Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has selected CourseCo to receive the 2019 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship.
The GCSAA President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship was established in 1991 to recognize “an exceptional environmental contribution to the game of golf; a contribution that further exemplifies the golf course superintendent’s image as a steward of the land.”
“CourseCo’s strong commitment to the environment is a great example for the entire industry,” said GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “They believe in a sustainable turfgrass management, and CourseCo superintendents are supported and encouraged to use sustainable practices and innovative strategies to benefit the environment and their communities.”
Starting in Northern California, CourseCo now manages 36 golf courses that are primarily owned by municipalities or counties, which includes Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course. A core principal of CourseCo is a commitment to environmental enhancement, reduction of resource use and sustainable management practices that benefit the communities they work in. Sustainable turfgrass management is an integral aspect of every evaluation, recommendation and management plan they implement for their clients.
“Our environmental focus dates back to our founder Tom Isaak, who attended the first Earth Day,” CourseCo President and CEO Michael Sharp said. “It has flowed from him since day one.”
“Winning the President’s Award is extremely rewarding, but it’s really our superintendents who have earned the award,” Sharp said. “They have done the work that reflects our core values. We know we are stewards of these large pieces of land, and it’s our duty and responsibility to consciously maintain them.”
“The First Tee of Silicon Valley is proud to have CourseCo as a long-time partner and supporter at Rancho del Pueblo and Los Lagos Golf Courses. This is a well-deserved honor.” said George Maxe, President & CEO, The First Tee of Silicon Valley.