"Utah Golf Course Superintendents Association"

Mission Statement

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.


Vision Statement

The Utah GCSA is a community of golf course management professionals and a go-to information source to enhance and grow the profession.


2020 Annual Meeting

Call for 2021 Utah GCSA Board of Directors

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—

· President

· Vice President

· Secretary/Treasurer

· (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.


Superintendent, Assistant and Salesperson of the Year Awards

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.


COVID-19 Message

We know the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak has temporarily turned our lives upside down and we wanted to let you know that the Utah GCSA Board of Directors are closely monitoring the updates and recommendations from local entities. Although, for the time being our region is mildly affected, we want to make sure we are following all safety guidelines and precautions. UGCSA events will still be planned accordingly but will be re-evaluated as they get closer. GCSAA has put together some resources to help during this challenging time (linked below). Our chapter will be getting something together quickly as well.
Further, a letter was sent to Governor Gary Herbert on Monday, March 23, recommending that golf course maintenance be allowed to continue working should there be a shelter in place order.
Please know that the superintendent community is here and we care about the wellbeing of you and your family.
Stay healthy & safe!

Riley Stottern, CGCS - Utah Golf Hall of Fame

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.


2020 Board of Directors

L-RRoss O'Fee, CGCSEmpire Turf, Inc. (Affiliate Rep.)Phill MillerStotz Equipment (Affiliate Rep)Josh VirostkoLakeside Golf Course (Director), Wes York, Oakridge Country Club (Director)Brian Roth, CGCSOquirrh Hills Golf Course (Secretary/Treasurer)Nate JamesSoldier Hollow Golf Course (Vice President)Alan DavisWillow Creek Country Club (President), Justin Woodland, The Barn Golf Club (Past President)

Not PicturedMike Valiant, CGCSGlenwild Golf Club & Spa (Director)Brecken VarahWillow Creek Country Club (Assistant Director)


2019 Chapter Champion

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.

Gross winners:

Second place: Matt Isbell, Superintendent – Stonebridge Golf Club (71)

Third place: Dallin Naulu, Superintendent – The Oaks at Spanish Fork (73)


Net winners:

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.


We have a new NAME!



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.


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Membership Inquiry

Membership in the Utah GCSA is open to any individual directly involved in the turf industry. Golf course superintendents, assistants, employees of members, manufacturers, distributors, educators, turf maintenance professionals, turfgrass students and specialists are all welcome. Membership classifications are assigned according to the Utah GCSA Bylaws.