In establishing the Green Section Award, the USGA wishes to honor those persons deserving special recognition for distinguished service to golf through work with turfgrass. Such persons may be involved in any phase of work with turfgrass, i.e., research, extension, superintendence, maintenance, etc.
The USGA believes that there are many such persons who have brought the game immeasurable contributions respecting the arena upon which the game is played. Their contributions and service may be evidenced by their achievements over a number of years or by a single act.
In continuing to present the Green Section Award, the USGA wishes to identify, celebrate and hold up for emulation individuals who exemplify outstanding contribution and dedication to the game of golf through their work with turfgrass. The award is given every year.