COURSE CARE
Atlanta Golf Course Superintendent Inducted Into Georgia Golf Hall Of Fame February 21, 2011 By Patrick O'Brien & Chris Hartwiger

Congratulations to Mark Esoda, golf course superintendent at the Atlanta Country Club, Marietta, GA for his induction into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. The award was presented during the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame banquet held at the Atlanta Athletic Club on January 22, 2011. As only the second superintendent honored in the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, it makes a statement for the appreciation of agronomists who make golf courses playable and eco-friendly.

The award acknowledged the distinguished career of Mr. Esoda, who has been the superintendent at the Atlanta Country Club for the past 20 years.   He received wide acclaim during the Georgia water crisis in 2000, and was the key member of a team that produced a water management template for golf courses that was endorsed by the Georgia EPA and recognized by the Governor as a proactive method of water use and conservation.  The best management practices developed by this team were incorporated on more than 97% of the Georgia golf courses by 2007.

Click here to watch Marks’s inductee video: Esoda highlights 

Source: Patrick O'Brien 770-229-8125 or patobrien@usga.org  and Chris Hartwiger 205-444-5079 or chartwiger@usga.org