From Golfdom Magazine
The 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum Innovation Award was presented to Glen Black, inventor of the Air2G2 aerification machine, at the conclusion of day one of the event held at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort and Spa.
The HSBC Golf Business Forum brings together international golf industry executives and decision makers and is being held in the United States for the first time. The Innovation Award recognizes the industry’s most creative and dynamic individuals.
A resident of nearby Jacksonville, Fla., Black was presented with the award at the HSBC Golf Business Forum Gala Dinner, having been selected by a panel of ten industry experts including Giles Morgan, global head of Sponsorship & Events, HSBC, Dr. Paul Hawkins, Ph.D., founder/creator, Hawk-Eye Innovations, Andrea Sartori, global head of Sport, KPMG, Jim Nugent, founder and publisher, Global Golf Post, and Joe Beditz, president and chief executive officer, National Golf Foundation, beating the competition from a short list of five from more than 50 entries.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be here at the HSBC Golf Business Forum and humbled to be included in the short list for the award, let alone take away the prize,” says Black,. “We’re really proud of our innovative approach to agronomy and truly believe our product has changed the landscape of the business and being recognized like this means a lot to us. One of our aims is to bring our product in to the forefront of every groundskeeper, agronomist and owner’s mind and hopefully this recognition will help us achieve that.”