Fundraiser/Scholarships

About the SIGCSA Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser

The SIGCSA annually holds a fundraiser each fall and makes a yearly donation to Turfgrass Research and makes scholarships available to SIGCSA Members. This year the SIGCSA donated $1,000 to scholarship applicants for college tuition and plan to donate $2,000 to the University of Missouri Turfgrass Program in conjunction with the MVGCSA to benefit a Turfgrass Research project beneficial to our region. The SIGCSA offers $1,000 Legacy college scholarships for children or grandchildren as a benefit to our members.


2021 Annual Fundraiser Golf Event

The 2021 SIGCSA Annual Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser  Golf Event was held on Wednesday Sept. 1st at Green Hills Country Club in Mt Vernon, IL

Golf format was 4 person teams competing for prizes in 3 flights, skins game and closest to the hole competitions.

Special thank you to Green Hills CC for hosting this years event and kudos to our Host Superintendent Chris Ashby and his staff for preparing and setting up the course for a great day of golf. 80 players enjoyed a great day of golf and camaraderie.

Proceeds from this years event help fund three $1,000 Gene Schulte Memorial  Legacy Scholarships and fund Turfgrass Research that is beneficial to Southern IL.
2021 Gene Schulte Memorial Legacy Scholarship Recipients are
Bryce Anderson, Alexis Gray & Boston Betz
Congratulations to all!!
The three $1,000 Gene Schulte Memorial Legacy Scholarships will be presented at the October Annual Meeting at Roland Barkau Memorial GC on 10/12 and the SIGCSA will once again make a contribution to turfgrass research from money raised at this years Fundraiser.
Congratulations to this years Champion Team with a winning score of 16 under 56!!
The HMG Engineering Team consisted of John Kueper, Jon Hummert, Mark Wessel  and  Jason Wiegman
Also a special thank you to all the vendors and facilities who contributed to the raffle table

The SIGCSA would like to recognize the sponsors whose contributions made the 2021 Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser a success.

Please give their company or business consideration when  possible!

Gold Partner

Advanced Turf Solutions   MTI Distributing (Toro)           Site One  

Silver Partners

Erb Turf  Equipment (John Deere)   Heartland Turf Farms Inc.    MPR Supply 

Bronze Partners

BASF   Syngenta     Winfield United

Affiliate Members

Battery Specialists       Bayer  EZGO/Cushman          Gateway Turf Support   Green Choice    Helena   Perfect Play Fields    PBI Gordon    Quali Pro    Schaefer Meyer Seed Sod              Turfwerks

Hole Sponsor Supporters

Anonymous    Annbriar Golf Course     Bent Oak Golf Course   Carpenter Electric   Columbia Golf Course     EC Grow    Effingham Country Club       Far Oaks Golf Club  Gateway National GL      GreensPro     Krehbiel Accounting     Little Egypt Golf Cars        

Merz Vault        Metropolitan Amateur Golf Assoc.   Mid America Web (Compu-Type)      

Midlife Acoustics on Duo      Mitchel Printing      MVGCSA   Nu Farm  Oakbrook Golf Club

Red Hawk GC Bar & Grill      Rend Lake Golf Course      Spencer T Olin GC/Rolling Hills GC

he Rock/ Arlington Greens     Steve and Mary Dickinson     Stonewolf Golf Club          Sunset Hills Country Club    The Orchards Golf Course    Trenton House Restaurant         

Special Recognition to Event Sponsors

Lunch, Appetizers & Beverages Sponsored in part by

Advanced Turf Solutions   MTI Distributing  Site One      Steve & Mary Dickinson

 

Par 3 Closest to the Hole Prizes $50 Pro Shop Gift Certificate  Courtesy

MTI Distributing

 


2020 Annual Fundraiser Golf Event

The 2020 SIGCSA Annual Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser  Golf Event was held on Thursday Sept. 24th at Spencer T Olin G C in Alton, IL

Golf format was 4 person teams competing for prizes in 3 flights, skins game and closest to the hole competitions.

Special thank you to Spencer T Olin GC for hosting this years event and kudos to our Host Superintendent Tim Johnson and his staff for preparing and setting up the course for a great day of golf. 96 players enjoyed a great day of golf and camaraderie despite Covid-19 restrictions limiting some of the usual Fundraiser activities.

