The Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation has had quite a week.
It announced today that it received checks for $10,000 each from the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association and Georgia State Golf Association. The Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Georgia GCSA.
Also, foundation officials announced that world renowned turfgrass scientist Dr. Wayne Hanna agreed to serve on the foundation board. The announcement came at the annual Spring Classic tournament at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth.
"Having Dr. Hanna's perspective and voice on the board of the foundation will be invaluable," foundation chairman Harold Franklin said. "He is a giant in his field and his passion and commitment to enhancing environmental sustainability on the golf course is second to none."
Hanna spent more than 40 years, including several of them at the University of Georgia, developing environmentally friendly grasses now used on golf courses worldwide. He produced bermudagrasses such as TifSport, TifEagle and TifGrand. Hanna received the USGA Green Section Award in 2012.