The 2014 top picks in social media

The 2014 top picks in social media

GCI’s Super Social Media Awards, with video messages from the show’s missing winners.

February 5, 2014

Social media brought golf superintendents together offline for the third year running at the Aquatrols booth (#1013) for this year’s Tweetup. Turf pros crowded to talk about their work online as well as enjoy a few cold drinks and music.

We also named this year’s winners of our Super Savvy Social Media Awards, a group of superintendents and academics who use social media to improve the game and each other’s lives. Here are our favorites for this year. Be sure to check below to see the videos from some of our winners who couldn’t make it to the show!

John Kaminski Award for Leadership
Micah Woods
Asian Turfgrass Center
Wanchai, Hong Kong


Click here to see Micah's acceptance speech!

Overall Social Media Program
Nick Christians
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

Adam Ikamas
Benzonia, Michigan

Best Use of Facebook
Gary Grigg, CGCS MG

Jason Chennault
Turfgrass World
Moscow, Russia

Best Blog
Jason Haines
Pender Harbour Golf Club
Madeira Park, British Columbia

Click here to see Jason's acceptance speech!

Jason VanBuskirk
Stow Acres Country Club
Stow, Massachusetts

Tom Vlach
TPC Sawgrass
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Best Use of Twitter
Randy Samoff
Champions Golf Club
Houston, Texas
Click here to see Randy's acceptance speech!

Ellie Parry
Loughborough, United Kingdom

Justin VanLanduit
Briarwood Country Club
Deerfield, Illinois

Cale Bigelow
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Best Multimedia
Adam Garr
Plum Hollow Country Club
Southfield, Michigan

Rick Brandenburg
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Click here to see Rick's acceptance speech!