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.

Recertified members

Paul B. Latshaw, CGC
No Chapter Listed

Eric G. Dusa, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Scott D. Gennings, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

William T. Hiers, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Anthony M. Brown, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Greg Cormier, CGCS
GCSA of New England

John J. O’Keefe, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Gary L. Sailer, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Colin G. Seaberg, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Scott G. Kinnan, CGCS
Old Dominion GCSA

Jeffrey S. Edwards, CGCS
Philadelphia Association of GCS

Daniel M. Wheeler, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Newly certified members

Mitchell E. Savage, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Eric S. David, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Association of GCS

H. Scott Griffith, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Alan G. FitzGerald, CGCS, MG
Central Pennsylvania GCSA

Zachary Bauer, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Adam D. Hoffman, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Ben L. Anderson, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Recertified members

Francis Chan Kwang Hui, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Joseph A. Livingston, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Brent T. Graham, CGCS
Old Dominion GCSA

Britton Lacy, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Gary S. Peterson, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Michael J. Valiant, CGCS
Utah GCSA

Newly certified members

Kevin E. Collins, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Stephen J. Curry, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Wayne Lagasse, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Alan B. Davis, CGCS
Utah GCSA

Recertified members

David M. Rogers, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Walter K. Pritchett, CGCS
Kentuckiana GCSA

Christopher M. Chase, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Aidan O'Hara, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Robert A. Radachi, CGCS
Northwestern Ohio GCSA

Rodney W. Crow, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Josh J. Lepine, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Christopher A. Zugel, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Newly certified members

Nicholas Hanson, CGCS
Hi-Lo Desert GCSA

Recertified members

Steve Holley, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Michael D. Vogt, CGCS
Central Illinois GCSA

Martin Sternberg, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Jeff Steen, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Glenn M. Perry, CGCS Retired
Metropolitan GCSA

Jeffrey A. Wentworth, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Eric V. Niemer, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Scott M. Phelps, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Michael C. Springs, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Kevin J. Komer, CGCS
Vermont GCSA

Garrett A. Luck, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Recertified members

Robert B. Becker, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Bruce A. Packard, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Scott Carpenter, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Andrew Morgan, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Jimmy T. Geter, CGCS Retired
Georgia GCSA

Mark P. Newton, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Daniel C. Holt, CGCS
Oklahoma GCSA

Melvin H. Waldron, III, CGCS
Ozark Turf Association

Andrew Kjos, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Mark P. Hanson, CGCS
Utah GCSA

Pete Stephens, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

James A. Hasz, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Newly certified members

Ken Kleinedler, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Ian W. Daniels, CGCS
GCSA of New York

Jason L. Tharp, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Patrick P. Rose, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Ryan S. Kraushofer, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Association of GCS

Ryan L. Swilley, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Recertified members

Raymond J. Frey, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Anthony L. Taylor, CGCS
Calusa GCSA

H. Mitchell Wilkerson, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Christopher J. Haunty, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Lee Bullock, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

Dennis P. Petruzzelli, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Charles Clarke, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Michael R. Jones, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Bret L. Barton, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Kenneth B. Lee, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Matthew Weaver, CGCS
Greater Pittsburgh GCSA

Steve G. Wilson, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Jason S. Ward, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

Timothy G. Connolly, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Association of GCS

Kurt R. Sams, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Michael J. O'Neill, CGCS
Northeastern GCSA

Alex J. Stuedemann, CGCS
Northwestern Illinois GCSA

Brant W. Hathorn, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Eric Foerster, CGCS, MG
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Russ A. Apple, CGCS
Tri-State GCSA

Richard J. Fisher, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Recertified members

Kevin Welker, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Davy A. Crockett, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Kyle D. Sweet, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Edward J. Gianni, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Adam Engle, CGCS
GCSA of New York

Jeff L. White, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Jeff L. Schmidt, CGCS
Iowa GCSA

Joseph P. Tamborski, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

David K. Kerr, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Thomas R. Lively, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

John P. Soetaert, CGCS
Mississippi Valley GCSA

Ryan H. Green, CGCS
New Hampshire GCSA

Stephen B. Tibbels, CGCS
Rhode Island GCSA

David A. Bocci, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Recertified members

Ashley (Dwight) Davis, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Charles B. Robertson, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

Ron Wright, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Stephen Matuza, CGCS, MG
Long Island GCSA

Neil Mayberry, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

Jon D. Maddern, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Matt Child, CGCS
No chapter listed

Matthew P. Gaudet, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Charles D. O’Nan, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Terry K. Hutcherson, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Steven J. Plummer, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Brett R. Hosler, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Newly certified members

Jake R. Tenopir, CGCS
South Florida GCSA

Jon P. Betts, CGCS
Suncoast GCSA GCSA

Recertified members

Erik A. Ostlund, CGCS
Cactus & Pine GCSA

Todd A. Ronske, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Marc E. Weston, CGCS
Connecticut AGCS

John R. Kotoski, CGCS
Eastern Shore AGCS

Jeffrey S. Burgoyne, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Andy Jorgensen, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Scott A. Scamehorn, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Jimmy D. Thomas, CGCS
Lone Star GCSA

Steve Jotzat, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Robert M. Stipcak, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

James Tollefson, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Harlyn F. Goldman, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic AGCS

