Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 18, 2014) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Golf Championships will be contested Feb. 21-23, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the Golf Industry Show.
The championships, presented in partnership with The Toro Co. and benefiting the Environmental Institute for Golf, will offer four different events over three days and will draw members of all abilities. The competitions will take place at five high-end courses in the San Antonio area, including two courses that host professional events for the PGA Tour: the Oaks and Canyons courses at TPC San Antonio.
In addition to the GCSAA National Championship Feb. 22-23, a four-ball competition will be held Feb. 21, followed by a shamble event on Feb. 22. The two-day Golf Classic is scheduled for Feb. 22-23, and will offer both a gross and net flighted competition that will use a point-quota scoring system. Flights in the Golf Classic will rotate between courses.
More than 400 GCSAA members participated in the 2014 combined championships, with Deron Zendt winning the 36-hole, stroke play National Championship at the Magnolia Course at the Disney Resort in Orlando. Zendt, the superintendent at Banyan Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., won the title with a 5-under-par 139. He will return to defend his title at the private Cordillera Ranch Golf Club, where Tour player and Ryder-Cupper Jimmy Walker is a member. The National Championship is limited to 100 GCSAA members with a 5.0 handicap index or lower.
Other courses welcoming golfers over the three days of events are La Cantera (Palmer Course) and The Quarry Golf Club. Read more about the courses and competitions at www.golfindustryshow.com.
The PGA of America, which has been involved in the event for more than 12 years, will provide Rules officials and course set-up. In addition, The Toro Co. will mark its 21st year as the presenting partner of the GCSAA Golf Championships. Toro, a GCSAA Platinum Partner, is a global leader in providing maintenance equipment and irrigation systems to golf courses.
The 2015 GCSAA Golf Championships will be held in conjunction with the Golf Industry Show, featuring the GCSAA education conference and the trade show Feb. 23-26 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the Riverwalk area of downtown San Antonio.
About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
About the Golf Industry Show
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) presents the Golf Industry Show annually. It is an innovative trade show designed for the owners/operators of golf facilities, and the professional members of the golf course and club management industries. Featuring the GCSAA Golf Championships and GCSAA Education Conference, as well as the largest exhibit floor in the industry, the event combines education, networking and solutions for golf course superintendents, owners/operators, general managers, chief operating officers, architects and builders.
The Golf Industry Show is presented jointly with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), along with supporting organizations, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), the National Golf Foundation (NGF), the United States Golf Association (USGA) and the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA). The 2015 event will be held Feb. 21-26 in San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.golfindustryshow.com.