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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

  • Oregon State University’s Turfgrass Management PACE Course Series

    by Dave Phipps | Nov 10, 2022
    With enrollment at many turfgrass schools at all-time lows, it has become necessary to look in different places for those key employees. At it just so happens, these individuals may be right under our noses and may already be on our staff.
    Full story
  • Giving thanks to our crewmembers

    by Dave Phipps | Aug 24, 2022
    So, why, you ask are you talking about your barbecue in a blog post? Well, as I was grilling some whole chickens for Enzo this morning, it dawned on me that every golf course shop that I visit seems to have a grill nearby, and caused me to reminisce about the days when I would buy custom cut rib-eyes for my crew every August to celebrate the nearing end to a great season.
    Full story
  • First Green at GCSAA's Conference & Show

    by Dave Phipps | Feb 15, 2022
    My GCSAA Conference and Trade Show week started with a huge First Green success, largely in part with the help of Brendon Reaksecker, the superintendent of Bonita Golf Club.
    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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