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

Patrick J. Salter, CGCS
South Florida GCSA 

Recertified members

Patrick H. Sisk, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Tim G. Cann, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Samuel Crowe, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Gregory C. Brooking, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

John D. Carlone, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Ryan J. Severidt, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Assoc of GCSA

John R. Fulling, Jr., CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Jerry A. Webb, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Chris Frielinghaus, CGCS
Northeastern GCSA

Mark F. Jordan, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Nolan L. Wenker, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

David Anagnostelis, CGCS
Rio Grande GCSA

Michael P. Osley, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

David B. Fluitt, CGCS
West Texas GCSA

Newly certified members

Jonathan Prange, CGCS
Ozark Turf Association 

Recertified members

Christopher S. Chapman, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Dan R. Gwyn, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Donald G. Dodson, CGCS
Central Pennsylvania GCSA

Steve A. Connally, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Tony L. Whitmer, CGCS
Kentuckiana GCSA

Stephen Britton, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Association of GCSA

Peter M. Wendt, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Association of GCSA

Susan M. Spahr, CGCS
Northwestern Illinois GCSA

Ronald L. Conard, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Jon S. Snider, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Roger H. Frazier, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

Timothy C. Haines, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Recertified members

Mark J. Woodward, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

Charles Combs, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Steve G. Gonyea, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Todd J. Lime, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

L. Randall Brehmer, CGCS
Indiana GCSA

Troy E. Martinson, CGCS
Iowa GCSA

Alec B. McBrayer, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

Greg Dickerson, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Brad W. Legnaioli, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Bryan W. Widmer, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Kristofer Davis, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

William L. Wallace, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Patrick J. Daly, III, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Brian F. Skinner, CGCS
GCSA of New England

H. Keith Hill, Jr., CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Timothy Huber, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Robert A. Schultz, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

Tim F. Taylor, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

Kenneth Lallier, CGCS
Vermont GCSA

Scott E. Furlong, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Drew P. Thompson, CGCS
Western New York GCSA

Peter L. Natividad, CGCS
West Texas GCSA

Pyatt Potuzak, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Recertified members

Rick Tegtmeier, CGCS, MG
Iowa GCSA

Colin Smethurst, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Robert N. Waller, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Thomas Vlach, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Paul A. Wargo, CGCS
Gulf Coast GCSA

Kenneth B. Ingram, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Assoc. of GCSA

Aaron D. Schick, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Recertified members

Jesse V. Reins, III, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Rich Lane, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Brian M. Buckner, CGCS
Lone Star GCSA

Adam L. Ikamas, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Mark R. Wildeman, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Gregory B. Jones, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Russell C. Vandehey, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

James Ferrin, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Charles Buddy Keene, II, CGCS
Suncoast GCSA

Newly certified members

Brett Klahr, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA 

Recertified members

Jed D. Spencer, CGCS
GCSA of Arkansas

Stephen Gross, CGCS
Carolinasa GCSA

Steven F. Harris. CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Richard S. McDanel, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Bryan K. Cannan, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Matthew Hoyt, CGCS
Hi-Lo Desert GCSA

Aaron P. Disselkamp, CGCS
Kentuckiana GCSA

Michael McCall, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Robert A. Ritchey, CGCS 
Mississippi Valley GCSA

Charles R. McCaskill, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Matthew Allen, CGCS
Rio Grande GCSA

Gary A. Hodge, CGCS
Rio Grande GCSA

Sean B. Cincotta, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

Newly certified members

Brian Hammond, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA 

Jim R. Sedrel, CGCS
Iowa GCSA 

Recertified members

Harold F. Howard, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

Kevin P. Breen, CGCS
California GCSA

Scott E. Ferguson, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

David A. Jacob, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Craig S. Thompson, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Michael F. Stieler, CGCS
GCSA of Central California

Paul A. Bonini, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Brian M. Gietka, CGCS
Eastern Shore Assoc of GCS

Willis C. Collett, CGCS 
Georgia GCSA

Dave J. Nakama, CGCS
Hawaii GCSA

Michael J. Nelson, CGCS
Iowa GCSA

Louis S. Quick, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Scot J. Gardiner, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

David A. Kazmierczak, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Timothy P. Powers, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Glenn A. Landgraf, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Patrick J. Gradoville, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Andrew Sheehan, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Newly certified members

