The GCSAA and EIFG wish to thank the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, faculty Dr. J. Bryan Unruh, Dr. Travis Shaddox, Dr. Jason Kruse, and Mr. Don Rainey, who worked on this project, providing their knowledge and expertise to help the golf course industry; the USGA for its grant to fund this important project; the volunteers who served on the task group to review BMP and provide technical assistance; and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for permission to copy its publication Best Management Practices for the Enhancement of Environmental Quality on Florida Golf Course.
The development of the second edition was made possible by the Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association, superintendents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and turf scientists at Virginia Tech. Representatives from each organization provided their time and expertise to develop and review drafts of best management practices specifically for Virginia designed to protect the state’s natural resources. The following committee members contributed their time and expertise to developing this second edition of Environmental Best Practices for Virginia’s Golf Courses:
- Timothy Doran, Kingsmill Resort (Committee Chair)
- Mike Augustin, Belle Haven Country Club
- Steven Ball, Ballyhack Golf Club
- Mike Goatley, D., Virginia Tech University
- Bill Keene, Blacksburg Country Club
- Peter McDonough, Keswick Club
- David Norman, Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association
- Cutler Robinson
We would also like to thank the members of the BMP committee who contributed a significant amount of time to develop the first edition. These original committee members included: Peter McDonough (Committee Chair), Dick Fisher, Cutler Robinson, Walter Montross, Jeff Snyder and Christian Sain.
We would also like to think the external reviewers of the draft final version of this document. The time and effort taken by individuals and agency representatives strengthens our document and ensures its accuracy.
Funding and support for this project was provided by the Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association (VGCSA), GCSAA, EIFG, and the USGA. The GCSAA also provided a best management practices template that served as source material for this project.