CourseCo is proud to announce that Carl Thompson, Golf Course Superintendent at Columbia Point Golf Course, has been honored as the Runner Up recipient of the 2019 Healthy Land Stewardship Award. The Healthy Land Stewardship Award recognizes effective strategies for efficient use of pesticides and nutrients as well as pollution prevention. This is the second consecutive year that Carl has earned national environmental leadership recognition as he was awarded the 2018 National Resources Conservation Award presented by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and Golf Digest.
Carl is a long tenured CourseCo superintendent, a former winner of our Superintendent of the Year award, and a recognized leader within CourseCo for environmental excellence.
Carl is one of three CourseCo superintendents receiving ELGA honors for 2019. Our award winning superintendents will be recognized Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the 2020 Golf Industry Show in Orlando. Winners will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Golf Digest and in the February 2020 issue of GCSAA’s official publication, Golf Course Management magazine.
The complete list of CourseCo superintendents receiving an award is:
2019 ELGA Winners (facility, location, chapter)
- 2019 President’s Award- Gary Ingram, CGCS, Metropolitan Golf Links, Oakland, Calif., California GCSA
- 2019 Healthy Land Stewardship Award- Gary Ingram, CGCS, Metropolitan Golf Links, Oakland, Calif., California GCSA
- 2019 Healthy Land Stewardship Award Runner Up- Carl Thompson, CGCS, Columbia Point Golf Course, Richland, Wash., Inland Empire GCSA
- 2019 Innovative Conservation Award Jay Neunsinger, Boundary Oak Golf Course, Walnut Creek, Calif., GCSA of Northern California
“The ELGA winners are not only stewards for the environment, but excellent examples of the focus our industry keeps on sustainable efforts,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. “They are on the frontline of how superintendents are making great playing conditions and environmental management practices work in tandem.”-Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
These honors underscore our unwavering dedication to maintaining industry-leading environmental practices at our golf courses. CourseCo and our superintendents have won 26 awards in the last four years, an unbelievable record of achievement that is unmatched in the golf management industry. Please join us in congratulating Carl, and all our superintendents receiving recognition.