The OGCSA Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee have selected Luke Huntington, Widgi Creek Golf Club and Matthew Lawson, Oswego Lake Country Club as the 2023 recipients of the OGCSA – Oregon State University Turfgrass Management PACE Course Series Scholarship.
The OGCSA matched the generous donation from OSU Turfgrass to make this scholarship opportunity available to two deserving candidates. The OGCSA – OSU Pace Course Scholarship is designed to support an OGCSA member or an employee of an OGCSA member interested in advancing their knowledge in the turfgrass management profession. Both Luke and Matthew received full registrations to the OSU Turfgrass PACE Courses working toward a Certificate in Turfgrass Management from OSU. Congratulations!!!
“It’s fantastic to receive the chance to better myself, and that I’m thankful to both the OGCSA and OSU.” – Luke Huntington
In 2015 Luke started on the crew as a Greenkeeper at Widgi Creek Golf Club. In 2018 he was promoted to the Foreman position and in 2019 he was promoted again to Assistant Superintendent. Outside of work Luke is part of assorted groups for motorcycles, tech, and gaming.
“I’m grateful to have received the OSU Turfgrass Management PACE Scholarship from the OGCSA. It will help me continue to learn and excel in the industry. This credential will also allow me to advance in my career, which is one of my long-term goals. Thanks for this opportunity!” – Matthew Lawson
The game of golf has always been a part of Matthew’s life and in 1990 he began working in the industry as a caddy. Over the past 30 years, Matthew has worked in various capacities at golf courses leading to his current position as a greenkeeper at Oswego Lake Country Club since 2015. In his free time Matthew is an avid recreational golfer, skier and father.
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