Proceeds from this years event help fund two $1,000 Gene Schulte Memorial  Legacy Scholarships and fund Turfgrass Research that is beneficial to Southern IL.
2020 Gene Schulte Memorial Legacy Scholarship Recipients are
Nathan Brown & Charlie Galentine
Congratulations to both!!
The two $1,000 Gene Schulte Memorial Legacy Scholarships will be presented at the October Annual Meeting at Green Hills CC on 10/22 and the SIGCSA will once again make a contribution to the University of Missouri Turfgrass Program from money raised at this years Fundraiser.
Congratulations to this years Champion Team with a winning score of 18 under 54!!
Union County CC Team of James Gray, Greg Choate , Sam Waters and  Davin Hannuksela
Also a special thank you to all the vendors and facilities who contributed to the raffle table

The SIGCSA would like to recognize the sponsors whose contributions made the 2020 Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser a success.

Please give their company or business consideration when  possible!

Gold Partner

Advanced Turf Solutions   

Silver Partners

EZGO / Cushman    Erb Turf  Equipment (John Deere)

Heartland Turf Farms Inc.   MTI Distributing (Toro)           Site One  

Bronze Partners

MPR Supply   Syngenta     Winfield United

Affiliate Members

BASF     Battery Specialists       Bayer     Gateway Turf Support   Green Choice    Helena     Keeven Bros Sod Farms      Perfect Play Fields    Nu Farm    PBI Gordon    Quali Pro    Schaefer Meyer Seed Sod         Select Source LLC    St Clair FS      Turfwerks

Hole Sponsor Supporters

Carpenter Electric  Columbia GC     Donnewald Distributing    EC Grow                       Effingham CC       Gateway National GL     GreensPro    HMG Engineering                                         Intelligent Industrial Strategies           Krehbiel Accounting    Merz Vault                                     Metropolitan Amateur Golf Assoc.                 Mid America Golf Ball Retrieva             Mid America Web (Compu-Type)     Mitchel Printing          Oakrook GC       Rain For Rent      Red Hawk GC Bar & Grill    Rend Lake GC    Spencer T Olin GC/Rolling Hills GC /The Rock Arlington Greens GC    The Orchards            Trenton House Restaurant            TriCounty FS

Special Recognition to Event Sponsors

1st Place Plaques

All Star Distributing(Skip Berkmeyer)

Beverage  Sponsors sponsored in part by

EZGO Cushman , Heartland Turf Farms & Donnewald Distributing (Anheuser Busch)

Lunch & Appetizers sponsored in part by

Advanced Turf Solutions & GreensPro

Closest to the Hole Par 3’s

MTI Distributing

Thanks to all who contributed and took time off from their busy schedule to participate in the 2020 Annual Fundraiser  Golf Event

 



2019 Annual Fundraiser Golf Event

The 2019 SIGCSA Annual Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser  Golf Event was held on Wednesday Sept. 25th at Stonewolf Golf Club in Caseyville, IL

Golf format was 4 person teams competing for prizes in 3 flights, skins game and closest to the hole competitions.

Special thank you to Stonewolf GC for hosting this years event and kudos to our Host Superintendent John Goodman and his staff for preparing and setting up the course for a great day of golf. 108 players enjoyed a great day of golf and camaraderie.

Proceeds from this years event help fund five $1,000 Gene Schulte Memorial  Legacy Scholarships and fund Turfgrass Research that is beneficial to Southern IL.
2019 Gene Schulte Memorial Legacy Scholarship Recipients
Andrew Ashby
Gabriella Daugherty
Grace Kane
Samuel Kane
Jamie Wylie
Congratulations to all!!
The five $1,000 Gene Schulte Memorial Legacy Scholarships will be presented at the October Annual Meeting at Arlington Greens GC 10/16 and the SIGCSA will once again make a contribution to the University of Missouri Turfgrass Program from money raised at this years Fundraiser.
Congratulations to this years Champion Team with a winning score of 21 under 51!!
MPR Supply Team of Mike Hartman, JW Best, Vince Lopicolo and Michael Ehlers
Also a special thank you to all the vendors and facilities who contributed to the raffle table

The SIGCSA would like to recognize the sponsors whose contributions  made the 2019 Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser a success.

Please give their company or business consideration when  possible!

