Carolinas GCSA scholarship total exceeds $300,000

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A total of 19 Carolinas GCSA members’ children and grandchildren will receive financial support for their ongoing education through this year’s Bennett-Maples Scholarships. This year’s scholarships push the total given to children and grandchildren of Carolinas GCSA members over the past 20 years to more than $300,000. 

In 2020 and 2021, the association awarded record numbers of scholarships of 22 and 24 respectively.

The Bennett-Maples Scholarships are named in honor of Grant Bennett and Henson Maples, who founded the Carolinas GCSA in 1954. As part of the application process, applicants are asked to write an essay of 500 to 750 words describing how their parents’ or grandparents’ role as a golf course superintendent influenced them.

Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning or, in the case of high school seniors, be accepted at such an institution for the next academic year. Students must also demonstrate a broad base of interests including involvement, volunteer activities and outside employment.

This year’s scholarship winners:

  • Autumn Burnes, daughter of Brannon Burnes, Sequoyah National Golf Club, Whittier, N.C.
  • Kimbal Chapman, daughter of Chris Chapman, CGCS Old North State Club, New London, N.C.
  • Bella Davis, daughter of Ashley Davis, Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • Hollis Dusa, daughter of Eric Dusa, CGCS SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Cheraw, S.C.
  • Owen French, son of Brad French, Cougar Point – Kiawah Island Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C.
  • Sophie Gamble, daughter of Ryan Gamble, Grande Dunes Members Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Randall Glover III, son of Randall Glover II, Kiawah Island Club, Kiawah Island, S.C.
  • Palmer Hendrix, son of Stephen Hendrix, Savannah Quarters Country Club, Pooler, Ga.
  • Brady Hooks, son of Craig Hooks, River Ridge Golf Club, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Madison Ipock, daughter of Andy Ipock, Crystal Coast Country Club, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
  • Adam Kent, son of Jeff Kent, Colleton River Club, Bluffton, S.C.
  • T. Miller, son of Jeffrey Miller, Brays Island Plantation, Sheldon, S.C.
  • Micah Prince, son of Mark Prince, BurningRidge Golf Course, Conway, S.C.
  • Natalie Ray, daughter of Scott Ray, Occoneechee Golf Club, Hillsborough, N.C.
  • Emily Raynor, daughter of Douglas Raynor, Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club, Clayton, N.C.
  • Sadie Robinson, daughter of Kevin Robinson, CGCS Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Harrison Rothwell, son of Paul Rothwell, Oyster Reef Golf Club, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • Madeline Whitaker, daughter of Steve Whitaker, Old Barnwell, Aiken, S.C.
  • Dallas Yount, son of David Yount, Bermuda Run Country Club, Bermuda Run, N.C.
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