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Legendary writer and author Dan Jenkins is the recipient of the 2015 Old Tom Morris  Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

Jenkins, 84, is one of only a handful of writers who has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. In addition to writing for Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest, Jenkins authored multiple well-known books. "Semi-Tough" eventually was turned into a movie that starred Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson. He also authored "Dead Solid Perfect," which was used in a made-for-TV movie. So was his book "Baja, Oklahoma." Jenkins is known for his humor and wit in his writing.

Jenkins, who resides in Fort Worth, Texas, will receive the Old Tom Morris Award on Feb. 25 at the Opening Session of the Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, Texas. The award has been presented annually since 1983 to an individual, who through a lifetime commitment to the game of golf, has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris. Morris, four-time British Open champion, was superintendent at St. Andrews in Scotland, until his death in 1908.

"I'm honored to win this award, especially for a guy who I'm almost as old as," Jenkins said. "It's terrific. I didn't know a lot about grass, but I knew a lot of greenskeepers all around town. The profession has made a lot of progress. Courses nowadays are so consistently wonderful with all the things they can do with them."

Jenkins began covering major golf championships in 1951.  In all, he has covered 223 of them. He befriended golf great Ben Hogan. Jenkins not only wrote about Hogan; he got to play golf with him. Jenkins was the team's top golfer when he was in college at Texas Christian University.

Previous recipients of the Old Tom Morris Award include Arnold Palmer, Bob Hope,

Gene Sarazen, Sherwood A. Moore, CGCS; Dinah Shore and Tom Fazio.

The December meeting will take place Tuesday, 

December 2, 2014 at the Bellevue Golf Club, 320 Porter Street, Melrose, MA  

Our host will be Brian Skinner, CGCS

 Bellevue GC

This will be the day gently used coats will be collected for those less fortunate.  Jeff Urquhart will once again be the point person and will deliver the donated coats to the collection locale.


Board Meeting                     9:00 AM

Registration                       10:30 AM

Membership Meeting         11:00 AM

Speaker                             11:30 AM

Lunch                           after speaker

Golf Option:  If the weather permits, there will be a two-person scramble after lunch.  This will be nine holes, $20.00 per player and sign-up for this event will be during check-in at the Club.

Our speaker will be Kevin Doyle, GCSAA Regional Representative.  Kevin will be presenting information that will have impact on membership categories, future educational requirements and other plans and proposals that may be established in the near future.  This will be an opportunity to learn about and ask questions pertaining to the GCSAA and the Association's programs. 

COST:           $55.00

RETIREE:     $30.00

Please note that appropriate dress is required.  A jacket and collared shirt is appropriate dress for this meeting.



NOVEMBER 25, 2014

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December 2, 2014

Indoor Meeting 
Bellevue Golf Club
Melrose, MA
Brian Skinner, CGCS, Host Superintendent 

January 13, 2015

Annual Meeting
Fenway Park 

January 26 - 29, 2015

New England Regional Trurfgrass Conference 
Providence, RI 

March 5, 2015

Nor'easter Ski Day
Killington Ski Resort 

April 20, 2015

Alumni Turf Group 11th Annual Dr. Joseph Troll Classic
TPC River Highlands
Cromwell, CT
Dr. Bill Dest - Honoree

July 15, 2015

UMass Field Day
South Deerfield, MA





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