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The MetGCSA has a rich history of promoting the welfare of the game of golf along with the science and art of golf course management. We advocate for the organization and business effectiveness of the profession, combined with the professional image and well-being of its individual members.

 

The history of our association is certainly seen through the many volunteers who have led peers serving our association. We have also awarded many professionals in the golf industry for their efforts, and have archived this wonderful information on the page.

TEE TO GREEN NEWSLETTER

The Tee To Green newsletter is our award winning publication sent to all members. It features in-depth articles about industry practices, research, member spotlights and much more. Tee To Green  is circulated to nearly 1,000 golf industry professionals and has been in publication for decades.

 

Our members contribute to many hard-hitting pieces and the value to membership is very strong to this day. While the history of this important publication is included here, the future of the MetGCSA is very much focused on continued success of Tee To Green.

 

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1959-60: Robert St. Thomas • 1961: James R. Fulwider • 1962-63:Raymond A. Twombly

1964: Bruno Vadala • 1965-66: Sherwood A. Moore • 1967: Vincent O. Pentenero

1968-69: James R. Fulwider • 1970: John Madden • 1971-72: Everett Wood
1973-74: Harry H. Nichol • 1975-76: Garry N. Crothers, CGCS • 1977-78: Ed Horton

1979-80: Robert U. Alonzi, CGCS • 1981-82: A. Michael Maffei, CGCS
1983-84: Charles A. Martineau • 1985-86: Peter R. Rappoccio Jr., CGCS

1987: Patrick A. Lucas, CGCS • 1988-89: Scott E. Niven, CGCS

1990-91: Lawrence J. Pakkala, CGCS • 1992-93: Timothy T. O’Neill, CGCS

1994-95: Joseph Alonzi, CGCS • 1996-97: John J. O’Keefe, CGCS

1998-99: Earl F. Millett • 2000-01: John D. Carlone, CGCS • 2002-03: Timothy J. Moore

2004: David W. Mahoney • 2005-06: William J. Heintz • 2007-08: Matt J. Ceplo, CGCS

2009-10: Anthony M. Girardi, CGCS • 2011-12: Robert J. Nielsen, Jr., CGCS

2013-14: Blake Halderman, CGCS • 2015-16: Glen Dube, CGCS
2017-18: David Dudones

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SHERWOOD A. MOORE AWARD

This prestigious award is presented to a golf course superintendent advancing the professional image, status and reputation of the golf course superintendent. Moore, the award’s first recipient and namesake, served as president of the MetGCSA, GCSA of New Jersey, and the GCSAA.

 

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED CURRENTLY

Who should be nominated: Presented to a golf course superintendent advancing the professional image, status and reputation of the golf course superintendent. The individual being nominated must be a current Class A, LA or LAAF member of the MetGCSA.

 

The application must be completed and returned to the Awards Chairman, MetGCSA, 49 Knollwood Road, Elmsford, NY 10523 or email to: sodowd@mgagolf.org no later than July 21st.  No applications will be accepted after July 21st.

 

 

The following professionals have all achieved this criteria and have been
presented with the Sherwood A Moore Award.

 

1987: Sherwood A. Moore • 1988:Edward C. Horton • 1989: Bruno Vadala

1990: James R. Fulwider • 1991: Robert U. Alonzi • 1993: Theodore J. Jozwick

1994: Michael A. Maffei • 1996: Patrick A. Lucas • 2000: Joseph Alonzi

2002: Peter Rappoccio • 2003: Lawrence J. Pakkala • 2006: Garry N. Crothers

2007: John J. O’Keefe • 2009: Timothy T. O’Neill • 2010: Scott E. Niven

2013: John D. Carlone • 2016: Matt Ceplo • Robert Nielsen

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The MetGCSA presents this award annually to an individual or organization which, through continuing commitment, has shown exemplary support of the game of golf and golf course superintendents. John Reid, “The Father of American Golf,” introduced the game to America in 1888 and later assisted in the formation of the United States Golf Association and Metropolitan Golf Association.

 

We have honored the following individuals with this great award.

 

1986: Guido Cribari • 1987: Alexander M. Radko • 1988: Ken Venturi

1989: Dr. Ralph E. Engel • 1990: Dr. Haruo Tashiro • 1991: Geoffrey Cornish

1992: Frank Hannigan • 1993: James E. McLoughlin • 1994: Arthur P. Weber

1995: Dr. C. Richard Skogley • 1997: Dr. Patricia J. Vittum • 1998: Charles Robson

1999: Dr. Noel Jackson • 2001: Jay Mottola • 2002: Dr. Bruce Clarke

2003: James T. Snow • 2005: Gene Westmoreland • 2007: Joseph Troll

2009: Jim Nantz • 2010: David Oatis • 2011: NYSTA • 2012: Dave Anderson

2013: Dr. A. Marty Petrovic • 2014: Steve Mona • 2015: Paul Dillon

2016: Rees Jones • 2017: Frank Rossi, Ph.D • 2018: Bruce Beck

 

 

John reid lifetime

The Tee To Green newsletter is our award winning publication sent to all members. It features in-depth articles about industry practices, research, member spotlights and much more. Tee To Green  is circulated to nearly 1,000 golf industry professionals and has been in publication for decades.

