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.
What new CGCSs say about the program
“From the beginning of my career I have always had the aspiration to obtain the CGCS certification. Education is something that no one can take from you and something you will have for the rest of your career. Joining the community of professionals that have demonstrated the work ethic to achieve the pinnacle of our profession is something I am very proud of."
– Kenton Brunson, CGCS, The Mid Ocean Club, St. Georges, Bermuda
"Achieving CGCS status represents a dedication to continuing education, personal growth, and leadership in our profession. Career development needs to be goal oriented, and CGCS status is a fantastic goal for everyone in our profession to work towards."
– Pete Bachman, CGCS, Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, Calif.
"What CGCS means to me is that it adds an incredible amount of credibility to oneself that will help open any door or achieve any goal in the future."
– Joe Kunze, CGCS, City of Arvada, Arvada, Colo.
“Becoming a Certified Golf Course Superintendent has long been a goal in my career path. Achieving one of the highest certifications throughout the world for Golf Course Superintendents is an honor and is a sign of my dedication to excellence in the profession."
– Jason Tharp, CGCS, Glen Arven Country Club, Thomasville, Ga.
“Completing the certification process has always been a career goal of mine. I’ve grown agronomically and professionally throughout the process. Achieving this milestone will benefit both myself and my facility moving forward ”
– Matt Jones, CGCS, Forsyth Country Club, Winston Salem, N.C.
“Becoming a Certified Golf Course Superintendent gives me the greatest sense of pride and accomplishment I have had to date in my career. It not only shows I have the knowledge, but also the tenacity and drive to thrive in this industry. It just solidifies that this is where I'm supposed to be, and this is what I'm supposed to be doing.”
– Jill Seymour, CGCS, Charleston Springs Golf Course, Lincroft, N.J.
“I believe being a certified Superintendent highlights my commitment to our industry and the dedication that it takes to provide our club members, staff and surrounding community with the best possible experience. I hope to continue my contribution through the GCSAA as a CGCS in ways of mentoring aspiring Superintendents, BMPs and advocacy for the game of golf.”
– Seth Miller, CGCS, Troon Country Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
“Becoming a certified golf course superintendent has been a goal of mine for years. Many of the mentors and superintendents I’ve admired during my career were certified, and I wanted to one day share this distinction. Obtaining certification has been one of the greatest achievements of my career and the recognition from my fellow superintendents, employers, and club members has been priceless.”
– Ken Kleinedler, CGCS, Collier's Reserve Country Club, Naples, Fla.
“It was a career accomplishment for me to receive my certification and something I had wanted to achieve since I was a student.”
– Eric David, CGCS, United States Naval Academy Golf Club, Annapolis, Md.
“Know yourself and seek self-improvement,
Be technically and tactically proficient,
and Set the example.
Those are 3 of the Marine Corps Leadership Principles and those principles also captured what I saw in my mentors early in my career, most of which were CGCS. Becoming a Certified Golf Course Superintendent has long been a goal of mine and I encourage others to set out on the journey for themselves as well.”
– Clinton Tingen, CGCS, Sandhill Crane Golf Club, West Palm Beach Fla.
“Ever since my college professor informed my class of the benefits of the GCSAA in our profession I had planned to become a Certified Golf Course Superintendent. With opportunities to work with four CGCS I have learned how the Certification strengthens our industry through networking, continuing education, environmental stewardship and professionalism.”
– Bryce Gibson, CGCS, Interlachen Country Club, Winter Park, Fla.