Members of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association have honored Courtney Young, CGCS, from Ansley Golf Club as their Superintendent of the Year.
Young, who has been at the 36-hole club since its Settindown Creek course opened in 1988, was recognized in front of about 250 people at the association’s annual awards banquet at Reynolds Lake Oconee on Dec. 12.
Georgia GCSA president Greg Burleson, CGCS, from Augusta Country Club (pictured far left) congratulates Courtney Young, CGCS from Ansley Golf Club on his Superintendent of the Year award, which is presented in partnership with Corbin Turf and Ornamental Supply represented by Rocky Dreibrodt.
The award comes after Young was nominated by two colleagues whose opinions justifiably carried considerable weight. One was Ralph Kepple, CGCS, from East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, which hosts the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup finale for the PGA Tour each year. The other was William Shirley, CGCS, from Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta, who also happens to be a member at Young’s club. Both are past winners of the Superintendent of the Year award.
“During his nearly 30 years at Ansley, Courtney has consistently been known to have some of the finest greens – first bentgrass and now Champion bermudagrass – not only in the Atlanta area, but in the southeastern region of the United States,” Kepple said. “Courtney has developed an incredibly strong relationship with the membership at Ansley. I have never talked with a member who was not fully supportive of Courtney and what he has accomplished at their club.”