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

Andrew Ninnemann, CGCS
Eastern Shore Association of GCS

Adam P. Thomas, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

Recertified members

David Callanan, CGCS

Bob J. Clarkson, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Marc P. Davison, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Christopher P. Gaughan
Oregon GCSA

Michael Luccini, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Joseph A. Perry, CGCS
Eastern Shore Association of GCS

Britt W. Pollock, CGCS
Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA

John A. Risler, CGCS
Northeastern GCSA

Tim P. Scott, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

Newly certified members

Brandon McIntosh, CGCS
Rio Grande GCSA

Recertified members

Lee J. McLemore, CGCS
Alabama GCSA

Joe C. Traficano, CGCS
Cactus and Pine GCSA

William Griffith, CGCS
California GCSA

Hugh L. Barefoot, Jr., CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Steve T. Hamilton, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Richard Robinson, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Anthony Williams, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Roger M. Ruff, CGCS
Intermountain GCSA

Michael Brunelle, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Timothy O'Neill, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Eddie B. Wachter, CGCS
Mississippi Valley GCSA

Eric A. Bresky, CGCS
Northeastern GCSA

Douglas Jones, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Recertified members

Eric G. Dusa, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Chris J. Flynn, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Jeffrey A. Frontz, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Matthew Cimino, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

Jeffrey L. Gullikson, CGCS
Inland Empire GCSA

Colin G. Seaburg, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Scott G. Kinnan, CGCS
Old Dominion GCSA

Douglas Meyer, CGCS
Ontario GSA

Jeffrey S. Edwards, CGCS
Philadelphia Association of GCS

Michael Iacono, CGCS
Rhode Island GCSA

Brian P. Conn, CGCS
Western New York GCSA

Newly certified members

Jeremy J. Hreben, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Recertified members

Scott A. Bender, CGCS
Bluegrass GCSA

Anthony Brown, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Anthony Bubenas, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Christopher M. Chase, CGCS

Keith D. Chester, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

James B. Conant, CGCS
GC Managers Assoc. of Cape Cod

Rodney Crow, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Stanley Elliott, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Scott D. Gennings, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

James C. Husting, CGCS
Sierra Nevada GCSA

Josh J. M. LePine, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Michael Magnani, CGCS
San Diego GCSA

Kurt D. Noonan, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Stephen Rabideau, CGCS
Long Island GCSA

David M. Rogers, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Gary L Sailer, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Chad W. Sartain, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Gary D. Sayre, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Roy A. Szyndlar, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Michael Undem, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Steve Van Acker, CGCS
Midwest Association of GCS

William C. Warnick, CGCS

Recertified members

Richard Collins, CGCS
Peaks & Prairies GCSA

Gregory Cormier, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Robert Birdsall, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

John D. Delaney, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Glen W. Dube, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

David E. Fisher, CGCS
Northwestern Illinois GCSA

Richard G. Fredericksen, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Gregory Harkin, CGCS
Iowa GCSA

Britton Lacy, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Scott E. Miller, CGCS
Lone Star GCSA

Aidan O’Hara, CGCS

W. Brian Powell, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Darrin R. Spierings, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Michael Springs, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Riley L. Stottern, CGCS
Intermountain GCSA

Brad L. Westrope, CGCS

Roger R. Yenny, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Newly certified members

Andrew Morgan, CGCS
GCSA of Northern California

Recertified members

Ronald B. Darnell, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Mark A. Douglas, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Brent T. Graham, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Dennis R. Ingram, CGCS

Wayne P. Kappauf, CGCS
Everglades GCSA

John P. Newton, CGCS
Iowa GCSA

Alan L. Nielsen, CGCS
Oregon GCSA

Eric V. Niemur, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Scott M. Phelps, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Robert A. Radachi, CGCS
Northwest Ohio GCSA

Richard R. Rhodes, CGCS
Northern Ohio GCSA

Kevin S. Seibel, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Martin Sternberg, CGCS