 Gold Partner

Advanced Turf Solutions     

Silver Partners

EZGO / Cushman    Erb Turf  Equipment (John Deere)

Heartland Turf Farms Inc.   MTI Distributing (Toro)           Site One  

Bronze Partners

BASF         Winfield United

 Supreme Turf Products      Syngenta

 SIGCSA Affiliate Members 

                         Battery Specialists       Bayer          FMC     

            Gateway Turf Support      MPR Supply      Perfect Play Fields

            Quali Pro      Redexim Turf Products          Select Source LLC  

         Schaefer  Meyer Seed Sod      St Clair FS          Turfwerks

Hole Sponsor Supporters

Carpenter Electric    Columbia GC & Columbia Bridges GC      EC Grow     Far Oaks GC                  Gateway National Golf Links            Grey Eagle Distributing        Effingham CC    GreensPro   HMG Engineering      Intelligent Industrial Strategies     Krehbiel Accounting      Mitchel Printing     Merz Vault  Metropolitan Amateur Golf Assoc.   Mid America Web             Nu Farm       Oakbrook GC    Red Hawk Golf & Grille          Rend Lake Golf Resort    

Spencer T Olin GC/Arlington GC/Rck Springs GC/Rolling Hills GC     Sunset Hills CC                   The Orchards GC   Trenton House Restaurant   TriCounty FS   

Denny Luehder & Sally Jones (Friends of Golf)

Special Recognition to Event Sponsors

1st Place Plaques

All Star Distributing (Skip Berkmeyer)

 Beverage  Sponsors sponsored in part by

EZGO Cushman & Grey Eagle Distributing

 Lunch & Appetizers sponsored in part by

Advanced Turf Solutions & FMC

 Closest to the Hole Par 3’s

          MTI Distributing

Thanks to all who contributed and took time off from their busy schedule to participate in the 2019 Annual Fundraiser  Golf Event

About the SIGCSA Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser

The SIGCSA annually holds a fundraiser each fall and makes a yearly donation to Turfgrass Research and makes scholarships available to SIGCSA Members. This year the SIGCSA donated $1,000 to scholarship applicants for college tuition and plan to donate $2,000 to the University of Missouri Turfgrass Program in conjunction with the MVGCSA to benefit a Turfgrass Research project beneficial to our region. The SIGCSA offers $1,000 Legacy college scholarships for children or grandchildren as a benefit to our members.

2018 Annual SIGCSA Fundraiser Golf Event

2018 Annual Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Scramble was conducted Wednesday September 13th at Tamarack Golf Club in O’Fallon, IL.

116 players enjoyed a great day of golf at Tamarack Golf Club.

The day began with a lunch buffet at 11 followed by a 18 hole 4 person scramble. Appetizers and awards followed the golf.

Special thanks to the management of Tamarack GCl, course Supt. Brian Borah and Golf Professionals  Steve Liter and Mark Morphy for providing an excellent venue for the Annual Fundraiser.

Through the generosity of all participants, Affiliate Vendors and Hole Sponsors this years Fundraiser was able to award 1 Gene Schulte Memorial Scholarship and raise money for Turfgrass Research at the University of Missouri Turf Program.

A $1,000.00 Gene Schulte Memorial Legacy Scholarship was awarded to:

Katelyn Ashby   Congratulations !

2018 Contributing Hole Sponsors

Silver Partners

  • Advanced Turf Solutions
  • Erb Turf Equipment
  • EZGO – Cushman
  • Heartland Turf Farms Inc.
  • MTI Distributing (Toro)
  • Site One
  • Supreme Turf Products

Bronze Partners

  • BASF
  • Winfield United

SIGCSA Affiliate Members

  • Battery Specialists
  • Bayer
  • Gateway Turf Support
  • MPR Supply
  • Quali Pro
  • Redexim Turf Products
  • Schuette Seeds
  • Schaefer-Meyer Seed/Sod
  • Syngenta
  • Turfwerks

Hole Sponsor Supporters

  • Bank of O’Fallon
  • Brookside Agra
  • Carpenter Electric
  • Cleary Nu Farm
  • CompuType
  • Dow Agra Sciences
  • EC Grow
  • Effingham CC
  • Gateway National Golf Links
  • GreensPro
  • Grey Eagle Distributing
  • Helena
  • HMG Engineering
  • Krehbiel Accounting
  • Merz Vault Co INC
  • Metropolitan Amateur Golf Assoc.
  • Mid America Golf Ball Retrieving
  • Mitchel Printing
  • Munie Greencare Professionals
  • Pollock Landscaping
  • Rain For Rent
  • Rend Lake GC
  • Sunset Hills Country Club
  • The Orchards GC
  • Trenton House Restaurant


2017 Annual SIGCSA Fundraiser Golf Event

2017 Annual Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Scramble was conducted Wednesday September 20th at Gateway National Golf links in Madison, IL.

