Tim Kreger (right), Executive Director at the CGCSA, presents Jim Huntoon (left), HGTC Associate Professor of Golf and Sports Turf Management, with award for service.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) proudly announces that Associate Professor Jim Huntoon, a distinguished faculty member in the Golf & Sports Turf Management program, has been recognized and honored by the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association (CGCSA) for his outstanding contributions to the association over the years.
Jim Huntoon, who has been an integral part of the HGTC community since January 2023, was presented with this honor in light of his four-year service on the CGCSA board of directors. His dedication and leadership within the association have left a lasting impact, contributing to the success and growth of the CGCSA.
A graduate of Iowa State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community and Regional Planning and Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 2001 with an Associate of Science Degree in Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management, Jim's journey in the golf course industry spans over two decades. With a passion for golf that extends beyond the classroom, he has held various positions, including Assistant Superintendent, Transitional Director of Agronomy, Transition Team Member, and Superintendent, accumulating a wealth of industry experience.
Jim shares his perspective on his journey, stating, "I am in the golf business because I love golf. I feel the most important aspect of the golf business is golf. I work hard to never lose sight of that fact."
His commitment to the industry and the sport is evident in his extensive experience and continuous efforts to instill a genuine love for golf in his students at HGTC.
Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President, commended Jim's achievements, saying, "We are incredibly proud of Associate Professor Jim Huntoon for this well-deserved recognition. With over 20 years of experience, his dedication to the golf course industry and his commitment to our students make him an invaluable asset to the HGTC community."
The acknowledgment from the CGCSA highlights not only Jim's individual accomplishments but also the excellence and expertise that HGTC faculty bring to the broader golf community.
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