On September 13, 1926, the 60 members of the National Association of Greenkeepers of Americas met in Toledo, Ohio, at the Sylvania Country Club. Gathered by the association's founder John Morley, the group of professionals shared ideas related to their trade. Now known as the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), that same organization is celebrating its 90th year; a year in which they currently have 17,500 members in 72 countries.
"The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and all golf course superintendents are probably the most important entity that we have in golf. The conditions and the golf course's beauty, the environment, the wetlands, everything depends on their perseverance and their knowledge and the work they do to maintain the golf courses," said Arnold Palmer.
"Golf course superintendents manage the largest and most important asset at any golf facility," said current GCSAA President Peter Grass. "The profession has come a long way. We can be pleased with the playing conditions we deliver for today's golfers. But we are even more pleased with the environmental stewardship of our members, and how they care for the land and our natural resources."
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