116 players enjoyed a great day of golf at Gateway National Golf Links.

The day began with a lunch buffet at 11 followed by a 18 hole 4 person scramble. Appetizers and awards followed the golf.

Special thanks to the management of Gateway National, course Supt. Steve Leach and Director of Golf Shawn Barnes for providing an excellent venue for the Annual Fundraiser.

Through the generousity of all participants, Afilliate Vendors and Hole Sponsors this years Fundraiser was able to award 3 Gene Schulte Memorial Scholarships and raise money for Turfgrass Research at the University of Missouri Turf Program.

A $1,000.00 Gene Schulte Memorial Legacy Scholarship was awarded to:

Madison Brown, Adam Kane and Mallory Zoller

Congratulations to all!

2017 Contributing Hole Sponsors

Silver Partners

  • Advanced Turf Solutions
  • Erb Turf Equipment
  • John Deere Golf
  • EZGO – Cushman
  • Midwest Turf Inc.
  • MTI Distributing (Toro)
  • Site One
  • Supreme Turf Products

Bronze Partners

  • BASF
  • Heartland Turf Farms Inc.

SIGCSA Affiliate Members

  • Battery Specialists
  • Bayer
  • MPR Supply
  • Patten Seeds
  • Redexim Turf Products
  • Schuette Seeds
  • Schaefer-Meyer Seed/Sod
  • Syngenta
  • Winfield

Hole Sponsor Supporters

  • Carpenter Electric
  • Cleary Nu Farm
  • CompuType
  • Dow Agra Sciences
  • EC Grow
  • Effingham CC
  • GreensPro
  • Grey Eagle Distributing
  • HMG Engineering
  • Krehbiel Accounting
  • Malisko Engineering
  • Merz Vault Co INC
  • Metropolitan Amateur Golf Assoc.
  • Mitchel Printing
  • Munie Greencare Professionals
  • Pollock Landscaping
  • Quali-Pro
  • Rain For Rent
  • Rend Lake GC
  • Rolling Hills GC
  • Spencer T Olin GC
  • The Rock GC
  • The Orchards GC
  • Trenton House Restaurant
  • Turfwerks

SIGCSA President James Gray presents $1,000 Legacy Scholarship checks to 2018 recipients at the Annual Meeting in October at Greenview GC

Jim Ashby accepts check for Mallory Zoller
Tim Johnson accepts check for Adam Kane
Tom Brown accepts check for Madison Brown

Timeline of Past Fundraiser Notes & Photos

Host Supt. Brian Borah

One Legacy Scholarship was presented to Katelyn Ashby

$2,000.00 was donated to University of Missouri Turfgrass program

Host Supt. Steve Leach

3 $1,000.00 Scholarships awarded to; Madison Brown, Adam Kane and Mallory Zoller

$2,000.00 to be donated to University of Missouri Turfgrass Program

Host Supt: Tim Johnson

3 $1,000.00 Scholarships awarded; Colleen Ashby, Foster Gundlach and Jack McDonald

Host Supt: Mike Clark

Course Owner: Steve Whritenour

3 $1,000 scholarships awarded; Carly Shields, Courtney Smith, Megan Zoller

Host Supt: Lee Miller

2 $1,000 scholarships awarded Thomas Simpson, Andrew Simpson

Host Supt: Mike Daugherty

2 $1,000 Scholarships awarded: MacKenzie Zoller, Delani Graves-Napier.

The 2013 Annual Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Event was conducted at Sunset Hills Country Club, Edwardsville, IL on Monday October 7th with Mike Daugherty serving as Host Golf Course Superintendent. As always the SIGCSA would like to extend its gratitude to all of the paticipants, sponsors and the entire staff at Sunset Hills Country Club for their contributions to make the event a success.

Two $1,000.00 scholarships each were awarded this year.

