McDonough to receive Environmental Stewardship award

Published online: Oct 28, 2015 Golf News

Peter McDonough, the golf course superintendent at the Keswick Hall and Golf Club in Keswick, Va., for the last 24 years, has been selected to receive the 2016 President's Award for Environmental Stewardship by the board of directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

McDonough, 53, will officially receive the award Tuesday, Feb. 9, during the Opening Session of the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego (Feb. 6-11). The Opening Session is presented in partnership with Syngenta.

The GCSAA President's Award for Environmental Stewardship was established in 1991 to recognize “an exceptional environmental contribution to the game of golf; a contribution that further exemplifies the golf course superintendent’s image as a steward of the land."

"Peter’s work is a positive example for all superintendents,” said GCSAA President John O’Keefe, CGCS. “Through his impactful environmental stewardship and collaborative work with legislators, he demonstrates how golf courses can be healthy environments through professional management. We are pleased to honor him for his accomplishments."

“I am honored and flattered by the award, especially because it is given by my peers,” said McDonough. “The award represents the best of everything we should be doing as superintendents, and this is an honor for everyone involved in what we are doing in Virginia.”