Certification News

Congratulations to new and renewing CGCSs

Be the first to congratulate fellow members in your chapter. Find out who recently became certified or renewed their certified status.

Newly certified members

Jason Ellis, CGCS
Calusa GCSA 

Recertified members

Robert O. Farren, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Bruce J. Burger, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

John V. Hoyle, CGCS
Fingerlakes Assoc. of GCS

John L. Shaw, CGCS
Greater Pittsburgh GCSA

Scott H. Johnson, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Kenneth E. Benoit, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Timothy Pratt, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

James A. Small, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Joseph A. Lasher, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Wes C. Keenum, CGCS
Ridge GCSA

Mark Krick, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

James P. Kwasinski, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

Scott A. Severance, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

David J. Berard, CGCS
Vermont GCSA

Newly certified members

Cortland Winkle, CGCS
North Texas GCSA 

Recertified members

Michael K. Fabrizio, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Ralph J. Kepple, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Robert J. Womac, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

James W. Davis, CGCS
Gulf Coast GCSA

Timothy J. Benedict, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Kurt A. Grost, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Kevin L. Welp, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Brian F. Thomson, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Joe D. Wachter, CGCS
Mississippi Valley GCSA

Thomas Streiff, III, CGCS
Miami Valley GCSA

Mary A. Boyle, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

John A. DiMascio, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Kenneth Crimmings, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Daniel L. Murray, CGCS
Northwestern Illinois GCSA

Kevin J. Frost, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Edward Horton, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Richard Wit, CGCS
GCSA of South Dakota

Kyle D. Dykstra, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Kevin D. Glover, CGCS
Tri-State GCSA

Ronnie L. Adkins, CGCS
West Virginia GCSA

Newly certified members

Lydell Mack, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Kyle J. Rausch, CGCS
GCSA of South Dakota

Recertified members

Joe F. Felicetti, CGCS
Golf Course Managers Assoc of Cape Cod

Damon L. Williams, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

David H. Robinson, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Michael J. Rayman, CGCS
Central Illinois GCSA

Matthew Delly, CGCS
Fingerlakes Assoc of GCS

Dale R. Kuehner, CGCS
Greater Pittsburgh GCSA

Tim Snelling, CGCS
Hawaii GCSA

Steve Howlett, CGCS
Hi-Lo Desert GCSA

Alex H. Greenacre, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Kevin M. Pryseski, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

James L. Seaman, Jr., CGCS
Northeastern GCSA

Gordon M. Kiyokawa, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Jay P. Buck, CGCS
Philadelphia Assoc of GCS

Michael J. Lee, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Tod M. Blankenship, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Jerry L. Mathews, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

 

Newly certified members

Benjamin P. Culclasure, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

William K. Wall, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

Recertified members

Jeff M. Goren, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

 

Scott M. Ramsay, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Joey G. Franco, Jr., CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Michael J. Studier, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Scott A. Main, CGCS
Hawaii GCSA

Rick A. Tegtmeier, CGCS
Iowa GCSA

Paul Gonzalez, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Jeffrey W. Wetterling, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Jeff Therrien, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Scott T. Lewis, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

Robert A. Samuelson, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

 

Newly certified members

Jim Myers, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Shaun M. Satterly, CGCS

Recertified members

Mark Salisbury, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

Wilton M. Harbin
Carolinas GCSA

Law J. Brod, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Adam T. Bagwell, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Anthony S. Mancuso, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Brad R. Rook, CGCS
Hi-Lo Desert GCSA

Jeffrey L. Seeman, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Shayne S. Skolnik, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

David R. Davies, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Eric R. McPherson, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Scott A. Ebers, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Michael J. Fast, CGCS
Northwest Ohio GCSA

Sam R. Reznicek, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Dan B. Tolson, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Bradford Coole, CGCS
Tri-State GCSA

 

Newly certified members

Spencer Roberts, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Parker L. Ferren, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Recertified members

Brian S. Hollingsworth, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Douglas J. Lewis, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Paul J. Krout, CGCS
Central Pennsylvania GCSA

Shane Bass, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Andy J. Klein, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Jeffrey W. Hemphill, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Richard B. Traver, Jr., CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

John J. LeClair, CGCS
Rhode Island GCSA

Kevin M. Kienast, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

James J. Walraven, CGCS
GCSA of South Dakota

 

Recertified members

David B. Johnson, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Matthew Taylor, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

James J. DeReuil, CGCS
Gulf Coast GCSA

Fernando Fernandez, CGCS
New Hampshire GCSA

John J. Genovesi, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Scott Cybulski, CGCS
Maine GCSA

Ron M. Dahlin, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Robert D. Steger, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Samuel C. MacKenzie, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Michael Brual, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