Scholarship recipients:

  • Delani Graves – Napier, Daughter of James Gray, Superintendent, Union County CC
  • MacKenzie Ellen Zoller, Granddaughter of Jim Ashby, Superintendent Rend Lake GC

Congratulations to both!

Host Supt: Josh Gaebe

3 $1,000 scholarships awarded: Corey Johnson, Cassy Shields, Ashley Siegel

The SIGCSA Annual Turfgrass Fundraiser Golf Scramble was held Thursday September 20th at Kokopelli Golf Club, with Josh Gaebe serving as Host Superintendent.

The SIGCSA wishes to thank all the generous Hole Sponsors and participants for their loyal support of the annual Turfgrass/Scholarship Fundraiser. We also want to thank the entire staff at The Links of Kokopelli for providing a wonderful venue for this years event.

Three Gene Schulte Memorial Scholarships of $1,000.00 each were awarded this year.

Scholarship recipients are:

  • Cory Johnson, Son of Tim Johnson – Assistant Supterintendent Sunset Hills Country Club
  • Cassy Shields, Daughter of Dave Shields – Supreme Turf Products
  • Ashley Siegel, Daughter of Allen Siegel – Superintendent Cardinal Creek Golf Course

Congratulations to all!

Host Supt: John Soetart

3 $1,000 scholarships awarded: Tyler Daugherty, Christian Gundlach, Alexandra McDonald.

There were 3 Gene Schulte Memorial Scholarship Award winners in 2011. The scholarships were awarded at the SIGCSA Fundraiser at Annbriar Golf Club on September 29th to:

  • Tyler Daugherty, son of Mike Daugherty of Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, IL
  • Christian Gundlach, daughter of Greg Gundlach of Heartland Turf Farms in Columbia, IL
  • Alexandra McDonald, daughter of Jeff and Carolyn McDonald of Twin Oaks Golf Club in Greenville, IL

Thank you note from Alexandra McDonald addressed to Mr. Watson, Board & Members of the SIGCSA:

I want to thank you for the generous scholarship. I am a freshman at S.L.U. studying nursing and this check has helped cover book expenses and some tuition costs.  My entire life my Dad has been a golf course Superintendent. I seen first hand the commitment, hard work & time dedicated to his profession. I have the utmost respect for all of you. The past 5 years, I helped mow and work in the clubhouse @ Twin Oaks & appreciate what you do!

Sincerely & again Thanks!

-Alex McDonald

Host Supt: Chris Ashby

1 scholarship awarded $1,000.00 to Andrew McDonald

The 2010 Gene Schulte Memorial Scholarship winner was Andrew McDonald, son of Jeff and Carolyn McDonald of Twin Oaks Golf Club. The Scholarship was awarded at the SIGCSA Fundraiser in September at Green Hills Country Club.

Host Supt: Mike Daugherty

Scholarships Awarded to; Chelsi Braye, Ashley Rakers $1,000.00 ea

June 2009 marked the passing of longtime SIGCSA Executive Director Mr. Gene Schulte and to honor the contributions and the dedication to the SIGCSA the Legacy Scholarship has been renamed the Gene Schulte Memorial Scholarship.

There were two applicants for the inaugural scholarship of the Gene Schulte Memorial Scholarship and these were awarded at the SIGCSA 2009 Fundraiser held at Sunset Hills CC in Edwardsville, IL.  The recipients were Chelsi Braye daughter of Bryan Braye Superintendent of Greenville CC in Greenville,IL and Ashley Rakers daughter of  Paul Smith Superintendent of Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese, IL. Congratulations!!

Gene's wife Mary Jo and son Tim presenting the scholarships to Bryan Braye
Gene's wife Mary Jo and son Tim presenting the scholarships to Paul Smith.

Host Supt: Mike Daugherty

Scholarship awarded to: Kyleigh Johnson

The 2008 Legacy Scholarship winner was Kyleigh Johnson, daughter of  Tim Johnson fron Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, IL. The Scholarship was awarded at the SIGCSA Fundraiser in September 2008.

Host Supt: Mike Daugherty

Host Supt: Jim Groves

Host Supt: Allen Siegel

Hunter Johnston Legacy scholarship winner $1,000.00

Host Supt. John Forys

Host Supt. Chris Ashby

Host Supt: John Soetaert

Host Supt: Allen Siegel

Host Supt: John Soetaert

Host Supt: Chris Ashby

Host Supt: Allen Siegel