Field staff report

Barker visits the Mid-Atlantic

by Chase Rogan | Aug 23, 2019


GCSAA’s Board of Directors is always eager to gather feedback from GCSAA members. One of the ways they do this is through board outreach visits. Each year, the five directors — not including the officers — visit a field staff region outside of that board member’s home base, in an effort to gather more information from members, network across a broader area, and learn about challenges that may not affect the region in which that board member resides. This year, I was happy to host T.A. Barker, CGCS, in the Mid-Atlantic region.

T.A. is a second-year director of GCSAA, and the superintendent at Fore Lakes Golf Course in Taylorsville, Utah, where he has worked since 1995 and served as superintendent since 2006. Over the course of three days, we were able to visit six golf courses, attend the annual meeting of Pocono GCSA, and visit professors and graduate students at Penn State to learn about current research initiatives and some of the successes and challenges associated with the multiple turf programs (certificate, B.S., world-campus) offered by the university.

Keeping up with the needs of a rapidly changing market is a top priority for GCSAA, and through these outreach visits the board can mine for and receive a lot of good information from a range of people within the industry. The GCSAA Board of Directors “steers the ship” on key initiatives with which GCSAA engages. But even before many of these initiatives make it to the board room, they are developed and vetted by committees made up of GCSAA members. If you’d like to get involved in volunteering to serve on a GCSAA committee, please reach out to me.

Please see photographs below of T.A.’s visit.

T A Barker Visits Mid Atlantic
T A Barker Visits Mid Atlantic Region
GCSAA Board Member Visits Mid Atlantic Region
GCSAA Board Member Visits Mid Atlantic
GCSAA Board Member Outreach to Mid Atlantic
GCSAA Board Outreach to Mid Atlantic
GCSAA Board Mid-Atlantic Region Outreach 



  • Antonio Lopez, Class C, Millsboro


  • Sean C Heath, Class S, State College
  • David A Hendler, Class S, University Park
  • Shawn Moore, Class SW, University Park
  • Joshua Nethaway, Class C, Gladwyne
  • Bryce M Weber, Class S, Doylestown


  • Jared C Mason, Class S, Chesapeake
  • Michael J Nowicki, Class C, Manakin Sabot
  • Paul Trevino, Class B, Ashland

District of Columbia

  • Jim Holland, formerly (C) at University of Georgia, is now (C) at East Potomac Park Golf Course in Washington
  • William J Lam, formerly (C) at Maryland National Golf Club, is now (B) at East Potomac Park Golf Course in Washington


  • William R Leedom, formerly (C) at Philadelphia Cricket Club, is now (C) at Fieldstone Golf Club in Wilmington


  • Corey T Landon, formerly (B) at Country Club at Woodmore, is now (B) at Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville


  • Aaron D Zinader, formerly (C) at Seven Oaks Country Club, is now (C) at Chartiers Country Club in Pittsburgh


  • Chadwick W Karr, formerly (B) at Manakin Course at Hermitage Country Club, is now (B) at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club in Richmond
  • Adam C Sauls, formerly (C) at Cahoon Plantation, is now (C) at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin Sabot
  • Thomas Winslow, formerly (S) at North Carolina State University, is now (C) at River Bend Club in Great Falls

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