Grass elected 2016 GCSAA president
Peter J. Grass, CGCS at Hilands GC in Billings, Mont., was elected GCSAA president at the association's annual meeting Feb. 11 in San Diego. Bill H. Maynard, CGCS at the CC of St. Albans in St. Louis, was elected vice president; and Darren J. Davis, CGCS and superintendent at Olde Florida GC in Naples, Fla., was elected secretary/treasurer. Elected as directors were Kevin P. Breen, CGCS, and Rafael Barajas, CGCS. John Walker was appointed by the board to a one-year term as director. Continuing to serve the second year of their two-year terms are John Fulling, CGCS, and Mark Jordan, CGCS. John O'Keefe, CGCS, will continue on the board as immediate past president.
Delegates approve revisions to Class A member standards
GCSAA delegates voted Feb. 11 to revise Class A member standards at the Annual Meeting in San Diego. The vote also involved amendments to the bylaws, which included a new definition of Class A and renaming the Superintendent Member class to Class B.
Penn State wins 2016 Turf Bowl
Penn State University Team 20 took first place in GCSAA's Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf. The foursome of Kirk Bender, Jeff Reggio, Thomas Goyne and Rob Sicinski, along with advisor Ben McGraw, Ph.D., will return to State College, Pa., with the traveling trophy and a $4,000 prize. Second and third place teams were Team 34 from Cal Poly Pomona and Team 30 from the University of Maryland, respectively. Rounding out the top 10, in order, were:
Team 35 from Auburn University, Team 31 from Iowa State University, Team 11 from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Team 28 from Michigan State University, Team 47 from Michigan State, Team 25 from Rutgers University, and Team 18 from Penn State.