If you didn’t see Trent Bouts’ superintendent column in The Sun News on Tuesday, he reported that Grand Strand resident Fred Meda will receive the distinguished service award from the 1,800-member Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association.
Meda, 68, was in charge of golf course maintenance for the former Myrtle Beach National company for nearly 30 years. When he retired in 2004, Meda oversaw maintenance on 10 MBN courses.
The presentation will be made Nov. 16 during the association’s 50th annual conference and trade show that occupies 100,000 square feet of exhibition space and provides more than 100 hours of formal education for members at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
It’s an honor that is well deserved.
Meda was influential in establishing the Palmetto Golf Course Superintendents Association along the Strand, spoke regularly at meetings and turf conferences around the country, won a Superintendent of the Year award from the Carolinas GCSA in the early ‘90s, was the association’s president in 1981, and consistently helped other superintendents throughout the Carolinas find solutions when issues arose on their courses.