The big show, anchored by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), was held Feb. 23-Feb. 26 in San Antonio, with most activities occurring at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Here are some of the things we saw and heard at the show:
It was apropos that Keith Ihms, who grew up on a Texas farm, concluded his GCSAA presidency at the show in San Antonio. Ihms also graduated from Texas A&M University.
Ihms is currently the golf course maintenance manager at Bella Vista Village in Bella Vista, Arkansas. He was honored during the show for his tenure.
Ihms endured personal hardship during his time on the board. His wife passed away a few years ago. Ihms also lost his job as director of grounds maintenance at the Country Club of Little Rock (Arkansas) shortly after his presidency began.
“You have been steadfast,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said in his remarks during the tribute. “You should feel a sense of accomplishment.”