Jeff S. Van Pelt, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA 

James Rauhuff, CGCS
Georgia GCSA 

Eddie M. Roach, Jr., CGCS
Ozark Turf Association 

Recertified members

Dan Harding, CGCS
Idaho GCSA

Brian E. Madara, CGCS
Indiana GCSA

John G. Ballard, CGCS
Kentuckiana GCSA

Paul E. Masimore, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Assoc of GCSA

Jason R. Spitzner, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Eric J. Carlson, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Jeffrey G. Whitmire, CGCS
Old Dominion GCSA

Allen R. Brown, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Brett J. Lockard, CGCS 
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Tim J. Barrier, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

Nicer S. Landas, CGCS
No chapter listed

Andy M. Schuckers, CGCS
No chapter listed

Recertified members 

Jeffery J. Oelmann, CGCS
Alabama GCSA

Thomas Colombo, CGCS
GC Managers Association of Cape Cod

Mathew Lovell, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Rafael Barajas, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Anthony Dierkers, CGCS
Greater Cincinnati GCSA

Tim Ansett, CGCS
Inland Empire GCSA

Pat Sneed, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

Tim R. Asselin, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Fred N. Taylor, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Darrell Marcinek, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Marc Brooks, CGCS
Ontario GSA

Bruce R. Williams, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Wade M. Warms, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Edwin M. Eagle, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Richard J. Owens, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Recertified members 

Troy M. Fink, CGCS
GCSA of Arkansas

Jim B. Key, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

Bill E. Kennedy, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Benjamin McGargill, CGCS
Chicagoland Association of GCS

Eric S. Morrison, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Michael Salvio, CGCS
Eastern Shore Assoc of GCS

Peter Brooks, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Michael B. Aaron, CGCS
Gulf Coast GCSA

Jeffrey G. Blanc, CGCS
Inland Empire GCSA

Alan D. Hess, CGCS
Lone Star GCSA

Chris W. Dalhamer, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Daniel A. Giammona, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Sean P. McHugh, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Brian K. Haines, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Kenneth L. Aukerman, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Charles A. Wagmiller, CGCS
Sun Coast GCSA

Ryan F. Blair, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

Neil C. Radatz, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

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What new CGCSs say about the program


James Rauhuff CGCS"Achieving certification status has been a personal goal since I began my career. The process made me evaluate many different aspects of my management abilities, as well as test my knowledge on the various business and agronomic areas of our profession. Completing the program can be very time consuming with the responsibilities golf course superintendents have to juggle. This showcases the commitment to personal and professional development and should be considered the pinnacle achievement of the superintendent profession.”

– James Rauhuff, CGCS, Atlanta Country Club, Marietta, Ga.


Colin Smethurst CGCS“In my career in the golf business, my mentors have always had that CGCS after their name. It gave them a certain distinction and I in turn made it a goal for myself to achieve. Now that I have, I feel proud of the hard work and dedication that go into being a certified golf course superintendent."

– Colin Smethurst, CGCS, Hillview Golf Course, North Reading, Mass.




Jim Sedrel CGCS“I pursued CGCS status because I set it as a career goal long ago. I challenged myself to achieve this goal to foster continued professional development and to demonstrate to others my commitment to excellence and professionalism.I took the “Preparing to Become a Certified Golf Course Superintendent” course at GIS Orlando in 2020. After taking the class, I was confident I could make the grade with a little hard work. Five months later, I was certified. Glad I did it!”

– Jim Sedrel, CGCS, Hyperion Field Club, Johnston, Iowa



Eddie Roach CGCS“Achieving the professional designation of Certified Golf Course Superintendent with the GCSAA has been a major career goal of mine from the time I made the decision to pursue a career as a Golf Course Superintendent. This CGCS designation truly showcases one's skills and dedication to the profession by displaying proficiency in all areas of business, finance, the rules of golf, and agronomic expertise. I am both proud and humbled to have attained this prestigious professional certification.”

– Eddie M. Roach, Jr., CGCS, Hickory Hills Country Club, Springfield, Mo.


Kevin P Sunderman CGCS“Certification has long been a goal of mine. It was not always easy to prioritize the work necessary to accomplish this ahead of all my other responsibilities. However, what I have experienced is that the true value of certification is in the journey taken to achieve it. The recognition of becoming CGCS simply announces you have arrived. Like any long journey, it always feels great once you reach your destination.”

– Kevin P. Sunderman, CGCS, Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club, Saint Petersburg, Fla.



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.