Virginia superintendent earns GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador Leadership Award

By |  October 6, 2022 0 Comments

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) named Christian Sain, superintendent at The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Va., a Grassroots Ambassador Leadership Award winner.

Christian Sain (Photo: Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association)

Christian Sain (Photo: Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association)

The award, presented quarterly in partnership with Toro, recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated growth in advocacy and advancement of the GCSAA Priority Issues Agenda through congressional outreach and relationship development with a member of Congress.

“Christian’s commitment to advocating on behalf of the golf industry and working to change the public’s perception of the sport truly makes a difference,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “His resolve to stay involved in the key issues surrounding the golf course superintendent profession is admirable and has not gone unnoticed. Congratulations to Christian for this merited award.”

Sain, a 32-year GCSAA member,  joined the Grassroots Ambassador program in 2014 because of a longstanding interest in government affairs and advocacy for the golf industry. He says through his involvement with the program, he’s learned the importance of taking action and being well-prepared for meetings to be able to back up statements and discuss points using science and facts.

“I feel proud to be doing my part in moving this crucial issue, and others, forward. I also feel grateful to be a part of an organization that is truly invested in government affairs,” Sain said. “If the golf industry is to continue overcoming policy challenges, it will be necessary to look ahead and envision what may come next. Being proactive, and not just reactive is key.”

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