RMGCSA presents architect Dick Phelps with accolade

Phelps received 2010 Honorary Lifetime Member award for his influence on Colorado golf.

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November 15, 2010

The Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association held its 2010 Annual Meeting at Blackstone Country Club in Aurora, Colo., Oct. 11, and President Dave Cahalane presented the 2010 Honorary Lifetime Member award to golf course architect Dick Phelps.

“Since 1967, Dick Phelps has been a huge influence on Colorado golf,” Cahalane said. “His election into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame speaks for itself. Many of the courses he has designed here in Colorado have received numerous honors including Golf Digest’s “Best New”, and various other awards. I know the Phelps design team is proud to carry his name, and we at the RMGCSA are equally proud to honor him this year with this award. We superintendents appreciate what he has done to promote and further our profession.”

The RMGCSA also held elections for its officers and directors at the meeting. John Madden Jr., GCSAA Class A superintendent at Green Gables Country Club in Denver, was elected President. Dan Hawkins, GCSAA Class A superintendent at The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, was elected Vice President. Steve Sarro, GCSAA Class A superintendent at Vail Golf Club, was elected Secretary/Treasurer.

Eric Foerster, CGCS, MG, GCSAA Class A superintendent at Ironbridge Club in Glenwood Springs, and Jordan McCormick, GCSAA Class A superintendent at Mariana Butte in Loveland, were each elected to two-year Director terms.