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GCSAA announces 2022 Par Aide Garske Grant winners

By |  September 19, 2022 0 Comments

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) awarded its 2022 Par Aide Garske Grants to 11 children and stepchildren of superintendents. Decisions of the grants are based on community service, leadership, academic performance and a written essay.

The grant is established in honor of Par Aide company founder Joseph S. Garske.

“GCSAA is grateful for Par Aide’s ongoing support of the association and the children of its members, who will be able to achieve their academic goals thanks in part to the Par Aide Garske Grant,” Rhett Evans, CEO of the GCSAA, said. “We are hopeful these students will be set up for success well into the future, and we extend our gratitude to Par Aide for their continued generosity.”

The award recipients include:

  • Avalon Ramsey, University of Central Florida. Parent: Joseph Ramsey, director of golf and grounds at Quail Ridge Property Owners Association, Boynton Beach, Fla.
  • Mason Vander Pol, Iowa State University. Parent: Mike Vander, superintendent at Emerald Hills Golf Course, Arnolds Park, Iowa.
  • Nathan Daly, Providence College. Parent: Patrick Daly III, CGCS, director of golf course and grounds operations at Framingham Country Club, Framingham, Mass.
  • Cabot Ellis, Texas A&M University. Parent: Craig Ellis, superintendent at Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells, Calif.
  • Madison Kennedy, Yakima Valley College. Parent: Jamie Colson, superintendent at Sun Country Golf Course, Cle Elum, Wash.
  • Jake Larson, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Parent: William Larson, CGCS, superintendent at Town and Country Club, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Meghan MacDonald, Tuffs University. Parent: Brad MacDonald, superintendent at Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills, Quincy, Mass.
  • Rhianna Mathews, Mahurin Honors College at Western Kentucky University. Parent: Aaron Mathews, superintendent at Cole Park Golf Course, Fort Campbell, Tenn.
  • Josephine Marcinek, St. Thomas Aquinas College. Parent: Darrell Marcinek, CGCS, superintendent at Somerset County Park Commission, North Branch, N.J.
  • Jack Stone, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Parent: Daniel Stone, superintendent at Quashnet Valley Country Club, Mashpee, Mass.
  • Kristen Wallace, Kansas State University. Parent: William Wallace, CGCS, superintendent at Denton Country Club, Argyle, Texas.


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