Fred Yelverton, Ph.D., receives Distinguished Service Award from the Carolinas GCSA

By |  July 11, 2023 0 Comments
Photo: Carolinas GCSA

Photo: Carolinas GCSA

The Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSA) selected Fred Yelverton, Ph.D., as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. The award comes as Yelverton, described by peers as “a titan in turfgrass weed science,” winds down a career spanning nearly 30 years at North Carolina State University.

Earlier this year, he accepted the Outstanding Contribution Award from the GCSAA. In 2021, he became a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America. His expertise is sought internationally, through speaking and consulting engagements as far afield Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Europe, where he is helping with preparations for the Ryder Cup in Rome in September.

Three of six letters supporting his nomination for the award came from previous recipients.

“Fred’s long list of accomplishments illustrates how incredibly busy his schedule has been over the years,” a nomination letter from the Triangle Turfgrass Association, said. “However, when he is called on by a golf course superintendent or any other turf professional in the Carolinas, he makes you feel as though your turfgrass issue is his highest priority. That is the definition of Distinguished Service.”

Yelverton will receive his Distinguished Service Award during a special ceremony at the Carolinas GCSA Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C. in November.

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