– Charlie Mongan, CGCS, Aldeen Golf Club, Rockford, Ill.
– Dan Hawkins, CGCS, The Club at Flying Horse and Flying Horse North, Colorado Springs, Colo.
"It has been a long-time goal to achieve Certification status. It is an honor to join fellow colleagues who have accomplished this task. For those who are on the fence regarding Certification, make the leap, it is very satisfying and rewarding."
– Chester Guzek, CGCS, The Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, W.Va.
"This certification is very meaningful to me, thinking back to when I was a student member it was such a monumental achievement and group that I always hoped one day I would be a part of. During the certification process I have had a few moments of realization that I was going to be joining this group of professionals, it has been very surreal."
– Bill Meyer, CGCS, Heritage Oaks Golf Club, Northbrook, Ill.
"Over the years I have developed a passion for golf course maintenance and have enjoyed working with others who have set out to maintain and advance the game of golf as well. Becoming a Certified Golf Course Superintendent has been an accomplishment that I have been striving for over many years of hard work. Career growth along with the personal fulfillment of reaching the highest levels of turfgrass management and environmental stewardship mean a great deal to me. I look forward to continuing my growth in this industry and am honored to be part of this distinguished group of superintendents."
– Adam R. Levinsohn, CGCS, Berkeley Country Club, El Cerrito, Calif.
“Becoming a Certified Golf Course Superintendent has been a career goal of mine since becoming a superintendent. I am honored and humbled to be joining the dedicated group of Certified Golf Course Superintendents. The journey of becoming certified was rewarding not only personally but has added great value to our entire golf course operation."
– Jeff Plasschaert, CGCS, Reid Golf Course, Appleton, Wisc.
“Earning designation as a certified golf course superintendent has been a personal goal of mine for a number of years. To me, achieving this honor helps demonstrate my commitment to the industry and my desire to continue moving forward professionally.”
– Justin Martinjak, CGCS, Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, Maitland, Fla.
“Achieving CGCS status was something I aspired to early in my career, having been fortunate enough to be mentored by several great Certified Golf Course Superintendents. Mentoring others is the most important part of being a golf course superintendent for me and having gone through the certification process, I am now better equipped to mentor the next generation of superintendents. I am humbled to join the ranks and look forward to helping others advance their careers with the knowledge and experience gained.”
– Ryan McNamara, CGCS, Woodside Plantation Country Club, Aiken, S.C.
"I started in this business as a 15-year-old working on a 9-hole golf course down the street from my house. My 15-year-old self never thought I would turn this into a career, but I’m very happy I did. During the CGCS process and looking back over my career has been extremely gratifying knowing that I’ve put my heart and soul into this business. The CGCS status has validated all of the work I have put in over my career and will continue to drive me as I move forward. I am very proud and honored to join this distinguished group of professionals.”
– Tyler Bain, CGCS, Ironwood Golf Course, Normal, Ill.
“Becoming a Certified Golf Course Superintendent has been a challenging yet rewarding journey in my professional career. The process allowed me to grow professionally and challenged me to look at all aspects of how we achieve our agronomic and playability goals here at Elcona. Being recognized by earning one of the highest distinctions in our industry is a humbling honor that will benefit me the rest of my professional life.”
– Ryan Cummings, CGCS, Elcona Country Club, Bristol, Ind.
"Obtaining the CGCS status is a lifetime career achievement that validates all my years of hard work and dedication. Reaching the pinnacle of commitment to excellence in this industry has been tremendously satisfying. Not only does this program make you a better leader, educator, and communicator but it also makes the entire facility better in all facets. The credibility the comes with the CGCS status will also help my club improve in the years to come. I am extremely proud of this accomplishment and hope more Superintendents start the program to become a Certified Golf Course Superintendent.”
– Brian O'Malley, CGCS, River Vale Country Club, River Vale, N. J.