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2021 BEAR CUP JOINT MEETING WITH
CGCSA OF CAPE COD

This year’s Bear Cup will be hosted by the GCSA of Cape Cod. This is a change in the hosting rotation due to the cancellation of many of last year’s events including the Bear Cup. This will be the 14th year of the event.

This tournament was organized in memory of Gary Luccini "The Bear" who passed away in 2001. Gary was the long-time superintendent at Franklin Country Club and a friend to many.

Gary's son, Mike, followed in his father's footsteps as the Superintendent of Franklin Country Club. Gary's other son, Brian, was previously a Superintendent and is now a Representative for Tom Irwin, Inc.

This event pairs two-person teams from each Association in a friendly competition and a day of fun in a Ryder Cup format. Singles will be accommodated. So register yourself if you're not able to come up with someone who can play on this date.

The winning Association claims possession of the Bear Cup trophy for a year.

This will be our season opener for golf meetings and the management and staff, led by host Superintendent, Carl Miner, have been working hard to make this a memorable day for all.

If your company is a participant in the GCSA of New England’s Partnership Promotion Program (PPP) at the PLATINUM, GOLD or SILVER level you will have limited complimentary registrations available. There is a specific option for this in the registration link. If you are not sure of the amount of your complimentary registrations, please contact Don Hearn at donhearn@gcsane.org.

The meeting information below has been provided by Julie Heston, Chapter Executive of the GCSA of Cape Cod. All inquiries should be addressed to Julie at jheston@verizon.net.


14th Annual Bear Cup Challenge

Monday, April 26, 2021

Bear Cup Challenge (joint meeting with GCSA of New England)

Presidents Golf Course

Host Superintendent: Carl Miner

8:30 am: Registration with Brief Business Meetings

9:30 am: Golf - Shotgun Start (with box lunch)

Please register with your association, partner and handicaps

We will team 2 Cape Cod with 2 New England members in a Ryder Cup Format. Single players will also be accommodated.

Cost: $50 for day; Life Members: $30 for day

*If you are an Industry Partner or Tiered Member, there will be a special registration option for you to choose.

Please register by 12 noon, Thursday, April 22nd

Members are encouraged to pay online but checks can be made payable to "GCSACC" and brought that day.

*GCSACC Dues must be paid in full to register.

Please be aware of all current Massachusetts COVID-19 guidelines. You can find a summary by clicking here.

To avoid charges, kindly give 24 hours notice if you need to cancel.

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Hope to see you there!
Golf Course Superintendents Association of Cape Cod

‚ÄčIndustry Survey Finds Rounds of Golf Played in Massachusetts Increased By 40% in 2020

Commonwealth’s Golf Industry Expecting Another Strong Year

Alliance of Massachusetts Golf Organizations

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Applications for the 2021GCSAA/Golf DigestEnvironmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGAs) are open. These awards recognize golf course superintendents and golf courses around the world for their commitment to environmental stewardship.

Note that ELGA applications used to open in fall, but now they will close in April, so don’t wait -start your application today to ensure you don’t miss the deadline!

The ELGAs help the golf industry advocate for the superintendent profession while communicating the value of professionally managed landscapes. These environmental stewards demonstrate the importance of valuable green space in our local communities while showing the economic savings of conservation practices implemented on golf courses.

In2018, the ELGAs were split up into 4 different awards that recognize efforts in more specific areas of conservation. This way we can recognize more superintendents with more varied successes in conservation even if they haven’t yet been able to implement practices in all areas of environmental conservation.

You are encouraged to apply for the ELGAs at www.gcsaa.org/elga to let GCSAA recognize your outstanding achievements. Applications are due April 30, 2021. The GCSAA/Golf DigestEnvironmental Leaders in Golf Awards are generously sponsored by Syngenta through the Environmental Institute for Golf.

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