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Randy Robinson

Central Plains regional representative

Robinson joined 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 resides in Huxley.
Tel. 800-472-7878, ext. 3605

Field staff report

  • Love/Hate

    by Randy Robinson | Aug 31, 2023
    Here is my favorite love/hate list right now.
    Full story
  • Behind the Scenes

    by Randy Robinson | Apr 05, 2023
    You're not alone, your behind-the-scenes work is more important than you know.
    Full story
  • The Heart Locks In Its Leaders

    by Randy Robinson | Nov 28, 2022
    On November 2, The Heart of America GCSA (HAGCSA) held its annual meeting. Preceding the annual meeting was lunch catered by Joe's BBQ of Kansas City. Top five BBQs I've ever had!
    Full story
  • The Mississippi Valley Keeps It Old School

    by Randy Robinson | Nov 28, 2022
    On November 9, 2022, The Mississippi Valley GCSA held its annual meeting at Norman K. Probstein Community Golf Course.
    Full story
  • Co-Ed Event For The Win

    by Randy Robinson | Sep 01, 2022
    Recently, I was able to travel to St. Louis with my family. The trip was centered around Mississippi Valley GCSA (MVGCSA) chapter event that was held on August 12.
    Full story



  • Timothy M Gramith, Class C, Chaska
  • Christopher Rust, Class C, Saint Paul


  • Bryan Meyer, Class C, Eureka
  • William Nelson, Class C, Eureka
  • Caleb M Seidel, Class C, Springfield


  • Nick R Pusek, Class SW, Lincoln

North Dakota

  • Chad T Blank, Class S, Fargo


  • Kevin R Johnson, formerly (B) at Painted Mountain Golf Course, is now (B) at Grandview Golf Club in Duluth
  • Joshua S Lemons, formerly (C) at Golden Valley Country Club, is now (C) at Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie
  • Joe T LeVoir, formerly (C) at Northland Country Club, is now (C) at North Oaks Golf Club in North Oaks


  • John Overby, formerly (EM) at Milburn Golf & Country Club, is now (EM) at Turf Mechanic Solution in Lees Summit
  • Tim D Schwierjohn, formerly (A) at Pomme Creek Golf Course, is now (A) at Redexim North America in Valley Park
  • Raymond S Seifert, formerly (A) at Bella Vista Country Club, is now (A) at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale


  • Jeffrey E Gasseling, formerly (A) at Highlands Golf Course, is now (A) at Mahoney Golf Course in Lincoln
  • Keith E Kline, formerly (C) at Quail Run Golf Course, is now (B) at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus
  • Kit I Lofgreen, formerly (S) at Southeast Community College, is now (S) at Bayside Golf Course in Brule

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