Kim Ehasz, Global Manager of Market Development & Strategy, John Deere.

“As we welcome the Class of 2023, we are excited to carry on the tradition of excellence and witness how the event’s unique learning and networking opportunities can help attendees achieve their future career aspirations.”

This year, GSA will welcome 50 exceptional assistant superintendents from across North America to Pinehurst for an unparalleled educational and networking opportunity.

Through engaging lectures and enlightening round table discussions led by esteemed leaders in the golf industry, participants will gain invaluable knowledge and exchange best practices, all aimed at fostering their professional growth. GSA is committed to empowering every attendee with the tools and insights they need to excel in their careers.

Tony Whelan, National Sales Manager, Rain Bird Golf Division, said: “The Green Start Academy not only provides assistant superintendents with a full education programme, but the programme also offers networking opportunities and exclusive events that make impressions and memories that last a lifetime.

“Rain Bird is proud to continue to grow the industry through this programme in partnership with John Deere and Envu.”

This training programme offers a platform that propels participants towards personal success, while simultaneously fostering connections among the future turf industry leaders and providing robust support to the thriving golf industry.

“Since 2006, hundreds of assistant superintendents have benefited from the leadership and professional training available through the Green Start Academy. Envu is proud to partner with John Deere, Rain Bird and the Green Start Academy mentors to share this unique experience with another deserving class at Pinehurst,” said Mark Ford, Customer Marketing Manager, Envu. 

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