Golf Industry News // John Deere is supporting GCSAA’s First Green Program (

John Deere Golf has made a donation to the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), to support First Green, which provides hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at golf courses.

John Deere Golf will be the exclusive sponsor of all equipment management education within the First Green curriculum.

Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1997 prior to GCSAA assuming leadership in 2018, First Green is the only STEM education and environmental outreach program that uses golf courses as living laboratories. 

Each field trip averages 75 students who learn about golf and the environment. For many students, these “outdoor classrooms” represent their first exposure to a golf course. 

With this donation, John Deere Golf returns to the Foundation’s Platinum Tee Club, which recognizes…

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