9th Annual GEC Student Scholarship Golf Tournament

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 / 12 p.m. Shotgun Start / Jekyll Island Golf Club


The Annual Georgia Environmental Conference (GEC) will host the 8th Annual Student Scholarship Golf Tournament on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at the Jekyll Island Golf Club. The GEC Student Scholarship Fund supports students from colleges and universities in Georgia and the Southeast Region who are pursuing environmental industry-related programs of study. All net proceeds from the tournament will directly fund the GEC Student Scholarship Program.

Tournament Details

Space is limited; golfers will be placed on a FIRST-RESPONDED, FIRST-RESERVED basis.
• Entry fee is $150 per individual golfer or $550 per foursome.
• Players who register as individuals will be grouped based on handicap.
• Format is “Four-Man Scramble/Best Ball.”
• Full use of the practice facility with practice balls will be available at no charge.
• Mulligans and prize raffle tickets can be purchased at registration.
• Appropriate golf attire is required at all times.
• Jekyll Island Golf Club has a “soft spike” shoe policy.
• Recognition prizes will be awarded to first and second place teams.
• Contests include Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.

Boxed lunches will be provided to players at tee off. An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the tournament with contest and winning teams recognition, and prize drawing at that time.

*Player Registration – CLOSED


You can include registration for the golf tournament as part of your GEC Attendee registration. If you have already registered as a GEC Attendee and would like to add golf, please email Jill Geraghty.

First Green Program

Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America’s (GCSAA) First Green program is a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) environmental outreach program that uses the golf course as a living laboratory. K-12 students participate in hands-on, outdoor learning stations that include lessons on wildlife habitat, soil science, environmental sustainability, mathematics, water conservation, water quality, career exploration, as well as provides students a first-hand look into the life of a golf course superintendent.

On the course, three stations will be set up to display the STEM education golf course superintendents utilize each day. These stations will consist of cool tools used on the greens, such as cup cutters and soil prisms, soil science demos on water infiltration, as well as equipment utilized on various areas of turf maintenance. The water quality and conservation learning station will highlight technology and practices utilized by golf course superintendents to apply water on the course in an efficient manner. Additionally, characterizations of wildlife live on the property and the environmental stewardship practices that are implemented will be demonstrated.

GEC Golf Tournament (Aug. 22, 2023) – Sponsor Levels & Benefits

Tournament Sponsor:

Awards Ceremony Sponsor: $500 (1/2 available)

Company logo on tournament signage
Company signage at awards reception (provided by sponsor)
Opportunity to provide promotional items, giveaways, and raffle items
Recognition and opportunity to speak at tournament awards ceremony

Beverage Cart Sponsor:

Contest Sponsors: $350 (2/2 available; Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive)

Company logo on tournament signage
Signage placed at contest location
Opportunity to provide promotional items, giveaways, and raffle items
Opportunity to provide volunteers to be present at contest hole

Individual Hole Sponsors: $200 (8/16 available)

Company logo on tournament signage
Signage placed at your hole(s)
Opportunity to provide promotional items, giveaways, and raffle items
Opportunity to be present at sponsored hole(s) to greet golfers

Terms and Conditions

All prices are shown in U.S. dollars.
Sponsorship monies paid to GEC may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. They are not deductible as contribution or gifts for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Sponsorship must be paid in full before GEC 2023.
Refund Policy: Cancellation notifications prior to July 31, 2023 will be issued a 90% refund. Cancellations between August 1 and August 14, 2023 will be issued a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after August 14, 2023. Substitutions are welcome with written notification.

More Information

If you would like to lend your support as a golf tournament sponsor, please register through the GEC Sponsor Registration link. For questions about sponsorships and/or the tournament, please contact Keith Cole, Chairman – GEC Student Scholarship Golf Tournament, at 678.388.1648 or kcole@ramboll.com.