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

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

Newly certified members

Brett R. Hosler, CGCS
Wisconsin GCSA

Recertified members

Russ A. Apple, CGCS
Tri-State GCSA

David A. Bocci, CGCS
Western Washington GCSA

M. Tedd Evans, III, CGCS
GCSA of South Dakota

Richard J. Fisher, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Mark Hanson, CGCS
Rio Grande GCSA

Andreas Herrmann, CGCS

Terry K. Hutcherson, CGCS
Lone Star GCSA

Timothy Kennelly, CGCS
Mid-Atlantic Assoc of GCSA

Charles Lewison, CGCS
Florida West Coast GCSA

Joseph A. Livingston, CGCS
North Texas GCSA

Charles D. O'Nan, CGCS
Rocky Mountain GCSA

Steven J. Plummer, CGCS
GCSA of Southern California

Walter K. Pritchett, CGCS
Kentuckiana GCSA

Roger M. Robarge, CGCS
GCSA of Central California

John P. Soetaert, CGCS
Mississippi Valley GCSA

Brian J. Stiehler, CGCS
Carolinas GCSA

Robert Stipcak, CGCS
Michigan GCSA

Stephen Tibbels, CGCS
GCSA of New England

Brian R. Vincel, CGCS
Virginia GCSA

Jason S. Ward, CGCS
Florida GCSA

Kevin D. Welker, CGCS

Steve G. Wilson, CGCS
Heart of America GCSA

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What new CGCSs say about the program

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.


Hosler-Brett

“Initially, I viewed achieving GCSAA certification as simply a long-term professional goal. Having worked through the process, I now realize that it is a way for me to quantify my desire to continually improve in my profession. It is now more motivational than conclusive.”

– Brett Hosler, CGCS, Ozaukee Country Club, Mequon, Wis.




Tim Connolly CGCS

"The journey to become a Certified Golf Course Superintendent has helped me pay tribute to everyone in the profession who has made a personal impact on my life. I am driven to succeed because they believed in me."

– Timothy G. Connolly, CGCS, TPC Jasna Polana, Princeton, N.J.





shannon-jesse

“Becoming a certified golf course superintendent has been a goal I have aspired to achieve since the beginning of my career in this industry. I credit my success to opportunities working and learning from some of the most respected superintendents in the industry, including my father, John Shannon, Eric Greytok, and Bob Alonzi, Sr., CGCS. These invaluable life lessons have enabled me to achieve numerous goals while overcoming adversity and continuing to strive for greatness.”

– Jesse Shannon, CGCS, Manhattan Woods Golf Club, West Nyack, N.Y.



othman-nizam

“It is a great honour and I feel really proud as the first and only Certified Golf Course Superintendent in Malaysia. After three years of rigorous course work, numerous assignments and traveling to and from the United States, it is definitely worthwhile for my professional career. With this certification, I am able to further enhance my competencies, knowledge and experience which are also greatly beneficial for my team members.

– Mohd Nizam Othman, CGCS, TPC Kuala Lumpur



koch-bryce

“Achieving certification was a learning experience and taught me a lot about myself and what I could do. The process of becoming certified gave me the opportunity to dig deep into my abilities to excel at this profession. I am fortunate to have worked for and alongside several certified superintendents and their dedication to this industry has helped shape my path to success. This is truly an honor for me to represent this profession and GCSAA as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent.”

– Bryce Koch, CGCS, Cypress Lake Country Club, Fort Myers, Fla.