Las Vegas, Nevada (December 22, 2012)–The folks who keep Las Vegas golf courses green have donated some "green" to very good causes over the years. In 2012, the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, donated $5,000 to the Environmental Institute of Golf (EIFG). The money will be used for research-based activities conducted by the EIFG's parent organization – the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). –By Brian Hurlburt.

"Our chapter is keenly attuned to the need of turfgrass research and the foundation it serves for the game," Southern Nevada GCSA President Robert J. Wright said. "We are committed to the Environmental Institute for Golf because it delivers solutions that benefit not only golf course superintendents, but facilities and golfers as well."

The Southern Nevada GCSA achieved Platinum Tee Club status with the donation. The Platinum Tee Club is the giving club for organizations that contribute a minimum of $5,000 annually. An affiliated chapter of GCSAA, the Southern Nevada GCSA is also recognized at the Governor's Club level for organizations that have contributed between $50,000 – $99,999 since 1987.

"The Southern Nevada GCSA is a progressive and giving organization," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said in a statement. "The chapter has long been focused on strengthening the game through its various measures to increase participation and enhance the environmental stewardship of the course. This donation reinforces that commitment."

The Southern Nevada GCSA is a very giving organization and has made donations to junior golf in addition to the research donations. The membership is also on top of cutting edge water technology and has worked to cut billions of gallons of water use in Southern Nevada over the years.

The GCSAA is a leading golf organization golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to 19,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at

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