“Golf Course Management,” the official magazine of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, has a lengthy profile of ASGCA Past President Dr. Michael Hurdzan in their December issue. Hurdzan will receive the GCSAA Old Tom Morris Award in February.

The article profiles numerous aspects of Hurdzan’s extraordinary life, both on and off the golf course. He discusses some of his experiecens as a Green Beret, his early days shagging golf balls while his father taught at Beacon Light Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio, his respect for the environment and some of the more than 400 golf courses he has worked on during his career.

The article also includes comments from several of Hurdzan’s fellow ASGCA members.

“’He gives people what they want,’ says ASGCA Past President Pete Dye, 2003 Old Tom Morris Award recipient. ‘Mike’s done a lot of work that is good for the environment, and that is how it should be.’

“’He’s always been one of those people who lets his work talk for him. He doesn’t need to crow about it,” ASGCA President Bob Cupp says. ‘He is first and foremost a gentleman.’

“’My cup runneth over many times,’ says Hurdzan. ‘I truly have been blessed. Even things that weren’t so good were blessings. Sometimes it just takes time to find out why.’”

The complete “Golf Course Management” article can be found here.