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

Michael Samulski, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Hal P. Akins, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Scott A. Hamm, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Paul G. Diegnau, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Brian D. Hellbusch, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Mike B. Wooten, CGCS
Oklahoma GCSA

Anthony Gustaitis, CGCS
Philadelphia Assoc of GCS

Adam J. Kloster, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Richard Ray, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Doug D. Heinrichs, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

John A. Ford, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Newly certified members

Travis S. Williams, CGCS
Central Illinois GCSA

John Bambury, CGCS

Recertified members

Douglas Lowe, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Ronald D. Hibbard, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Thomas Ocepek, CGCS
Central Pennsylvania GCSA

Anthony Mauldin, CGCS
Old Dominion GCSA

Recertified members

Stephen Ravenkamp, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

Sean M. Duffy, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Brad R. Christensen, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

James G. Garrett, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

Gordon Caldwell, CGCS
Eastern Shore Association of GCS

Richard Stuntz, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Chad M. Higaki, CGCS
Hawaii GCSA

Gerald A. Tarsitano, II, CGCS
Hi-Lo Desert GCSA

Mark P. Kastenholz, CGCS
Hoosier Turfgrass Association

Don E. Paul, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Kip A. Tyler, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Timothy Glorioso, CGCS
Northwest Ohio GCSA

Michael Sandburg, CGCS
Oklahoma GCSA

Patrick Gertner, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Robert Markut, CGCS
Treasure Coast GCSA

Philip M. Bailey, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Stephen Cohoon, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Thomas J. Huesgen, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Kenneth Gokey, CGCS

 

Newly certified members

Brent A Racer, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Recertified members

Matthew Bryan, CGCS
Alabama GCSA

Sherri L. Brogan, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Vincent Pavonetti, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Steve M. Cook, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

John P. Cunningham, CGCS
Mississippi Valley GCSA

Patrick Doran, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Randy F. Norvelle, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Michael Stranzl, CGCS
Pocono Turfgrass Association

David L. Waymire, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

William Hamilton, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

R. Jeff Brewster, CGCS
Sun Coast GCSA

Steven J. Johnson, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Justin C. Ruiz, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

George F. Howe, CGCS

Michael F. Walton, CGCS

Scott A. Wheeler, CGCS

Recertified members

William S. Kennon, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Glenn M. Matthews, CGCS
GCSA of Central California

Mark W. Rawlins, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Sean Gilliland, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

Jason E. Habeck, CGCS
Inland Empire GCSA

Jay B. Eccleton, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Peter J. Rappoccio, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Dean A. Baker, CGCS
Ontario GSA

Derek L. Wilkerson, CGCS
Ozark Turf Association

Scott Gabrielson, CGCS
Rhode Island GCSA

Dale L. Hahn, CGCS
Southern Nevada GCSA

Peter L. Bowman, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Paul L. Carter, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

Duane F. Janssen, Jr., CGCS
West Texas GCSA

Recertified members

Edwin D. Bale, CGCS
California GCSA

Alan P. Jarvis, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Matthew Hill, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Larry P. Livingston, CGCS
Gulf Coast GCSA

Mitchell Fontenot, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

Gary K. Carls, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Stephen Ehrbar, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Jospeh F. McCleary, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Douglas Hausman, CGCS
GCSA of South Dakota

Joseph Kuta, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Richard C. Haas, CGCS
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Recertified members

Larry Farwell, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

Todd D. Biegger, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

David K. Fruchte, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Gregory McDanel, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Patrick Carroll, CGCS
Central New York GCSA

Harlyn F. Goldman, CGCS
Eastern Shore Association of GCS

Robert S. Volpe, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Cory D. Blair, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

John W. Westermeier, CGCS
Indiana GCSA

Steven R. Budge, CGCS
Intermountain GCSA

Christopher J. Caporicci, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

John C. Miller, CGCS
Miami Valley GCSA

Gary M. Ingram, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Kenneth WIlliams, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Michael Candeloro, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Michael S. Buxton, CGCS
Oklahoma GCSA

Fred M. Yates, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Joseph L. Hubbard, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Paul S. Stead, CGCS
Philadelphia Assoc of GCS

