The Awards of the USGA: The Green Section Award

The Green Section Award

 

In establishing the Green Section Award, the USGA wishes to honor those persons deserving special recognition for distinguished service to golf through work with turfgrass. Such persons may be involved in any phase of work with turfgrass, i.e., research, extension, superintendence, maintenance, etc.

The USGA believes that there are many such persons who have brought the game immeasurable contributions respecting the arena upon which the game is played. Their contributions and service may be evidenced by their achievements over a number of years or by a single act.

In continuing to present the Green Section Award, the USGA wishes to identify, celebrate and hold up for emulation individuals who exemplify outstanding contribution and dedication to the game of golf through their work with turfgrass. The award is given every year.”

 Winners List

 

The Green Section Award

USGA Green Section Award Winners

 

1961 — John Monteith Jr.

1962 — Lawrence S. Dickinson

1963 — O.J. Noer

1964 — Joseph Valentine

1965 — Glenn W. Burton

1966 — H. Burton Musser

1967 — Elmer J. Michael

1968 — James L. Haines

1969 — Fred V. Grau

1970 — Eberhard R. Steiniger

1971 — Tom Mascaro

1972 — Herb and Joe Graffis

1973 — Dr. Marvin H. Ferguson

1974 — Dr. Howard B. Sprague

1975 — Dr. Fanny-Fern Davis

1976 — Dr. James R. Watson

1977 — Edward J. Casey

1978 — Dr. Jesse De France

1979 — Arthur A. Snyder

1980 — Dr. C. Reed Funk

1981 — Dr. Joseph W. Duich

1982 — Charles G. Wilson

1983 — Alexander M. Radko

1984 — Dr. W.H. Daniel

1985 — Dr. Victor B. Youngner

1986 — James B. Moncrief

1987 — Sherwood Moore

1988 — Roy Goss

1989 — James Beard

1990 — Chester Mendenhall

1991 — Dr. Joseph Troll

1992 — Dr. C. Richard Skogley

1993 — Dr. Ralph E. Engel

1994 — Dr. Kenyon (Ken) T. Payne

1995 — David Stone

1996 — Robert M. (Bob) Williams

1997 — Dr. Paul Rieke

1998 — B.J. Johnson

1999 — Dr. Noel Jackson

2000 — L. Palmer Maples Jr.

2001 — Dr. Patricia A. Cobb

2002 — George B. Thompson

2003 — Dr. Houston B. Couch

2004 — Monroe S. Miller

2005 — Peter Cookingham

2006 — Dr. Robert C. Shearman

2007 — Dr. Joe Vargas Jr.

2008 — Ted Horton

2009 — Terry Bonar

2010 — Dr. Daniel A. Potter

2011 — Dennis Lyon

2012 — Dr. Wayne Hanna

2013 — Dr. Victor Gibeault

2014 — Dr. Peter Dernoeden

2015 — Dr. Patricia J. Vittum

2016 — Dr. Bruce Clarke

2017 — Dr. Norman Hummel

2018 — Tim Hiers

 

Source: Green Section Award