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

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

Newly certified members

Brian P. Birney, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Recertified members

Michael Marino, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

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

Sean A. Hoolehan, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Christopher Lewis, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

John W. Magnuson, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

H. Keith Hill, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Ray L. Bartels, CGCS
Suncoast GCSA

Recertified members

David R. Dettmer, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Thomas R. Vlach, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

Howard C. Ellis, CGCS
GCSA of New York

Tyler Koch, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Bradley C. Minnick, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Stephen Fiorillo, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

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

Fred E. Dickman, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GSCA

Sandy Clark, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

Tom A. Brooks, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Newly certified members

Brent M. Downs, CGCS
Kentuckiana GCSA

Recertified members

Nicholas S. von Hofen, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

William L. Davidson, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Scott A. Dunbar, CGCS
GCSA of New York

David W. Gourlay, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Kristofer K. Davis, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Newly certified members

John Petrovsky, CGCS
New Jersey GCSA

D. Tyler Patroch, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Recertified members

Tony L. Whitmer, CGCS
Kentuckiana GCSA

Gregory B. Jones, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Glenn R. Foreman, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

Todd Caudill, CGCS
Tennessee GCSA

Scott Tuggle, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Newly certified members

Christopher M. Hinesley, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Recertified members

Douglas D. Dykstra, CGCS
Cactus Pine GCSA

Arthur L. Morgan, Jr., CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

David R. Hershey, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Brett R. Johnson, CGCS
Rhode Island GCSA

Jeffrey F. Millies, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Set yourself apart: Learn more about becoming a CGCS

What new CGCSs say about the program

 


Jon Betts CGCS“Becoming certified has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have gone through since becoming a superintendent. It has helped me become a more rounded superintendent by stepping back and analyzing my approach to the different aspects of the job, improving myself where I found weakness, and to continue to build off of my strengths."

– Jon P. Betts, CGCS, The Vinoy Golf Club, Saint Petersburg, Fla.



Jake Tenopir CGCS“Earning the title as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent began as a personal goal and finished with a sense of accomplishment and self-appreciation. I really enjoyed the challenge that tests every angle of this profession and what it takes to be a CGCS."

–Jake Tenopir, CGCS, Vanderbilt Country Club, Naples, Fla.




Jacob Rockhold, CGCS“There is no doubt that the program has and will help me to grow professionally, but the personal gain is where I’m finding the most value. I have gained confidence in my knowledge now that I have completed the process. I know I can trust that the decisions I make are thorough and research-based from continued education. By becoming a CGCS, I know that I have invested in myself and my future."

– Jacob Rockhold, CGCS, Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate, Overland Park, Kan.



Patrick VanVleck CGCS“Certification was a natural evolution for me. I wanted to be the best superintendent I could be, which meant honing my craft, and going through the process of certification. The path to certification was immensely rewarding, challenging, and well worth the time investment.”

– Patrick VanVleck, CGCS, Unicorn Golf Course, Stoneham, Mass.



Brian Birney CGCS“The process of becoming certified is a rewarding experience. In my experience, the valued benefits exceeded the resources used to complete my certification. I am proud of what I accomplished, and at the same time I’m honored to be a Certified Golf Course Superintendent.”

– Brian P. Birney, CGCS, The Everglades Club, Palm Beach, Fla.



John Petrovsky, CGCS“Pursuing certification with the GCSAA was an easy decision to make once I met the qualifications. I refined my knowledge and skills as a superintendent through the certification process. Attaining the CGCS designation has helped me progress into new roles in our industry.”

– John Petrovsky, CGCS, Four Seasons Spa & Country Club, Lakewood, N.J.



Ross Miller, CGCS“I chose to become certified for the betterment of my facility, as well as my professional knowledge expansion. The variability in the areas of professional knowledge were excellent and helped me sharpen my skills in several areas. The experience of the certification process was excellent for me – a very smooth, transparent, process with excellent communication to help me achieve my goal of GCSAA Certification.”

– Ross Miller, CGCS, Country Club of Detroit, Detroit, Mich.



Brett Downs CGCS“It was an honor to earn my certification status. The process required a lot of dedicated and thorough work, but in the end, it was a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. It was always one of my professional goals to achieve certification. For me, it signifies the dedication to your craft to put in the work to achieve this designation, and I truly am blessed to have earned this honor.”

– Brent Downs, CGCS, Otter Creek Golf Course, Columbus, Ind.