AWARDED THE 2015
GCSA of New England
Kevin has had a hand shaping the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England and other golf related groups in New England. He has served as President of the GCSA of New England, and the New England Golf Course Owners Association.
He served on the board of the GCSA of New England for fourteen years and has been serving on the board of the New England Golf Course Owners Association for the past twelve years. Kevin is also the owner of Sterling Golf Management. This company manages the Newton Commonwealth Golf Course, Chelmsford Country Club, Maynard Golf Course, Rockland Golf Course and the Norwood Country Club. Sterling also provides maintenance service for the Fore Kicks Golf Club in Norfolk. In addition, Kevin is the owner of The Shattuck Golf Club in Jaffrey, NH.
As an owner and operator of multiple golf courses Kevin has always employed members of the GCSA of New England to manage the maintenance of the courses and he encourages their active participation in our organization. He has always made his courses available for meetings.
Kevin has been very generous and always is one of the first to offer his courses for rounds of golf in support of the Association’s Scholarship and Benevolence Tournament. When he managed the Wm. J. Devine course at Franklin Park he hosted one of the most successful Scholarship and Benevolence fundraising tournaments. As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts he has been a strong supporter of the Alumni Turf Group’s annual Dr. Joseph Troll fundraiser for the UMass Turf Research Program.
As one nominator wrote, “Every time I see Kevin or one of his Superintendents at a GCSANE meeting or a local or national trade show he shows one of the most positive attitudes I have ever seen in my 40+ years in this business.”
When asked his thoughts about receiving the DSA he stated, “From my days working as a teenager on the golf course, as an early superintendent, and now operating a small golf management company, I have always been honored to say my profession is that of a Golf Course Superintendent!”
Membership Committee Chairman Jeff Urquhart stated that Kevin’s accomplishments made him a standout for the award and he looks forward to recognizing Kevin at the Annual Meeting in January.