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Green Start Academy

Green Start Academy is an all-expenses-paid, two-and-a-half-day leadership and development program for assistant superintendents held at the Bayer and John Deere facilities in North Carolina. Since 2005, the goal for this program has been to help assistant superintendents build a strong foundation for their careers, as well as to support the future of golf courses and the entire industry.

Attendees have the unique opportunity to network with peers and receive valuable insights from industry leaders. With topics from career development to budgeting to labor management, the Green Start Academy provides attendees with the education, networking and career insights they need to excel as superintendents and lead our industry into the next decade and beyond.


World-class training for assistant superintendents
October 25 -27, 2017

To apply, assistant superintendents must submit an online application, résumé, cover letter and an essay on the future of the golf industry. The 2016 advisory panel will evaluate and select the 50 highest-ranked applicants to attend the October event. Deadline for application is by 5:00 pm ESDT Monday, June 26, 2017.


Program Timeline

Application period: May 22 - June 26, 2017
Panelist evaluation period: July 10 - July 28, 2017
Selection notification: Week of August 7, 2017
Registration/book travel: August 21 - Sept 22, 2017
Program: October 25 - 27, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn, Crabtree, 3912 Arrow Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617

We’re proud to say we have over 550 graduates from across the U.S. and Canada.

That's 11 years of recruiting the best in the industry! If you’re an Academy alum and know of a great candidate, please share our page to get the word out about this exciting opportunity.

Click here to see the list of Canadian Alumni from 2015-16 

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