James B. Johnson, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Brian Nettz, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

John J. Lammrish, CGCS
North Florida GCSA

Eric S. Smith, CGCS
Northwest Ohio GCSA

Jeremy T. Biswell, CGCS
Oklahoma GCSA

Eric H. Frazier, CGCS
Old Dominion GCSA

Peter J. Grass, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Sean P. Sullivan, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Charles J. Miller. CGCS
Philadelphia Assoc of GCS

Jeffrey R. Clouthier, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Kenneth R. Buege, CGCS
Sun Coast GCSA

Newly certified members

Joshua M. Dunaway, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Recertified members

Kevin H. Puckett, CGCS
Alabama GCSA

Daniel DeVere, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

Jeff Pritchard, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

Paul M. Brandenburg
Carolinas GCSA

Gary Myers, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Patrick Walker, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Perry G. Greene, CGCS
Central Illinois GCSA

William Shirley, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Christopher J. Thuer, CGCS
Indiana GCSA

Pat Manning, CGCS
Lone Star GCSA

Steve C. Southard, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

 


Jeffrey J. Frentz, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Joel V. Purpur, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Michael Nati, CGCS
Mountain & Valley GCSA
Tobin W. Ross, CGCS
Mountain & Valley GCSA

Samuel A Juliano, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Philip N. Lagao, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Lance J. Johnson, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Ian A. Peluso, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Greg E. Bailey, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

 

Recertified members

Erik Guinther, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Steven W. Martin, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Matt J. Falvo. CGCS
Central New York GCSA

Jason A. Zimmerman, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Marshall Edgren, CGCS
Florida West Coast GCSA

Bradly C. Pugh, CGCS
Indiana GCSA

Gregory Ellis, CGCS
Michiana GSCA

Matthew Kraemer, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Gary C. Thommes, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Owen G. Benson, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Eric K. Ritter, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Jeffrey C. Markow, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Thomas Athy, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Dan R. Cherrstrom, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Kenneth Happ, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

David A. Stowe, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Michael Whitehead, CGCS
Rhode Island GCSA

Kevin G. Neal, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Richard Novak, CGCS
GCSA of South Dakota

James J. Lezon, CGCS
Southern Nevada GCSA

Matthew Dillon, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Dustin N. Riley, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Scott E. Dodson, CGCS
Western New York GCSA

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What new CGCSs say about the program


Doug Snyder, CGCS“Achieving CGCS has been a goal of mine since I began working in the industry. CGCSs are respected as the top of their class and being able to call myself a CGCS would be me showing the industry who I am as a golf course superintendent.”

– Doug Snyder, CGCS, Tashua Knolls Golf Course, Trumbull, Conn.


 


Jason Ellis CGCS“Achieving CGCS status has always been a personal goal. After going through the process, I am honored to share this designation with my fellow colleagues. To me, CGCS shows more than just knowledge, it means having dedication and passion for the highest level of our great profession.”

– Jason Ellis, CGCS, Villages at Country Creek, Estero, Fla.


Jim Myers CGCS"Completing the certification process was a nice career goal for myself. I think the process made me a better all-around Turf Manager. Working on the CGCS process made me think different, test myself and my skill level and helped me learn more about how to better manage in all aspects as Golf Course Superintendent.”

– Jim Myers, CGCS, Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Ore.




Cortland Winkle CGCS“I have always desired to be the best at what I do. Certification was the step I wanted and needed to take to further that desire of continuing to better myself. I can't thank everyone enough for all the help and advice along the way to make this possible. Thank you to everyone that was a part of this with me!"

– Cortland Winkle, CGCS, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Irving, Texas




Benjamin Culclasure CGCS“Early on, I set achieving Certification as one of my career goals. I appreciated the value it brings to the certified individual on the basis of career enhancement. However, what I didn’t anticipate, is the value of self- assessment and increased knowledge that the process of Certification awards the individual.”

– Benjamin P. Culclasure, CGCS, Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point, N.C.





Parker Ferren, CGCS“Pursuing the GCSAA Certification program has been a goal of mine since the beginning of my career. Earning the designation proves to my employer and the rest of the industry my high level of commitment to our profession. Going through the process and creating a portfolio gave me an opportunity to develop tools and action plans which I have found very useful at my facility. GCSAA provides a variety of resources and information available to anyone with a desire to achieve the certification designation.”

– Parker Ferren, CGCS, The St. Andrews Club, Delray Beach, Fla.


 

Lydell Mack, CGCS“The certification process fortified my self-confidence and affirms to my club's stakeholders that I am a valuable asset to our team's success. I am proud to have achieved this professional goal that I had set so long ago.”

– Lydell Mack, CGCS, Big Canoe Golf Club, Big Canoe, Ga.