Beaver Creek’s Rubin gets scholarship |

Beaver Creek’s Rubin gets scholarship

AVON ” Matt Rubin, a five-year employee for the Beaver Creek Golf Club, has been awarded a $1,500 Higher Education Scholarship from the Eagle Valley Golf Course Environmental Group (EVGCEG).

Rubin was a dedicated employee on the golf maintenance staff at the Beaver Creek Golf Course this summer and returned to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. last fall. Rubin is scheduled to complete his degree in professional golf turf management in early 2009. This intense two-year program provides technical and management skills for golf maintenance operations.

Created in 1996 by the Eagle Valley Golf Course Superintendents, EVGCEG members meet and discuss issues about the environment annually. Topics include water quality, noxious weeds, turfgrass and other golf course related issues.

Rubin is the first recipient of the new EVGCEG scholarship, which is available to members of the community committed or employed in the “green industry.” All applicants were enrolled in an accredited school of higher education and pursuing a career in the “green industry.”

According to Sonnenalp Golf Club superintendent Neil Tretter, EVGCEG is excited to begin this new scholarship program.

“The Vail Valley has many talented and dedicated employees in the golf and green industry,” said Tretter. “Matt Rubin’s commitment to Beaver Creek Golf Club and the environment is what we strive for in leaders of golf courses in the Eagle Valley.”

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