As 2014 comes to a close, we are highlighting those who made an impact in the world of golf course maintenance this year. From having a “Tough Chin” to eating “Humble Pie” to “Seeing Into the Future,” these individuals stand out.

David Robinson has a vision of what golf course maintenance will be, and he’s putting it into action…now.

Earlier this year, Robinson, Marriot Golf’s senior director of golf grounds, rolled out the Environmental Sustainability Performance Award Program, an initiative designed to serve as a benchmark for environmental stewardship across the company’s worldwide golf portfolio. As part of the program, 60 Marriot golf courses at 44 resorts in 13 countries are working to meet the program’s criteria, with each facility receiving an ESPA commendation signifying their commitment to environmental leadership.

Robinson’s vision for the future makes him the winner of Superintendent Magazine’s “Seeing into the Future” Award.