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Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association donates $5,000 to Environmental Institute for Golf

Gift maintains chapter’s Platinum Tee Club membership

Lawrence, Kan. (March 2, 2021) – The Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association has donated $5,000 to support the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). With the donation, the chapter renews its Platinum Tee Club status within the EIFG’s annual giving program. That program recognizes organizations that give $5,000 or more annually to the EIFG. 

The Everglades GCSA is recognized in the Presidential Club giving level of the EIFG’s Cumulative Giving Program. The Presidential Club recognizes donors who have given between $100,000 and $249,999 since 1987.

“Involved chapters like the Everglades GCSA move the association forward,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA and EIFG CEO. “Their donation to the EIFG helps us continue to support our members through research, education and advocacy.”

The Everglades GCSA was founded in 1968. It is one of 98 GCSAA-affiliated chapters in North America.

“The Everglades GCSA is delighted to help fund the EIFG each year. The chapter values the hard work of golf course superintendents who try to balance turfgrass management and environmental sustainability,” said Everglades GCSA President Francisco Navas, superintendent Cypress Woods Golf and Country Club. “It is important that the EIFG has assistance to continue their efforts of research, education, and advocacy.”

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 19,000 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, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

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, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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