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Shane Conroy

Great Lakes regional representative

A former assistant golf course superintendent, Shane joined the GCSAA staff in 2015. He resides in Chicago, Ill.
Tel: 800.472.7878, ext. 3635

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There's an app for that: GCSAA and Conference and Trade Show apps

by Shane Conroy | Jan 30, 2023

There’s an app for that.

It seems like a lifetime ago when that ad first appeared. Since then, apps have only grown more prevalent: some good, some not so good. Many have made our lives easier — maps and weather come to mind for me – and others not so much.

At GCSAA, it’s all about making our member’s lives easier. Two ways this is done is through apps.

GCSAA Conference and Trade Show app

The first is the GCSAA Conference and Tradeshow (CTS) app, which can be downloaded through the links below:  

Google Play Store

Apple App Store

Login for the app is the registrant’s email address and first name — the first name is case sensitive.

This app will give you everything the show has to offer in the palm of your hands. This includes exhibitors and attendees, convention and trade show maps, as well as agendas and schedules. If you have questions, the app likely has answers. I would encourage each attendee to download the app prior to heading to Orlando.

GCSAA Now app

The second app is the GCSAA Now App.

Google Play Store

Apple App Store

The GCSAA Now mobile app provides GCSAA news and information directly to your phone or tablet. Download documents, interact with fellow members, update your membership info and more.

GCSAA Now has features to make the most of your app experience including:

  • Log in once, and you are in!
  • Relevant, up-to-date GCSAA news and content.
  • Interact with other members through the "Discussions" and private messaging features.
  • Find other members in your geographic proximity with the "Near Me" feature.
  • Keep track of national and local GCSAA happenings with the "Events" feature.
  • Have easy access to membership documents and other information in the "Resources"      section.

Once you download the app, use your credentials to log in. I personally enjoy the various polls featured on the app as well having all GCSAA news and pertinent info in one place. The app really does a great job giving members an all-in-one platform, as well as promoting the great work superintendents do to a wider audience.

If you haven’t checked out either app, please do. I bet you’ll find something on there that will make your life easier.

See you all in Orlando next week! As always, if you’ve missed a previous post, please check them out below.



  • Bradley J Bednarski, Class EM, Lake Forest
  • Zeke Bochenek, Class AF, Chicago
  • Gerardo Contreras, Class EM, Winnetka
  • Kai E Jacobs, Class C, Jacksonville
  • Brandon Kohley, Class SW, Homer Glen
  • Brian D Kolar, Class EM, Romeoville
  • John C Nugent, Class B, Channahon


  • Matthew Hession, Class C, Indianapolis
  • William R Hoke, Class EM, Indianapolis
  • Matthew A McIntyre, Class C, Bristol
  • Brock Neff, Class SW, W Lafayette
  • Chad W Smith, Class C, Fishers


  • Tyler Goss, Class SW, East Lansing
  • Aaron M Herman, Class SW, East Lansing
  • Andrew A Hovsepian, Class SW, East Lansing
  • Ryan Maxwell, Class B, Livonia
  • Matthew Simonson, Class SW, Howell


  • Mitchell L Cofer, Class SW, Dublin
  • Tyler M Payne, Class C, Dayton
  • John C Prusa, Class AF, Stow
  • Arthur E Rhoades, Class EM, Sylvania
  • Dan G Stauffer, Class C, Canton
  • Tyler S Topp, Class SW, Kettering
  • Christopher White, Class C, New Albany


  • Jake R Ertel, Class C, Thiensville
  • Dominic A Frese, Class B, Racine
  • Joey T Peterson, Class SW, Menomonie
  • Michael A Stachowicz, Class EM, Green Bay
  • Matthew T Statz, Class C, Middleton


  • Charles W Anfield CGCS, formerly (A) at Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club, is now (A) at Prestwick Country Club in Frankfort


  • Robert J Kowatch, formerly (A) at The Bridgewater Club, is now (A) at Meshingomesia Golf & Social Club in Marion


  • Michael B Sanders Jr, formerly (SW) at Louisville Country Club, is now (SW) at Louisville Country Club in Louisville


  • Thomas Collins, formerly (A) at World of Golf, is now (A) at The Camargo Club in Cincinnati
  • Ryan Fleming, formerly (B) at Hamilton Elks Golf Club, is now (B) at Miami View Golf Course in Cleves
  • Jack C Hutchison, formerly (B) at Trumbull Country Club, is now (AS) at Trumbull Country Club in Warren
  • James R Lynn, formerly (C) at Crooked Stick Golf Club, is now (B) at Columbus Country Club in Columbus


  • Jeremy D Dahl, formerly (C) at The Club at Strawberry Creek, is now (B) at Johnson Park Golf Course in Racine
  • Brett Morris, formerly (C) at Hawk's View Golf Club, is now (B) at Browns Lake Golf Course in Burlington
  • Matt R Smith, formerly (C) at Sentryworld Golf Course, is now (B) at Sentryworld Golf Course in Stevens Point
  • Adam C Wepfer, formerly (C) at Bishops Bay Country Club, is now (B) at Bishops Bay Country Club in Waunakee

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