Newly certified members

Charles A. Nowicki, CGCS
Hudson Valley GCSA

Recertified members

Barry G. Graham, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Russell Wilson, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Robert B. McCallum, CGCS
Chicagoland Association of GCS

Kenneth Gorzycki, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

Steven H. Huffstutler, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Simon W. Parkin, CGCS
Gulf Coast GCSA

Robert D. Ryan, CGCS
Kentuckiana GCSA

Thomas McAvoy, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Alan C. Bathum, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Paul B. Holmes, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Robert J. Maibusch, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Tommy Witt, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Russell H. Cellar, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Michael Underwood, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Ronald Barley, CGCS
Old Dominion GCSA

William Brown, CGCS
Philadelphia Assoc of GCS

Michael Greninger, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

Arlin J. Fenhaus, CGCS
GCSA of South Dakota

Dan W. Taylor, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Jeffrey K. Barlow, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Randy H. Witt. CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Doug S. Miller, CGCS

Newly certified members

Jonathan C. Hindes, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Recertified members

Mark A. Hicks, CGCS
Bluegrass GCSA

Eric E. Newell, CGCS
GC Managers Assoc. of Cape Cod

Michael Holt, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

George B. Thompson, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

James A. Cola, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Andrew J. Fries, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Steven L. Rackliffe, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Todd W. Raisch, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Mike Kitchen, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Wiliam J. Coulter, CGCS
Rhode Island GCSA

Dennis D. Lyon, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Casey Kim, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Set yourself apart: Learn more about becoming a CGCS

What new CGCSs say about the program


 

Carter Hindes CGCS“Achieving certification was a goal I set for myself when I first decided to pursue a career in becoming a Golf Course Superintendent. Going through the steps of the process was a very informative review of all aspects of our operations. This detailed review gave me new ideas and different ways to fill some gaps that we could have been missing through the years. The process cultivated new perspective, solidified strengths and highlighted weaknesses. These are all important in becoming a better leader and turf manager. I would encourage any Assistant or Superintendent to consider the benefits of becoming a CGCS."

– Carter Hindes, CGCS, Director of Agronomy, Sterling Golf Management, Houston, Texas



Travis Williams CGCS“Having been mentored by other Certified Golf Course Superintendents as I progressed through my career, becoming a Certified Golf Course Superintendent has always been my goal. The process encouraged me to explore areas that I would not have otherwise; solidifying my strengths, while also strengthening my weakness. The growth and development created by the Certification process has certainly made me a better Superintendent.”

– Travis Williams, CGCS, Weibring Golf Club, Illinois State University



 

Charles Nowicki CGCS“Participating in the CGCS program tells people who I am. I am someone who wants to know they are among the elite in their profession, I have a passion for what I do, and I believe in the continuous gathering of knowledge.”

– Chuck Nowicki, CGCS, The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe, N.Y.






John Bambury CGCS“Certification has been a personal goal since I first started my career as a course superintendent. Certification displays to employers, guests and members a superintendents commitment to the profession of turfgrass management. The certification process has provided me with an opportunity to objectively evaluate my education and experience as a turf manager. Its been an rewarding experience.”

– John Bambury, CGCS, Ballybunion Golf Club, Kerry, Ireland



Adam Thomas CGCS

“Being certified ensures that I can follow my dream of a job outdoors enjoying maintaining a golf course and watching people enjoy my efforts.”

– Adam Thomas, CGCS, Lawrence Yacht and Country Club, Lawrence, N.Y.






Andrew Ninnemann CGCS

"Certification was a goal I set for myself when I first decided to pursue a career in golf course management. Although that was some years ago, I never gave up on that goal. The self-assessment done throughout the process has helped me identify areas where I needed to improve and has made me a better Superintendent. I’m honored to join the ranks of some of the Superintendents I have always respected and tried to emulate."

– Andrew W. Ninnemann, CGCS, The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro, Del.



Brandon McIntosh CGCS

“Achieving certification was one of my personal goals. There is a certain level of credibility that comes with being certified and the benefit that provides to your career is undeniable. I know that it has been well worth putting in the extra effort required to attain this level of distinction.”

– Brandon McIntosh, CGCS, El Paso Country Club, El Paso, Texas