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“Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day” to be celebrated a day earlier

Show your support on social media using #ThankASuper beginning Sept. 12

Lawrence, Kan. (August 22, 2023) – The previously announced global celebration of golf course superintendents will now kick-off Sept. 12 in order to align with more of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)’s international partners. As “Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day,” which began in 2017 to recognize those who are essential to golf’s success, has grown, so has the number of organizations involved, and the Sept. 12 celebration date will allow more participation in the event. 

Among groups taking part in the global event are the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Australia Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA), the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations (FEGGA). 

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The celebration will include commercials that will appear on the Golf Channel and other media outlets and social media messages sharing the many ways that superintendents benefit the game and their communities. Golfers and others are encouraged to join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags “#ThankASuper” or “#ThankAGreenkeeper” depending on their country’s nomenclature. In addition, golf courses and other groups are encouraged to provide special recognition for their superintendent and course maintenance staff on Sept. 12. 

“The growth of ‘Thank a Superintendent Day’ has been phenomenal with more than 10 million people around the world reached on social media last year,” GCSAA’s CEO Rhett Evans said. “Through this global effort and work with our allies, this year we have the potential to spread the word even further about the superintendent’s essential role in the game of golf and to give them a well-deserved thank you.”

To learn more about GCSAA and the essential role superintendents play in the enjoyment and sustainability of the game, visit


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 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and improve communities through 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 GCSAA Foundation is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to secure funding and support to strengthen advocacy, education, and research that advances the work of golf course management professionals. Visit the Foundation at

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