(Blog) GCSAA Certification Committee

I was honored recently by being asked to serve on the Certification Committee for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. I have volunteered to serve on a national committee several times before but had not been selected. I am looking forward to this experience as I believe it will help me improve my leadership skills, allow me to meet new industry contacts, and give back to the national association.

The professional designation of Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) is the highest level of recognition acheivable in the golf course industry and is bestowed upon those individuals who voluntarily meet the stringent requirements set forth by the GCSAA. It is the most widely recognized acheivement in the golf course industry and is currently held by 1640 active GCSAA Class A members worldwide.

The certification committee’s charge is to further the professionalism and education of the golf course superintendent through the continual review and upgrading, as needed, of all elements of the GCSAA Certification program. Members of this committee host the annual CGCS Luncheon during the Golf Industry Show, review all program appeals and are asked to be trained and serve as certification portfolio judges.

The 2011 Certification Committee will be chaired by Mr. Rafael Barajas, CGCS of Hacienda Golf Club, La Habra Heights, CA .

The remaining members of the Certification Committee will consist of:
Mr. Timothy J. Benedict, CGCS of Woodmere Club, Woodmere, NY
Mr. William Brown, CGCS of Hartefeld National Golf Course, Kennett Square, PA,
Mr. B. Russell Dooge, CGCS of King Kamehameha Golf Club, Wailuku, HI,
Mr. Vincent A. Pavonetti, CGCS of Fairview Country Club, Greenwich, CT,
Mr. David H. Robinson, CGCS of Marriott Golf, Ocoee, FL,
Mr. Scott A. Sewell, CGCS of Seascape Resort, Destin, FL,
Mr. Eric Ward, CGCS of Golf Tremblant, Sainte-Adele, PQ Canada, and
Mr. Ron Wright, CGCS of Blue Tip Golf Course, Mobile, AL.

Congratulations Paul keep up the good work!
Paul L. Carter CGCS is the Golf Course Superintendent at
The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay Golf Course Maintenance

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