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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.
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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 Thursday, February 7th, 2019, at the Annual Meeting and Election in San Diego, California, T.A. Barker, CGCS was elected to serve again to a two year term on the GCSAA Board of Directors. Barker is the superintendent at Fore Lakes Golf Course in Taylorsville and has been the superintendent since 2006. He is a 14 year GCSAA member and past president of the Utah Chapter. Congratulations T.A.!
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.