 

Our members contribute to many hard-hitting pieces and the value to membership is very strong to this day. While the history of this important publication is included here, the future of the MetGCSA is very much focused on continued success of Tee To Green.

 

VIEW COMPLETE ISSUE ARCHIVE >

1959-60: Robert St. Thomas
1961: James R. Fulwider
1962-63:Raymond A. Twombly
1964: Bruno Vadala
1965-66: Sherwood A. Moore
1967: Vincent O. Pentenero
1968-69: James R. Fulwider
1970: John Madden
1971-72: Everett Wood
1973-74: Harry H. Nichol
1975-76: Garry N. Crothers, CGCS
1977-78: Ed Horton
1979-80: Robert U. Alonzi, CGCS
1981-82: A. Michael Maffei, CGCS
1983-84: Charles A. Martineau
1985-86: Peter R. Rappoccio Jr., CGCS
1987: Patrick A. Lucas, CGCS
1988-89: Scott E. Niven, CGCS
1990-91: Lawrence J. Pakkala, CGCS 1992-93: Timothy T. O’Neill, CGCS 1994-95: Joseph Alonzi, CGCS
1996-97: John J. O’Keefe, CGCS

1998-99: Earl F. Millett
2000-01: John D. Carlone, CGCS
2002-03: Timothy J. Moore
2004: David W. Mahoney
2005-06: William J. Heintz
2007-08: Matt J. Ceplo, CGCS
2009-10: Anthony M. Girardi, CGCS 2011-12: Robert J. Nielsen, Jr., CGCS 2013-14: Blake Halderman, CGCS
2015-16: Glen Dube, CGCS
2017-18: David Dudones

This prestigious award is presented to a golf course superintendent advancing the professional image, status and reputation of the golf course superintendent. Moore, the award’s first recipient and namesake, served as president of the MetGCSA, GCSA of New Jersey, and the GCSAA.

 

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN >

Who should be nominated: Presented to a golf course superintendent advancing the professional image, status and reputation of the golf course superintendent. The individual being nominated must be a current Class A, LA or LAAF member of the MetGCSA.

 

The application must be completed and returned to the Awards Chairman, MetGCSA, 49 Knollwood Road, Elmsford, NY 10523 or email to: sodowd@mgagolf.org no later than July 21st.  No applications will be accepted after July 21st.

 

 

The following professionals have all achieved this criteria and have been
presented with the Sherwood A Moore Award.

 

1987: Sherwood A. Moore
1988:Edward C. Horton
1989: Bruno Vadala

1990: James R. Fulwider
1991: Robert U. Alonzi
1993: Theodore J. Jozwick

1994: Michael A. Maffei
1996: Patrick A. Lucas
2000: Joseph Alonzi

2002: Peter Rappoccio
2003: Lawrence J. Pakkala
2006: Garry N. Crothers

2007: John J. O’Keefe
2009: Timothy T. O’Neill
2010: Scott E. Niven

2013: John D. Carlone
2016: Matt Ceplo

2018: Robert Nielsen

The MetGCSA presents this award annually to an individual or organization which, through continuing commitment, has shown exemplary support of the game of golf and golf course superintendents. John Reid, “The Father of American Golf,” introduced the game to America in 1888 and later assisted in the formation of the United States Golf Association and Metropolitan Golf Association.

 

We have honored the following individuals with this great award.

 

1986: Guido Cribari
1987: Alexander M. Radko
1988: Ken Venturi

1989: Dr. Ralph E. Engel
1990: Dr. Haruo Tashiro
1991: Geoffrey Cornish

1992: Frank Hannigan
1993: James E. McLoughlin
1994: Arthur P. Weber

1995: Dr. C. Richard Skogley
1997: Dr. Patricia J. Vittum
1998: Charles Robson

1999: Dr. Noel Jackson
2001: Jay Mottola
2002: Dr. Bruce Clarke

2003: James T. Snow
2005: Gene Westmoreland
2007: Joseph Troll

2009: Jim Nantz
2010: David Oatis
2011: NYSTA
2012: Dave Anderson

2013: Dr. A. Marty Petrovic
2014: Steve Mona
2015: Paul Dillon

2016: Rees Jones

2017: Frank Rossi, Ph.D.

2018: Bruce Beck