Although only a member of the MGCSA for eleven years, Roger Stewart CGCS, has been a shining example of the quality individual necessary to receive the Distinguished Service Award. This honor, to be granted at the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Annual Meeting on January 16 during the Northern Green Conference, recognizes Roger for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents profession.
Roger began his career as a Golf Course Superintendent in 1975 in the Chicago area and held that position at three different clubs before he began his tenure with the TPC Network in 1996, with the construction, grow-in and subsequent golf course maintenance operations of TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton, New Jersey. Prior to coming to the TPC Network, Roger worked as a Golf Course Superintendent for over 20 years in the Chicago area and then in the Twin Cities in 2008. Roger retired from the TPC Twin Cities two years ago and continues support of the golf industry as a consultant.
Distinguished Service award checklist for MGCSA:
The required point total necessary to be considered for the MGCSA Distinguished Service Award can be a combination of any of the following. The minimum number of points necessary for the DSA Award is 25.
Roger Stewart CGCS, was nominated by TPC Twin Cities Superintendent Mark Michalski and approved by the MGCSA Board of Directors.
Roger has achieved the following statistics:
Terms on the MGCSA BOD = 2 points per term, including officer position, 4 maximum 4
Officer Position = 1 point per office elected 4
Audubon Certification and re-certification = 2 points, 4 maximum 4
MGCSA Membership =1 point per decade 1
ESI Award = 2 points maximum 2
Support of the University of MN research plots = 2 points, 4 maximum 4
Support of the GCSAA committee members = 2 points, 4 maximum 4
GCSAA, MTGF and Allied Association BOD = 1 point per year, 3 maximum 3
Certification 2 points then= 1 per renewal, 5 maximum 5
MGCSA event participation = 2 maximum 2
Civic Community Service points =1 point for each position 3 maximum
Mentor potential= 1 point per through superintendent class, 3 maximum 2
Any MGCSA, GCSAA or industry Presentations =1 per presentation, 4 maximum 4
Any MGCSA, GCSAA or industry articles written =1 per article, 3 maximum
Completion of any MGCSA Environmental Initiative Packet = 3 points per packet
Contribution to golf that can’t be anticipated = 5 points maximum
Roger Stewart CGCS Running total: 39
Join your peers on January 16 to hear more about Roger’s illustrious career and celebrate his accomplishments.
Congratulations Roger on your outstanding career.