Golf Courses

  • Clint Goold, General Manager, Druids Glen Golf Course, Covington, Wash. +

    Clint Goold, General Manager, Druids Glen Golf Course, Covington, Wash. "At the end of the day I realized that while education is important, it's about getting the kids outdoors, and to enjoy nature while showing them what golf courses have to offer." - Clint Goold, General Manager, Druids Glen Golf Course, Covington, Wash.   Read More
  • Greg Cormier, Director of Golf Course Operations, Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Mass. +

    "I thought the field trip was well-organized and executed. It was very helpful to me to be able to observe a live field trip. I thought labs and the instructors were great. I left very excited to host a field trip at our club." - Greg Cormier, Director of Golf Course Operations, Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Mass. Read More
  • Clint Whitney, General Manager, Glendale CC, Bellevue, Wash. +

    “Glendale benefits from hosting First Green field trips in several ways. We get to know our neighbors, including the City of Bellevue’s Stream team. Field trips also reenergize staff who participate, as they see their jobs through the eyes of students, teachers and parent chaperones. In addition, when students visit a golf club via a First Green field trip, they Read More
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Schools

  • Sarah Sprinkel, principal, Florida Virtual School +

    Sarah Sprinkel, principal, Florida Virtual School  “Administrators, students and families loved the field trip experience. The science of soil and measurement mathematics was fascinating. Students said putting the ball was their favorite activity. Thank you, First Green, for providing a great opportunity to Florida Virtual School.” - Sarah Sprinkel, principal, Florida Virtual School Read More
  • Diane Kelbaugh, 5th grade STEM teacher, Spring Garden Elementary, Hampstead, Md. +

    "I am writing this letter to recommend the First Green field trip program to elementary teachers and their students. My fifth graders visited Westminster National Golf Course in November 2016. Mr. Kraushofer, General Manager at Westminster National, and other area golf course superintendents, organized several STEM related activities for my students. Each activity was led by a superintendent and provided Read More
  • Jeff Glaser, 6th grade teacher, St. Louise School, Bellevue, Wash. +

    "I wanted my students to participate in a First Green field trip so they could see a real life application of what we had been learning in class. I was contacted ... about 4 years ago to see if St. Louise School would be interested in participating in the First Green program. Steve Kealy was open to setting up 4 stations Read More
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Golf Associations

  • Kimberly Erusha, Managing Director, USGA Green Section +

    Kimberly Erusha, Managing Director, USGA Green Section  “Our challenge is to make environmental education come to life so that people truly understand we all play a role. The First Green program has creatively allowed kids to experience first-hand the connection of science and technology of golf courses and outdoor spaces.” - Kimberly Erusha, Managing Director, USGA Green Section Read More
  • Michael Moraghan, Executive Director, Connecticut State Golf Association +

    “First Green is the most impressive thing I’ve seen in all the years I’ve been coming to IAGA.” - Michael Moraghan, Executive Director, Connecticut State Golf Association Read More
  • Kris Jonasson, Executive Director, British Columbia Golf +

     “In 50 years we might well look back and see that the First Green initiative was one of the best “growing the Game” initiatives that golf has ever done.” - Kris Jonasson, Executive Director, British Columbia Golf Read More
  • Rhett Evans, CEO, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America +

    “I have personally witnessed what a First Green program can bring to our youth, from teaching them the benefits that a golf course can bring to a community to demonstrating that golf courses can be a place where environmental stewardship is practiced and protected.” - Rhett Evans, CEO, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Read More
  • Troy Andrew, WSGA and PNGA +

    "The WSGA has been a proud supporter of the First Green since its inception 20 years ago. The First Green is growing the game of golf in a very unique way by introducing kids to the many environmental benefits of a golf course. And for many of these kids that attend the field trips, it’s the first time they have Read More
  • Laura Robinson, Executive Director, Colorado Women's Golf Association +

    "My takeaway is we need to make golf courses an integral part of the community. The First Green is a huge step toward that by bringing the kids on. The (corporate social) sustainability report shows all the ways a golf course can be part of the community. That's a trend we can really focus on in making it happen. Golf Read More
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