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EIFG, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, has announced the new class of the Melrose Leadership Academy.

The Environmental Institute for Golf has announced the second class of GCSAA members, which have been selected to participate in the Melrose Leadership Academy.

A total of 16 GCSAA Class A members earned an all-expenses-paid trip through an application process that was based on financial need, volunteerism and drive to advance their careers.

The academy will be conducted at the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando, February 1-6 and will offer education specific to risk management (health, safety, environmental compliance), operational efficiency, business and environmental stewardship.

Selected participants are:

  • Kelly D. Bowen, Black Rock Creek Golf Club, Sunnyside, Wash.
  • Brian Brown, Chisago Lakes Golf Course, Lindstrom, Minn.
  • Joel A. Collura, Deerwood Country Club, Mount Holly, N.J.
  • Thomas F. Dale, CGCS, The Links at Brigantine, Brigantine, N.J.
  • Ronald C. Garrison, Fox Hill Country Club, Exeter, Pa.
  • Hampton Kicklighter Jr., CGCS, Dublin Country Club, Dublin, Ga.
  • Patrick S. Knelly, Sugarloaf Golf Club, Sugarloaf, Pa.
  • David L. Littrell, Iroquois Golf Course, Louisville, Ky.
  • Stephen E. Malloy, The Oaks Golf Links, Somersworth, N.H.
  • Shane A. Miller, Iron Lakes Country Club, Allentown, Pa.
  • Peter C. Powell, Boca Greens Country Club, Boca Raton, Fla.
  • David C. Van Auken, Antigo Bass Lake Country Club, Deerbrook, Wis.
  • Michael F. Walton, CGCS, QiZhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai, China
  • Michael White, The Links at Kahite, Vonore, Tenn.
  • David R. Williams, CGCS, Mountain View Country Club, Boalsburg, Pa.
  • John M. Wynn, WGC Golf Course, Xenia, Ohio
The focus of the program is to assist GCSAA members in maintaining Class A membership status, the highest classification offered by the association. To be a Class A member, candidates must have a complete a portfolio including formal education, experience as a golf course superintendent, continuing education and fulfillment of GCSAA's IPM competency requirement.

''Congratulations to the class of 2014,'' GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. ''This is a fantastic opportunity afforded to GCSAA Class A members, and the education that they will receive by participating in the Melrose Leadership Academy not only benefits their own careers, but is developing leaders who can shape the future of the profession.''

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