"Scott Family" Educational Support Foundation

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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.

A Commitment to the Future—Donate Today!

Help fulfil the mission of the MGCA "Scott Family" Educational Support Foundation by supporting our efforts. Both individual and business contributions are tax deductible.

2023 Educational Support Foundation Trustees

Trustee Name

Golf Course


Bill Mory, Chair

Meridian Sun Golf Club

2023, 2024, 2025  Officer

Jay Eccleton

The Emerald Golf Course

2023, 2024, 2025

Bill Johnson

Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort

2023, 2024, 2025

Gilda Johnson

Lake Forest Golf Club

2023, 2024, 2025

Chase Kuyers

Pigeon Creek Golf Course

2023, 2024, 2025

Chris Sobieck

The Mines Golf Course

2023, 2024, 2025

Tom Schwark

Sycamore Hills Golf Club

2023, 2024, 2025

Brenda Velandra

Raisin Valley Golf Club

2023, 2024, 2025

Lowell Weaver

The Medalist Golf Club

2023, 2024, 2025

Frank Guastella

Franklin Golf Management

2022, 2023, 2024

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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