Education Support Foundation



Knowledge Equals Success
In 1996 the Michigan Golf Course Owners 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 honour.

The core belief of the MGCOA "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.

Grants and Awards

Each year we recognize the creative drive of individuals and golf courses by providing grants for Player Development Leadership and Entrepreneurship. All members are invited to submit applications for these grants, given at our Golf Business Conference. If you have an idea that has benefitted your golf course, send it in. If you have administered a successful Player Development program, send it in.

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

2016 Player Development Leadership Application
(downloadable Microsoft Word document)
Dul Family Player Development Leadership Award

2016 John Dodge Carpe Diem Award
(downloadable Microsoft Word document)





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Kate M. Moore, Executive Director
c: 517-230-8040

Jada Paisley, CMP Associate Director
c: 517-285-4195

Milt Senter, Special Projects Coordinator
c: 517-896-5222

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

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