Scholarship committee chairmen Tommy Hewitt and Brandon Hayes announced 12 students received the 2020 Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship offers educational aid to children and grandchildren of Georgia GCSA members. The awards are funded by the Georgia GCSA and sponsored by Jerry Pate Company.
Hewitt, from Windermere Golf Club in Cumming, and Hayes, from Reynolds Lake Oconee – Great Waters, led the scholarship interviews with help from Jamie Pate of Jerry Pate Company, and Chuck Underwood, CGCS. Brad Tremmier from RiverPines in Alpahretta also assisted with the interviews.
Applications were reviewed independently by the Georgia GCSA scholarship committee. Criteria for selection included: academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership and outside employment. Students were also required to submit an essay stating what are two attributes that your Georgia GCSA family member has demonstrated throughtout your life and how those attributes positively affect those around you. One or more of the applicant's parents or grandparents must have been a Georgia GCSA member for five or more consecutive years and must be a currently active Georgia GCSA member in one of the following classifications: A, B, C, Retired A, Retired B superintendent or AA Life. Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution for the next academic year.
This year’s recipients are:
Chase Carnes, son of Kevin Carnes, Reynolds Lake Oconee - The National
Greyson Freeman, son of Doug Freeman, Indian Hills Country Club
Lukas Freeman, son of Doug Freeman, Indian Hills Country Club
Samantha Harkins, daughter of Jimmy Harkins, Retired
Hannah Kepple, daughter of Ralph Kepple, CGCS, East Lake Golf Club
Hayes Miller, son of Bryan Miller, Cartersville Country Club
Connor Moore, son of Chuck Moore, King and Prince Golf Club
Mack Morris, stepson of Tim Busek, St. Ives Country Club
Walt Morris, stepson of Tim Busek, St. Ives Country Club
Brian Petrelli, son of Chris Petrelli, Eagle’s Landing Country Club
Jackson Thebeau, son of Tom Thebeau, Lane Creek Golf Club
Ashley Wilder, daughter of Gary Wilder, ClubCorp