Carlos Arraya, CGCS
Mississippi Valley GCSA

Glenn C. White, CGCS
New Hampshire GCSA

Jeff R. Karlstrand, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Jean L. Esposito, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Steven N. Fackler, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Todd Stephens, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Robert V. Vaughey, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Sean VanHoose, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

Gary T. Grigg, CGCS
Utah GCSA

 

Newly certified members

Zachary Anderson, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

C. Jacob Rockhold, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Recertified members

Shane R. Wright, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Recertified members

Eric Ward, CGCS
Canada

Hildago L. Nagashima, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

James M. Branstrom, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Trent J. Inman, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Leslie B. Jeremiah, Jr., CGCS
Hawaii GCSA

Paul F. Davids, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Timothy J. Walker, CGCS
Hudson Valley GCSA

Tom Feller, CGCS
Iowa GCSA

William B. Salinetti, III, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Steven J. Sump, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Timothy J. Anderson, CGCS, MG
Midwest Association of GCS

Jerry W. Broughton, CGCS
Oklahoma GCSA

Nolan Wenker, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Trevor Broersma, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Recertified members

Ronald E. Kelly, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Bryce Koch, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Greg A. Plotner, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Matt Gourlay, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Gerald P. Flaherty, CGCS
Idaho GCSA

John D. Carlone, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Patrick T. Gentile, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

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What new CGCSs say about the program


Ryan DAutremont CGCS“Certification through the GCSAA has been a personal and professional goal of mine since becoming Golf Course Superintendent at Dayton Country Club nearly 10 years ago. It is part of my continued goal to provide the best possible product to our membership here at DCC! ”

– Ryan D'Autremont, CGCS, Dayton Country Club, Centerville, Ohio





Lucas Fowler CGCS“I consider myself lucky to wake up every morning to go to a job that I love. The golf course management industry has introduced me to many wonderful relationships over the years, provided a good living for my family, and has given me a satisfying career to pursue. I believe it was the right time to become certified. Becoming certified provides me the opportunity to give back to the industry that has given me so much over the past 30 years. I believe that as a CGCS I now have a unique platform to be an ambassador for the golf course industry in the local community and throughout northeast Ohio. I look forward to what is in store for me as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent.”
– Lucas Fowler, CGCS, Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club, Hudson, Ohio


Ryan Swilley CGCS“The industry professionals that are my greatest influences and mentors nearly all have one thing in common, certification. To me, Certified Golf Course Superintendent signifies a leader who is passionate and relentless in their dedication to the profession, continuing education, the environment, and the tradition of the game of golf. I am honored to have the opportunity to achieve this long-time goal and to continue to learn from the best. I am proud that the GCSAA promotes professionalism and creates recognition around the globe for our industry.”

– Ryan L. Swilley, CGCS, Gulf Stream Golf Club, Delray Beach, Fla.


Matt Muhlenbruch CGCS“The CGCS process adequately tests the many facets of the Superintendent profession. Earning this distinction has already benefitted me at my place of employment and in the greater golf community.”

– Matt Muhlenbruch, CGCS, Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif.




Steve Curry CGCS“My certification marks a career highlight, and I am grateful to my chapter especially my friend and colleague Marc Weston, CGCS, who gave me the nudge to make a push to go for this high honor.”

– Stephen Curry, CGCS, Rock Ridge Country Club, Newton, Conn.

 



Mitch Savage CGCS“It has been a longtime goal of mine to become a Certified Golf Course Superintendent, dating back to the days when I first started working in the golf course management industry and earned my degree. For me, more than anything, it is a matter of personal achievement and dedication to my profession. It means everything to me to have achieved the highest level of distinction within our industry and it is another step in my long-term professional development.”

– Mitch Savage, CGCS, CommonGround Golf Course, Aurora, Colo.


Wayne Lagasse CGCS“I had been working towards the designation of Certified Golf Course Superintendent since becoming eligible as a Class A member in 2017. I believe that attaining CGCS shows my club that I am invested in furthering my education and invested to the profession. I am a Board member of our local chapter, (CAGCS) and worked towards becoming CGCS with two other Board members. The three of us had numerous discussions about the rigor of the process, but the overall impact and value it brings to our facilities was more than worthwhile. CAGCS has six members that have earned CGCS, and we hope to inspire others in our section to invoke on this process."

– Wayne Lagasse, CGCS, Stonington Country Club, Stonington, Conn.


Tyler Johanson CGCS"Since my first days in the industry, I had a goal to become certified. The majority of the superintendents that I have been able to work for are certified and set the example of what a dedicated turf professional is, which only furthered my desire to achieve certification. To me, being certified shows the commitment to the industry that we are knowledgeable professionals that care about ecological and environmental impacts of the game in addition to providing great playing conditions."

– Tyler Johanson, CGCS, White Oak Conservation, Yulee Fla.


Scott Maki CGCS“Achieving the designation of Certified Superintendent has been a personal career goal for over 15 years. I am thankful that the GCSAA has tailored the process in a way that upholds the qualifications and merit of a certified superintendent but makes it attainable for leaders at courses that are open year-round. The benefits go far beyond my own career enrichment and encompass my family, my team, and my membership. This has created a heightened platform of professionalism that lends additional credibility and confidence in my fields of influence and among peers. It also opens additional possibilities that might have otherwise been unobtainable. I highly recommend starting this journey. The experience is educational, enlightening and the investment of your time is well worth the pursuit!"

– Scott Maki, CGCS, Great Hills Country Club, Austin, Texas