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Duane Sander Honored with Chester H. Mendenhall Award

Duane Sander Honored with Chester H. Mendenhall Award


NORTHBROOK, Illinois, March 6, 2020 – Duane Sander, superintendent at KemperSports-managed Hodge Park Golf Club and Shoal Creek Golf Course, has received the Heart of America Chapter Golf Course Superintendents Association (HAGCSA) Chester H. Mendenhall Award.

The Chester H. Mendenhall Award is given annually to an individual who has devoted extensive time and effort to the promotion of golf, the art of greens-keeping and other related fields. Named after a golf course superintendent who dedicated his life to the profession, recipients of the Chester H. Mendenhall Award are chosen through nominations made by their colleagues.

“We are proud of Duane’s clear leadership in his field,” said Val D’ Souza, vice president of operations at KemperSports. “His work both on and off the course clearly demonstrates a dedication to bettering the game of golf and creating a world-class experience for our guests.”

In 2014 and 2002, Sander also received the HAGCSA Superintendent of the Year Award, which is given annually to the golf course superintendent who has demonstrated dedication and outstanding service to his or her procession.


About KemperSports

Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns, leases and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean. The company manages an award-winning portfolio including nationally-ranked courses, private clubs, municipal courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; Streamsong Resort; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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