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

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

Newly certified members

Patrick L. Van Vleck, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Recertified members

Greg Alspaugh, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Peter W. Horn, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Carl A. Wittenauer, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Clayton T. Estes, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Richard W. Staughton, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Franz W. Workman, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Ron A. Mosher, CGCS
Kansas GCSA

Robert G. Dorsch, III, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Norma M. O’Leary, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Stanley Wreyford, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Robert H. Bigley, CGCS
Northeastern GCSA

Dwayne L. Dillinger, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

John D. Parisien, CGCS
Philadelphia Association of GCS

Thomas V. Brown, CGCS
West Texas GCSA

Collier Miller, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Newly certified members

Ross M. Miller, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Michael J. Heustis, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Recertified members

Keith Einwag, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

James R. Sprankle, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Thomas Trammell, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Christopher Boyle, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Chris Steigelman, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Mark A. Kosbab, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

John Steiner, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Shawn D. Sheridan, CGCS
North Florida GCSA

Jorge J. Croda, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Terrance J. Boehm, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Steven R. Kimbrough, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Steven Sinclair, CGCS
Southern Nevada GCSA

T.A. Barker, CGCS
Utah GCSA

Edwin M. Eagle, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

James B. Schleutker, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Recertified members

Robert J. Zuercher, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Kevin Czerkies, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Charles T. Passios, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

Michael B. Aaron, CGCS
Gulf Coast GCSA

Robert A. Webb, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

Guillermo Gonzalez Morales, CGCS
Mexico GCSA

Philip C. Desbrow, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Association of GCS

Patrick J. Gray, CGCS
Mississippi Valley GCSA

Peter B. Bacon, CGCS
Northeastern GCSA

Stephen L. Johnson, CGCS
Ozark Turf Association

Scott Anagnostelis, CGCS
Rio Grande GCSA

Stephen W. Wood, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Recertified members

Stewart T. Bennett, CGCS
Calusa GCSA

Timothy T. Muench, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Gregory J. Burleson, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

William K. Bieck, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Jeff M. Eldridge, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Waren Muller, CGCS
GCSA of South Dakota

Damon V. Dean, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Douglas H. Palm, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Gregory J. Klem, CGCS
GCSA of New York

Pamela C. Smith, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

David Williams, CGCS
Mountain & Valley GCSA

Duane R. Sander, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

William D. Shrum, CGCS
Idaho GCSA

Recertified members

Tim Cann, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Keith A. Ihms, CGCS
GCSA of Arkansas

Steve G. Gonyea, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Courtney R. Young, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Stuart D. Cagle, CGCS
Indiana GCSA

Vincent G. Dodge, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

William R. Larson, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Kurt E. Klonsinski, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Shane A. Miller, CGCS
Pocono GCSA

Sean O’Brien, CGCS
Suncoast GCSA

David B. Fluitt, CGCS
West Texas GCSA

Dean Wochaski, CGCS
No Chapter Listed

Recertified members

Keith A. Ihms, CGCS
GCSA of Arkansas

David S. Downing, II, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Clayton DuBose, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

J. Scott Werner, CGCS
Central Illinois GCSA

Scott D. Wiemers, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

John M. Tworig, CGCS
Eastern Shore Assoc of GCS

Hampton Kicklighter, Jr., CGCS
Georgia GCSA

David M. Plummer, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

David M. Groelle, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Christopher P. Hart, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

J. Cutler Robinson, Jr., CGCS
Virginia GCSA

David L. Jahnke, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Bradley P. Balschmiter, CGCS
Western New York GCSA

Russell F. Young, CGCS
No chapter listed

 

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What new CGCSs say about the program


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.


Tyler Patroch CGCS“The Certification process has been rewarding. It has elevated my standard of professionalism and given me confidence in my decision-making abilities."

– Tyler Patroch, CGCS, Point Grey Golf & Country Club, Vancouver, British Columbia



 

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.