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Palm Beach Golf Course Superintendents Association donates $2,500 to support First Green and $2,500 to support the EIFG

Combined gift maintains chapter’s Platinum Tee Club membership

Lawrence, Kan. (March 9, 2021) – The Palm Beach Golf Course Superintendents Association has donated $2,500 to support the research and advocacy efforts funded by Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). An additional gift of $2,500 was also provided to support First Green, GCSAA’s STEM-education program. With these donations, 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 Palm Beach GCSA is recognized in the Executive Club giving level of the EIFG’s Cumulative Giving Program. The Executive Club recognizes donors who have given between $25,000 and $49,999 since 1987.

“The association continues to grow thanks to dedicated chapters like the Palm Beach GCSA,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA and EIFG CEO. “Their donation to the EIFG and First Green allows us to continue to support the future of the golf course management industry and the game.”

The Palm Beach GCSA was founded in 1978. It is one of 99 GCSAA-affiliated chapters in North America.

“The Palm Beach GCSA is delighted to provide funding to the EIFG and First Green. The donation brings our mission to life by helping support the profession when students attending First Green events learn about golf course management and environmental stewardship,” said Palm Beach GCSA president, Ryan Swilley. “Environmental protection is supported through new research and education when the EIFG continues to receive the resources necessary.”

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 more than 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, 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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