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David Phipps

Northwest regional representative

A former superintendent, David spent more than 20 years in the golf course management industry before joining the GCSAA staff. He resides in Oregon City, Ore.
Tel. 800-472-7878, ext. 3608.

Field staff report

  • Persevering in 2020

    by Dave Phipps | Oct 06, 2020
    Let’s look what we have overcome since this pandemic started. When we thought our season was all but over, we persevered and made sure we could play golf safely. Now we’ve experienced one of our most successful seasons in recent memory. We have also been hit with wildfires, unexpected snowstorms, and hurricanes, but like always, we as golf course superintendents have risen to the challenge and continue to persevere.
    Full story
  • Take GCSAA's Association Health Programs benefit with you to retirement

    by Dave Phipps | Jul 24, 2020
    So, you’ve been a superintendent now for over 30 years and if you’re like me, you are probably trying to figure out what life after golf will look like. By now, you have probably already heard that GCSAA is now offering a health insurance benefit through Association Health Programs (AHP).
    Full story
  • The force behind GCSAA’s Grassroots Ambassador Program

    by Dave Phipps | Jul 14, 2020
    In 2016, Michael Lee was hired as the government affairs manager and tasked with taking on the Grassroots Ambassador Program and filling the positions by the end of 2020. It seems like a daunting task, but Michael is up to the challenge.
    Full story



  • Mitchell Bryden, Class AS, Berthoud
  • Mark Cypress, Class EM, Aurora
  • Jared Dillinger, Class C, Evergreen
  • Michael Ewert, Class AFCR, Greenwood Village
  • Mitchell D Reifschneider, Class AS, Berthoud


  • Abe M Coulsey, Class C, Mountain Home


  • Jesse D Cummings, Class AS, Kamas
  • Andrew J Dunlop, Class C, Hurricane
  • Devon J Purser, Class C, Hill Afb
  • Brad Sparks, Class AF, Pleasant Grove
  • Jeff B Tracy, Class B, Ogden


  • Charles F Schauwecker, Class C, Sammamish
  • Tristan L Sowa, Class EM, Redmond


  • James J Burnside, Class EM, Jackson


  • Adam Conway, formerly (I), is now (A) at Cedaredge Golf Club in Cedaredge
  • Jason L Hinkley, formerly (B) at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club, is now (AF) at CPS Distributors, Inc in Denver
  • Lance Lauer, formerly (C) at Country Club at Castle Pines, is now (C) at Cherry Creek Country Club in Denver
  • Daniel G Robbins, formerly (C) at Hiwan Golf Club, is now (C) at TPC Colorado in Berthoud


  • Daniel M Frederiksen, formerly (C) at Stoneridge Golf Club, is now (C) at The Golf Club at Black Rock in Coeur D Alene
  • Christopher D Gray, formerly (A) at Elkhorn Golf Club, is now (A) at Magic Valley Bentgrass in Filer


  • Conner J Olsen, formerly (S) at Oregon State University, is now (S) at Oswego Lake Country Club in Lake Oswego
  • Corey J Underhill, formerly (C) at Palos Verdes Golf Club, is now (C) at Sunriver Resort-Meadows Course in Bend


  • Raymond H McCormick, formerly (S) at Washington State University, is now (AS) at Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle
  • Donald B Nelson, formerly (C) at Indian Canyon Golf Course, is now (B) at Esmeralda Golf Course in Spokane
  • Dean A Owen, formerly (EM) at Inglewood Golf Club, is now (EM) at The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim
  • Manuel J Torres, formerly (B) at Three Lakes Golf Club, is now (C) at Club at Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie

Upcoming events

Upcoming events in the region. This is not necessarily a comprehensive list. If you have an addition to make, please reach out.

Intermountain GCSA Spring Meeting

  • Dates: 03 May, 2018
  • Location: West Valley City, Utah
  • Address: 4415 Links Drive
Stonebridge Golf Course

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