"Scott Family" Educational Support Foundation

Knowledge Equals Success

In 1996 the Michigan Golf Course Association created a separate tax exempt foundation with a mission of "providing training, education and professional development for Michigan golf course owners and operators." Because of the generous initial financial support from the Scott family of Gull Lake View Golf Course in Augusta, the Foundation was named in their honor.

The core belief of the MGCA "Scott Family" Educational Support Foundation is that continuing education opportunities are vital to the success of golf course owners and operators.

Activities of The ESF

The Foundation provides low cost seminars and training programs for owners, operators and key employees. Additionally, the Foundation helps underwrite the cost of presentations by nationally recognized speakers at our Golf Business Conference each fall.

2024 Educational Support Foundation Trustees

Bill Mory, Meridian Sun Golf Club 
2023, 2024, 2025  Officer

Jay Eccleton, The Emerald Golf Course
2023, 2024, 2025

Frank Guastella, Franklin Golf Management
2022, 2023, 2024

Bill Johnson, Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
2023, 2024, 2025

Gilda Johnson, Lake Forest Golf Club
2023, 2024, 2025

Chase Kuyers, Pigeon Creek Golf Course
2023, 2024, 2025

Tom Schwark, Sycamore Hills Golf Club
2023, 2024, 2025

Chris Sobieck, The Mines Golf Course
2023, 2024, 2025

Brenda Velandra, Raisin Valley Golf Club
2023, 2024, 2025

Lowell Weaver, The Medalist Golf Club
2023, 2024, 2025

Steve Tannar, The Majestic at Lake Walden
2022, 2023, 2024

Jada Paisley, Michigan Golf Course Association
Per By Laws Executive Director serves as a trustee.


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