Mission/Objectives

Mission Statement
 
VGCSA is dedicated to leading the golf industry by serving its members and advancing the profession and the game of golf. 
 
Objectives
 
To accomplish that mission, VGCSA has established specific objectives:
 
  • Professional affiliation on state and national levels
  • Educational opportunities to advance professional growth
  • Industry research to improve turfgrass management
  • Advocacy on behalf of member and industry interests
  • Networking to promote exchange of ideas among members
  • Providing resources to promote member interaction
  • Scholarships and awards to recognize top turfgrass students and industry leaders
  • Public relations activities to support member communications and industry image
Programs
 
To achieve these objectives, the VGCSA currently engages in a number of programs:
  • Affiliation and liaison with GCSAA and local associations in Virginia
  • Educational programs at local association and statewide events
  • Endorsed trade show and annual conference for members
  • Funding of turfgrass research initiatives at Virginia universities
  • Industry survey on cultural practices and the superintendent’s profession
  • Monitoring proposed legislation affecting the industry and providing professional consultation to government committees
  • Periodic chapter and state meetings to promote networking opportunities, supported by electronic “chat” platform
  • Periodic local and state golf events to provide networking opportunities and fundraising for industry initiatives
  • Provision of member resources including member directory, newsletter and web site
  • Funding of student scholarships and awards program to recognize industry leaders
  • Communications programs to enhance the image of the industry and the profession