Backed by Bayer

9th Annual Green Start Academy

October 15-17, 2014

The 2014 application period has ended.

About Green Start Academy

Green Start Academy is an all-expenses-paid, two-and-a-half-day education and networking event for assistant superintendents held at the Bayer and John Deere facilities in North Carolina. Since 2005, the goal for this program has been to help assistant superintendents build a strong foundation for their careers, as well as to support the future of golf courses and the entire industry.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with peers and receive valuable insights from industry veterans. With topics from career development to budgeting to labor management, the Green Start Academy provides knowledge and tips essential to professional growth.

To be considered, assistant superintendents must complete the application and submit a résumé and cover letter. The 2014 Advisory Panel will evaluate and select the 50 highest-ranked applicants to attend the October event. All applicants will be notified by mid-August.

The Green Start Academy program is open to assistant superintendents in the U.S. and Canada only. Previous Green Start Academy participants will not be considered for participation in future events.

2014 Advisory Panel

  • Billy Weeks
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Duke University Golf Club
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Bob Farren, CGCS
    Director of Golf Courses & Grounds
    Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Bryan Stromme
    Regional Director of Agronomy - Midwest/West
    Billy Casper Golf
    Huntley, Illinois
  • Chris Condon
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Tetherow Golf Club
    Bend, Oregon
  • Chris Dew
    Golf Course Superintendent
    The National Golf Club of Canada
    Woodbridge, Ontario
  • Jeff Corcoran
    Manager, Golf Courses & Grounds
    Oak Hill Country Club
    Rochester, New York
  • Ken Mangum, CGCS
    Director of Golf Courses & Grounds
    Atlanta Athletic Club
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Paul Cushing
    Assistant Deputy Director
    Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations
    Golf Division, City of San Diego
    San Diego, California