Dick Schulz Awarded USGA’s Ike Grainger Award

By Chris Hartwiger, senior agronomist, Southeast Region
April 12, 2012

Mr. Dick Schulz (left) received the USGA Ike Grainger Award at the USGA Green Section SE Regional Meeting March 27. Green Section SE Region agronomists Chris Hartwiger (center) and Patrick O’Brien (right) also attended this event.

The USGA is pleased to honor Mr. Dick Schulz with the USGA’s Ike Grainger Award for 25 years of dedicated service as a USGA committee volunteer. The award was presented to Mr. Schulz at the 2012 USGA Green Section SE Regional Meeting March 27at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., by USGA Executive Committee Member Mr. Gene McClure.

The award was named in honor of Ike Grainger, a past USGA president and Rules of Golf authority for many decades. Ike lived for nearly 105 years and his service to the game was legendary. The USGA established the Ike Grainger Award to recognize persons who have volunteered on behalf of the USGA for no less than 25 years.

Dick Schulz is well known to many involved with turfgrass management and the game of golf in the southeastern U.S. He served as superintendent at the Atlanta Country Club and in 1990 became an owner of The Oaks Course just outside of Atlanta, Ga. This public golf course has a reputation for being a fun and enjoyable place for golfers of all skill levels.

Dick Schulz’s service to the USGA continues to benefit many in the game. The Oaks Course has held numerous qualifiers for USGA championships over the years. In addition, Dick has been a leader in finding ways to lower operational costs for daily fee golf in the Southeast. He has shared these insights in various Green Section Record articles and has spoken at numerous state and regional turf conferences over the years. Recently, Dick has served as a host for numerous USGA Green Section field trips to teach ultradwarf bermudagrass surface management at daily fee courses.

On behalf of the USGA, please join us in thanking Mr. Dick Schulz for his efforts in supporting and promoting the game of golf. His consistent and loyal service to the USGA is greatly appreciated.

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

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