The comments below are just a sample of the industry leaders who’ve partnered with Eco Turf Consulting to produce industry changing moments.
What Industry Leaders Say About Ken Benoit.
“Ken has been a successful turfgrass professional for over 2 decades and supt. for nearly 20 years, and an industry leader for the last 10 years in his service the MetGCSA. He was able to identify the mounting environmental pressure that was building against golf and water use and water quality protection, and went to work!
His leadership of the NYS BMP project, that published the first fully on-line collection of BMP’s, established the foundation of an expansive state-wide environmental stewardship program. This program has a new website, case studies, videos, publications, and now working to have all NYS Golf Facilities perform the GCSAA Facility-based BMP.
I hope the attention Ken is able to generate for this herculean effort shines a light on the good work under way on golf courses and educates on a sustainable path forward that is committed to preserving and protecting water quality and the golf course ecosystem.”
— Frank Rossi, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Horticulture, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
“Ken has been an excellent resource for students in Penn State’s Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program. His commitment to guiding them in a broad range of topics including career planning and the importance of environmental stewardship responsibilities has benefitted the PSU Turfgrass Management Program.
“Ken is an industry leader in the development of Best Management Practices for golf courses. His unparalleled work with New York golf courses and state regulators serves as an example for the golf course industry throughout the United States and internationally.”
— John Kaminski, Ph.D., Associate Head, Director Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program, Penn State University
“Many years ago and when I first heard about Ken Benoit, I was told that he was a true professional and leader when it comes to environmental stewardship and golf course maintenance. I got to know him personally over the years and watched his many accomplishments on the golf course, within the chapter, for his profession and for the industry. They were absolutely right about him. Ken really portrays his professionalism, leadership, knowledge, and outstanding character with the Best Management Practices program throughout the golf course industry.”
— Mark Johnson, Associate Director, Environmental Programs, GCSAA