2017 News Releases


J.D. Dockstader steps down as GCSAA chief operating officer

Aug 22, 2017

GCSAA Chief Operating Officer J.D. Dockstader has resigned, effective Sept. 29, to pursue other career interests. He joined the GCSAA staff in January 2014.
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Golf Course Management magazine launches new website

Aug 01, 2017

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Golf Course Superintendents Association of America welcomes The Toro Company as platinum level sponsor for Can Am Cup golf event

Jul 11, 2017

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Golf course superintendent Tom Height has a blast with pyrotechnics

Jul 04, 2017

Tom Height, a 16-year member of GCSAA, spends most of the year as superintendent at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Connellsville, Pa. But for Fourth of July celebrations, he trades the fairways for fuses as part of an annual fireworks show in Ralston, Pa. Height will be featured on SiriusXM radio, July 5 at 6 p.m. (Eastern).
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Wisconsin’s Jacob Schaller among 20 to win Legacy Awards from GCSAA

Jun 27, 2017

Jacob Schaller, son of Scott Schaller, superintendent at North Shore Golf Club in Menasha, Wis., is one of the 20 recipients of a 2017 Legacy Award scholarship from GCSAA. The award, funded by EIFG and Syngenta, is open to children and grandchildren of GCSAA members who have been active for five or more consecutive years.
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​Registration opens for Can Am Cup golf event

Jun 20, 2017

Canada and U.S. golf course superintendents face off in October at two top New Jersey clubs.
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GCSAA welcomes Bayer Environmental Science as presenting sponsor for Can Am Cup golf event

Jun 13, 2017

Canada and U.S. golf course superintendents face off in October at two top New Jersey clubs.
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Wisconsin native and golf course superintendent Zach Reineking has Erin Hills ready for U.S. Open

Jun 13, 2017

This week Erin Hills welcomes its third USGA championship since 2008, and becomes the second youngest course to host a U.S. Open. Director of golf course operations and GCSAA member Zach Reineking will lead his staff to bring home a win for Erin Hills. Reineking will be featured on SiriusXM radio at 6 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, June 14.
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GCSAA communications director Smith announces retirement

Jun 06, 2017

Craig Smith, GCSAA’s director, communications and media relations, is retiring after nearly 30 years working in the golf industry. Smith joined GCSAA in May 2014, and during his time, has helped to strengthen and refine the association’s external communication efforts, including the successful “Thank a Superintendent” campaign that entered its third season in 2017. In addition to GCSAA, he also spent 20 years with the USGA.
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Maryland latest state to step up with BMP guidelines for golf courses

Jun 06, 2017

Months of collaborative effort by members of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the Eastern Shore Association of Golf Course Superintendents will soon pay off with the August 2017 publication of best management practices (BMPs) for Maryland golf courses.
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Rounds 4 Research May auction raises $217,000 for turfgrass studies

May 30, 2017

The 2017 Rounds 4 Research online auction sold more than 1,080 rounds and yielded more than $217,000. The top bid was $5,200 for four rounds of golf offered by Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, S.C. The Carolinas GCSA raised more than $50,000 and was the leader among more than 70 GCSAA affiliated chapters and turfgrass organizations that participated. The national campaign is supported by a $50,000 donation from The Toro Co.
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Massachusetts’ Daly among three students in the state to receive grants from the GCSAA

May 30, 2017

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John Walker named South Central field staff regional representative for GCSAA

May 23, 2017

After 30 years as a superintendent in Texas, John Walker is taking on a new role with GCSAA as the field staff representative for the South Central region. Walker, who is a graduate of Texas A&M University, will begin his position on June 1. He will serve members of the GCSAA affiliated chapters in Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas based from his home in Magnolia, Texas.
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GCSAA funds $115,000 for new turfgrass research in 2017

May 23, 2017

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GCSAA survey shows salaries for superintendents have risen 4.7% in the last two years

May 16, 2017

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GCSAA announces
“Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Week”
May 8-14

May 09, 2017

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Rounds 4 Research auction includes opportunities to play at East Lake Golf Club, Sedgefield Country Club, and Silverado Resort and Spa

Apr 25, 2017

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South Dakota golf course superintendent to make first-time visit to Washington, D.C., to attend 2017 National Golf Day

Apr 18, 2017

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Ten Facts About Golf in Celebration of Earth Day 2017

Apr 11, 2017

As part of the celebration of “Earth Day” on April 22, help promote golf and the environment by sharing these facts on social media and at your facility.
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Harrell’s pledges $250,000 to the EIFG

Feb 28, 2017

The EIFG has received a pledge of $250,000 from Harrell’s LLC. to support priority initiatives of advocacy, environmental programs and best management practices. This latest pledge extends the company's long-standing and generous support of the EIFG and GCSAA and lifts Harrell’s to status in the EIFG Star Club.
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