"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.

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 Winter Education Conference

Join us on February 20th, for a day of education!  Hear from top notch presenters on a full array of topics - agronomy, leadership, best management practices & motivation.  Register today! http://utahgcsa.org/-winter-education-conference

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.

T.A. Barker, CGCS GCSAA Director

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.!

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.