Michael Valiant, CGCS
Intermountain GCSA

Michael S. Wilson, CGCS
South Texas GCSA

Newly certified members

Timothy G. Connolly, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

J. Michael O'Neill, CGCS
Central New York GCSA

Alex J. Stuedemann, CGCS
Northwestern Illinois GCSA

Recertified members

Damon C. Chango, CGCS

Casey Crittenden, CGCS
Nebraska GCSA

Jimmy T. Geter, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

James A. Hasz, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Daniel C. Holt, CGCS
Lone Star GCSA

Stephen A. Kealy, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

Kevin Komer, CGCS
Vermont GCSA

Thomas R. Leahy, CGCS
Central New York GCSA

Dennis P. Petruzzelli, CGCS
Connecticut Association of GCS

Lance A. Rogers, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

David J. Soltvedt, CGCS

Peter S. Stephens, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Melvin H. Waldron, III, CGCS
Ozark Turf Association

Jeffrey A. Wentworth, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

Richard C. Zepp, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Christopher A. Zugel, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Newly certified members

Ryan H. Green, CGCS
New Hampshire GCSA

Recertified members

Bret L. Barton, CGCS
Georgia GCSA

Robert B. Becker, CGCS
Central Ohio GCSA

Scott A. Carpenter, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Charles Clarke, CGCS
GCSA of New Jersey

Raymond J. Frey, CGCS

David P. Grove, Jr., CGCS
Northwestern Pennsylvania GCS

Steve Holley, CGCS
Central Florida GCSA

Michael Jones, CGCS
Southern Illinois GCSA

Andrew Kjos, CGCS
Palm Beach GCSA

Thomas Lively, CGCS
Central Texas GCSA

Garrett Luck, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Robert D. McKinney, CGCS
Minnesota GCSA

Mark P. Newton, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

Glenn M. Perry, CGCS
Metropolitan GCSA

W. Eric Pockl, CGCS
Greater Pittsburgh GCSA

Stephen Potter, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Association of GCSA

Patrick J. Truchan, CGCS
Hi-Lo Desert GCSA

Michael Vogt, CGCS
Central Illinois GCSA

James S. VonAhn, CGCS
Iowa GCSA

Gary R. Weaver, CGCS

Edward J. Wilkins, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

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What new CGCSs say about the program


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





Todd Bishop CGCS

“Achieving the designation of Certified Golf Course Superintendent has been a professional goal of mine since reentering the industry. The importance of being a good steward of the environment was instilled upon me at a young age. The certification process helped enforce my beliefs and forced me to reevaluate my management programs to stay proactive in all ways. I consider it an honor to hold the CGCS designation."

– Todd J. Bishop CGCS, General Manager, Denison Golf Club, Granville, Ohio




Andrew Morgan CGCS

“Having started a career in this industry at an early age it has always been a goal to become certified one day. I feel like I have reached highest level of professionalism by achieving certification. It feels good to finally accomplish this long-term goal!”

– Andrew Morgan, CGCS, Palo Alto Hills Country Club, Palo Alto, Calif.





Mike ONeill CGCS

“Attaining Certification has been a goal of mine since I first became a Golf Course Superintendent.  The certification designation to me means that I have achieved something special and have made a commitment to myself to be the best Golf Course Superintendent I can be.”

– Michael J. O’Neill, CGCS, Bellevue Country Club, Syracuse, N.Y.





Stuedemann-Alex

“Achieving certification has been my greatest professional pursuit since entering the industry. The rigorous evaluation of my career experiences, education and professional development are a testament to GCSAA and those who have guided me in my career that have placed me in a position to succeed. Although this can be viewed as a pinnacle moment, I am grateful that the CGCS designation is a constant reminder to remain proactive not only in one’s development, but also in that of our peers and the industry as a whole.”

– Alex J. Stuedemann, CGCS, Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.