Please submit your nomination to HAGCSA by NOVEMBER 21, 2016.P.O Box 419264 . Kansas City . MO . 64141
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Each and every Heart member deserves credit for surviving a hectic spring and summer, but there are ones among
us who deserve special recognition for the job they have done this year or over their careers.
As a member, you know who these individuals are. Now is the time to send your nominations for The Assistance
Superintendent of the Year, The Superintendent of the Year and The Chester H. Mendenhall Award. These
prestigious awards will be given out at the New Year Party on January 8, 2016. Please submit your nominations by
completing the reverse side and forwarding to the HAGCSA office no later than November 20, 2017.

Eligibility and Qualifications Assistant Superintendent of the Year
This award will be presented annually to the assistant who has demonstrated dedication and excellence at
their job over the past year.
The guidelines are as follows:
1.  Must be a member of the Heart of America.
2.  Must be an assistant that represents their profession to the highest degree.
3.  Must be at their present course for no less than two seasons.
4.  This award shall be governed by the assistant's achievements in any of the following.
5.  Competency in agronomic skills
6.  Ability to efficiently run the daily operations of the course
7.  Effectively running course projects
8.  Assisting in the preparation of their course for regional or national events
9.  Involvement with local, regional, or national turf related associations
10.  Strong involvement in course renovations and new course construction
11.  Goal oriented and striving to become a superintendent
12.  Exceptional contributions to this association through involvement
13.  These accomplishments must have occurred in the current year.

Eligibility and Qualifications Superintendent of the Year
This award, established in 1970, has been presented annually to the golf course superintendent who has
demonstrated dedication and outstanding service to his or her profession.
The guidelines are as follows:
1. Must be a “Class A or Superintendent Member” in good standing.
2. Must be a superintendent that represents the organization and himself to the highest degree.
3. This award shall be governed by the superintendents achievements in either:
4.  Excellence in golf course management
5.  Preparation of his or her course for regional or national golf tournaments
6.  Achievements for renovation or new golf course construction
7.  Involvement with local, regional, or national turf related associations
8.  Exceptional contributions to this association through involvement
9.  These accomplishments must have occurred in the current year.

Eligibility and Qualifications Chester H. Mendenhall Award
This award has been established to honor an individual who has devoted extensive time and effort to the
promotion of golf, the art of greens-keeping and other related fields. Begun in 1983, this award is named after
a golf course superintendent who dedicated his life to his profession.
The guidelines are as follows:
1. Must be a HAGCSA member in good standing.
2. Must be an individual that represents the organization and him or herself to the highest degree.
3. This award shall be governed by the individual’s achievements over an extended period of time:
4.  Outstanding service to this organization
5.  Involvement with local, regional, or national turf related organizations
6.  Continued support and service to the golf industry or his/her community

PAST AWARD WINNERS
 

Assistant Superintendent of the Year
2005 Greg Milligan
2006 John Sheehe
2007 Jeff Stoecklein
2008 Johnny Brockus
2009 Matthew Delventhal
2010 Andrew Jones
2011 Andy Klein
2012 Randy Heinz & Brad Lackey
2013 Mitch Bradbury
2014 Nick Kray
2015 Chard Gilkinson
2016 Marc Szablewski
 

Superintendent of the Year
1982 Carl Beer
1983 Chet Mendenhall
1984 Jack and Bill Robison
1985 Del King
1987 Duane Patton, CGCS
1988 Nels Lindgren, CGCS
1989 Cary Tegtmeyer, CGCS
1990 Ed Huggins
1992 Loren Breedlove
1993 Jeff Eldridge, CGCS
1994 Pat Finlen, CGCS
1995 Jon Francis
1996 Chuck Hybl, CGCS
1997 Jeff Elmer, CGCS
1998 Jim Naudet
1999 Mark Pierce
2000 Paul Tormanen
2001 Tony Bertels
2002 Duane Sander, CGCS
2003 Brian Ruder
2004 Rusty Hamman
2005 Jimmy Angelotti
2006 Doug Melchior
2007 Brad Minnick, CGCS
2008 Terry Rodenberg
2009 Daryl Pearson
2010 Scott Cummins
2011 Steve Wilson, CGCS
2012 Eric Bickel
2013 Scott Johnson, CGCS
2014 Duane Sander, CGCS
2015 Mike Lazar
2016 Sam Bailey

Chester Mendenhall Award
1987 Gil Collins
1988 Sandy Queen, CGCS
1989 Tom Kohout
1990 Dave Fearis, CGCS
1991 Duane Patton, CGCS
1992 Dick Stuntz, CGCS
1994 Meril Vanderpool
1995 Jud Coester
1996 Jim Sheilds
1997 Pat Finlen, CGCS
1998 Dave Fearis, CGCS
1999 Gene Eldridge
2000 Nels Lindgren, CGCS
2001 Dick Stuntz, CGCS
2002 Jeff Elmer, CGCS
2003 Melvin W. Anderson
2004 Loren Breedlove, CGCS
2005 Gary Higbie
2006 Tony Bertels
2007 Bill Maynard, CGCS
2008 Jeff Eldridge, CGCS
2009 Woody Moriarty
2010 Jeff White, CGCS
2011 Scott Johnson, CGCS
2012 Jim Naudet
2013 Terry Rodenberg
2014 Sandy Queen, CGCS
2015 Tim Nielsen
2016 Richard Shumate