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.
On Thursday, February 7th, 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.
L-R: Ben Timmons, Jeremy Golf & Country Club (Past President), Troy Johnson, Green Source, LLC (Affiliate Rep), Phill Miller, Stotz Equipment (Affiliate Rep), Eric Jones, Talons Cove Golf Course (Director), Justin Woodland, The Barn Golf Club (President), Eric Gifford, Riverside Country Club (Vice President), Nathan James, Soldier Hollow Golf Course (Director).
Not Pictured: Alan Davis, Willow Creek Country Club (Secretary/Treasurer), Wes York, Oakridge Country Club (Director), Spencer Workman, Oakridge Country Club (Assistant Director)