The Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association (EGCSA) recently announce that Wayne Kappauf, CGCS, has received the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association (FGCSA) Presidents Award for Lifetime Service. Having been instrumental in the affairs of both the EGCSA and the FGCSA while serving as a Board of Director for each, and having been employed for almost 30 years in the turfgrass industry as a golf course superintendent, Kappauf certainly meets all of the qualifications for the award.
Kappauf has been employed as the golf course superintendent at Island Country Club in Marco Island since 1995. Previously he was the golf course superintendent at Quail Run Golf Club in Naples from 1982-1995. Kappauf grew up in Naples and graduated from Naples High School in 1978. He then attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland and graduated in 1982 with a B.S. in Business Management.
Kappauf has been an active member of the EGCSA since 1982. He is past president and served on the EGCSA Board of Directors from 1991-1996 and 2000-present. An avid golfer he has served the EGCSA for numerous years as the chair of the golf committee. A Certified Golf Course Superintendent since 1993, Kappauf enjoys the friendships and brotherhood of the profession and compares it to his fraternity days at Florida Southern. Married to Melody in 2002, Wayne has a daughter Aimee (30) and son Kyle (24) from a previous marriage and grandfather to Christopher (10) and one-year-old Kayla.