Former superintendent, executive director to assist GCSAA chapters
Lawrence, Kan. (Oct. 19, 2021) – Randy Robinson has been named the field staff representative for the Central Plains region of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).
Robinson joins the GCSAA staff following six years as executive director of the Iowa Turfgrass Institute. From 2006 to 2015, he was the golf course superintendent at Ballard Golf and Country Club in Huxley, Iowa. He is a 17-year member of GCSAA.
"I've made so many lifelong friendships through GCSAA and can't wait to make more,” Robinson said. “GCSAA and on a personal level Iowa GCSA have been so good to me, I feel like I am now in a position to really give back to the game I've loved for many years."
Robinson earned an associate’s degree in horticulture science from Hawkeye Community College. In addition, he served in the Iowa Army National Guard’s HSC 109th Medical Battalion from 1997 to 2005. He and his wife Emily have four children, Kaleb, Kolby, Kinley and Kyler.
Beginning on Nov. 1, Robinson will be the GCSAA liaison from his home office in Huxley for affiliated chapters affiliated chapters in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. GCSAA has nine regional field staff members who maintain direct communication with 98 affiliated chapters in North America.