EXCEL Leadership Program
The EXCEL Leadership Program offers leadership training for personal, career, and community/industry stewardship for assistant superintendents; the future leaders in the golf course management industry. Thank you, our application has closed.
E — Educating golf industry leaders of tomorrow.
X — Cross-training opportunities so they can share what they have learned.
C — Creating community leaders who serve more than take.
E — Encouraging future leaders through advisory boards and councils.
L — Developing leaders who will mentor others.
The EXCEL Leadership Program features two, two-day education and training sessions and a trip to the annual GCSAA Conference and Trade Show for assistant golf course superintendents. The education and travel for 2022-2023 includes:
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- Fall Meeting,TBD
- GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, Feb. 6-9, 2023, Orlando
- Spring Meeting, TBD
from NuFarm to learn more about the EXCEL Leadership Program.
To be considered, a GCSAA Class C member must complete the application and respond to two pre-selected essay questions. Up to eight assistant superintendents will be selected for this opportunity to develop their leadership skills over a three-year period.
Applicants must be:
- Currently employed as an assistant golf course superintendent within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) or Canada.
- A Class C member of GCSAA
- Able to participate for three full years
- Not be working for current members of the GCSAA Board of Directors or GCSAA Foundation Board of Trustees, children of GCSAA or Nufarm staff, or current employees of those organizations.
- Kyle Gentry, Pinehurst #2 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.
- Carey Hofner, The Club at Cordillera in Edwards, Colo.
- Mark Lyon, Teton Pines Resort and Country Club in Jackson, Wyo.
- Evan McFadden, Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif.
- Nicholas Mortara, Richter Park Golf Course in Danbury, Conn.
- Aaron Cabanaw, Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn.
- LoraBeth Catterson, Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif.
- Charles Cecil, Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
- Ethan Howard, The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Rock, Colo.
- Miranda Robinson, Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
- Madison Rudsinski, Paradise Valley Country Club in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
- Kal Zaranec, Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho