WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6
8:30AM – 9:30AM (doors open at 8:00AM)
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Media personality Lauren Thompson, currently host for Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” and NBC’s “The Champion Within,” will host the Opening Session.
President, Darren J. Davis, CGCS will lead a celebration of GCSAA and another successful year! The best in the profession will be honored with the presentation of GCSAA’s highest awards to winners of the President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship, Colonel John Morley Distinguished Service Award and the Old Tom Morris Award. The 2018 Board of Directors and Class of 2018 newly certified superintendents will also be recognized.
The Powell Family will accept the 2019 Old Tom Morris Award.
This award is the highest award presented by GCSAA and honors Tom Morris (1821-1908), the four-time Open champion who was the father of modern golf course management. This award is presented to an individual who, through a continuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf, has helped to mold the welfare of the game.The Powell Family
Bill and Marcella Powell and their children, Lawrence and Renee were pioneers in breaking down racial barriers in the game of golf.
“It means a great deal to receive the Old Tom Morris Award from GCSAA,” says Lawrence. “It shows a recognition and appreciation for us, and it’s a great honor to come from my association. I know my father would have said the same thing.”
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