The Utah GCSA is dedicated to improving the superintendents' position in the golf industry through education, networking, advocacy and to grow the game of golf.
The Utah GCSA is a community of golf course management professionals and a go-to information source to enhance and grow the profession.
If you would like to run or nominate someone you think would do a great job on the Utah GCSA Board of Directors, send us your/their name and course. The following positions will need to be filled—
· Vice President
· (2) Directors
· (1) assistant superintendent liaison
· (1) affiliate/vendor representative
The time requirement is very minimal; however, we are looking for members who are dedicated and enthusiastic about improving our chapter. The board meets on an as needed basis in a central location or via video call.
We’ve come a long way and need your help to keep our chapter successful!
Voting for these positions will take place at the Annual Education Conference & Trade Show.
The deadline for nominations for the 2021 UGCSA Board of Directors is August 15, 2020.
We are underway for the Superintendent, Assistant and Salesperson of the Year awards!!
Superintendent nominations can be submitted on the UGA website https://www.uga.org/2020/06/11/vote-for-superintendent-of-the-year/
For the assistant and salesperson, please take a few minutes and submit a deserving member of the Utah GCSA for these awards. This is a great opportunity to nominate an individual that you think is doing a stellar job.
Nominees should not only be exceptional turf managers but also active in chapter activities, developing their staff, being a team player, and a champion in growing the game of golf.
Winners will be chosen by the current UGCSA Board of Directors based on the number of nominations and justifications provided. They will be announced at the 2020 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show.
To nominate, submit the name, course and justification to the UGCSA office or check your bi-monthly UGA handicap email for a personal link. Nominations on the UGA webpage are for the superintendent only. Nominations may be emailed or mailed and anyone is welcome to nominate.
Winners will receive a plaque, full event package to the Annual Conference and a $100 Visa gift card!!!
** NOTE: Award winners must be a current 2020 member of the UGCSA **
Nominations must be submitted by Saturday, August 15, 2020.
The Utah GCSA along with the governing bodies of Utah Golf are elated to announce Riley Stottern, CGCS, being inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame. Riley’s lasting influence on the members of this association and GCSAA will be felt for many years to come. His passion for the profession and willingness to serve are the focus to why he was chosen for this prestigious award. Mr. Stottern will be inducted on October 22, as part of the 2020 class. He joins UGCSA member and Fore Lakes Golf Course owner Todd Barker as one of two superintendents in the Utah Hall of Fame. In honor of the induction, we thought we’d throw it back to 1986 when Riley was elected president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Originally published by Golf Course Management, March 1986.
July 15, 2019 – The Utah Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (UGCSA) held their eighth annual Chapter Championship at Salt Lake City’s Glendale Golf Course.
Superintendents, assistants and vendors from around the state competed for the coveted Green Source, L.L.C. traveling trophy and the esteemed title of UGCSA Chapter Champion.
With a score of four under par (68), David Booth, Assistant Superintendent at Lakeside Golf Course in West Bountiful wins the 2019 championship.
Second place: Matt Isbell, Superintendent – Stonebridge Golf Club (71)
Third place: Dallin Naulu, Superintendent – The Oaks at Spanish Fork (73)
First place: Brian Cloud, Superintendent – Cedar Hills Golf Club (60)
Second place: Craig Goff, Assistant Superintendent – Meadowbrook Golf Course (66)
Third place: Tony Lopez, Assistant Superintendent – Mountain View Golf Course (67)
On behalf of the UGCSA, we would like to thank our title sponsor – Green Source, L.L.C., host Superintendent Bryan Witzel and the entire staff at Glendale Golf Course for their hospitality.
On October 10 & 11 in Wendover, NV, the Intermountain Golf Course Superintendents Association held its annual education conference and trade show. One of the agenda items on the ballot at this years’ conference was the name change from IGCSA (Intermountain) to the UGCSA (Utah). The initiative was brought forth for two main reasons. The first being the membership is almost completely comprised of individuals from Utah. The “Intermountain” region spans well outside of the borders of Utah. Secondly, the UGCSA would be more identifiable on a national level. Most people outside of the region are not familiar with the term “Intermountain” and the area it is entailing. The ballot initiative passed and is in the final stages of officially changing on a national level. Marching forward, the Utah Golf Course Superintendent Association should be more identifiable for the members of other associations, and we are proud to have the name of our great state attached to our professional organization.