First things first..

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families in Central Texas who were impacted by the recent flooding and devastation. We would like to reach out to anyone who has been personally affected. If you have or know someone who has, please contact the Central Texas GCSA office so we can put the word out for any necessary assistance.  Your fellow members want to help. 
President's Message

Howdy CTGCSA Members, 


I hope all of you are doing well and the recent rains have treated you kindly. Congratulations to the North Team for winning their sixth straight North/South Cup and to the CTGCSA team who won the Chapter Team Gross at the GCSAA Golf Championship. And of course, to Matt Cowan of Barton Creek for capturing the GCSAA National Championship in February.


We have started 2015 with great turnouts at CTGCSA events. We have made changes to the online sign-up to make it easier for our members to register for events. Be sure to check out the website after golf tournaments for results and pictures from the day's activity. 


I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Barton Creek on June 22, when we will award over $15,000 in scholarships. I'm sure Matt will have outstanding and challenging course ready for the championship. 


Thank you to all of our members for making CTGCSA a great organization,


Thomas Speakman


Upcoming Events
CTGCSA Championship

June 22, 2015
  Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Crenshaw Cliffside Golf Course

Join us on June 22 at Omni Barton Creek for the 2015 CTGCSA  Championship. Sharpen your skills for this event tha t will crown the Superintendent Champion as well as the Affiliate Champion.  For those of us more "relaxed golfers" there will also be a Net Division with great competition and prizes.

7:00 a.m. - Registration
8:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Lunch following golf
$75.00 per person

Civitas is our Title Sponsor for the day making it possible to have a great day of food, fun and networking.  Click on their logo to learn more about their great products and services.

The 2015 Legacy Scholarships will be awarded on this day so
come help us celebrate with these bright students from the families of our Association.

Event Wrapups

North / South Cup 2015  at Grey Rock Golf Club

All smiles after the North team captured the Cup and bragging rights for the year!
Captain Matt Cowan rallied his team in impressive fashion. 

Host Superintendent Jim Papa and his staff had the Grey Rock course in outstanding condition!  The entire staff at Grey Rock rolled out the red carpet for the event and we appreciate their effort. 

Final Tally: North 8   South 5   and 2 Matches All Square.

Thanks to all who participated in this fun event!
It was a great day at Grey Rock and we all look forward to North / South 2016!

THANK YOU, Cameron McDermid
Official Photographer of the CTGCSA and all around good guy. 

Central Texas GCSA Well Represented
at Lone Star GCSA Texas Cup

Golf Industry News

Austin Country Club to host
2016 World Golf Championship - Dell Match Play

Four-year agreement with International Federation of PGA Tours brings event to one of Texas' oldest existing clubs  




To conserve water, many golf courses are irrigating with lower-quality water that has a higher salt content. Researchers at Texas Tech University are examining the effectiveness of cultivation practices and various granular and liquid products to push salts deeper into the root zone while using normal irrigation levels.

GCSAA News and Updates

"Thank a Golf Course Superintendent"

Public relations program has appeared on Golf Channel and includes a sweepstakes that gives appreciative golfers a chance to win a trip to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Click the photo of Jack Nicklaus to see the videos and for more information about the program.  

Other GCSAA News

Survey shows salaries continue steady increase in 2015
Biennial survey shows average salary rises to $85,204    
According to the 2015 GCSAA Compensation and Benefits Report, the average salary for head golf course superintendent climbed 3.2 percent to $85,204 from 2013, continuing the trend of increases in every two-year period since GCSAA began tracking the data in 1993. For certified superintendents, the increase was even higher. Their average salary rose 5.9 percent in the last two years to $103,993.  

GCSAA joins the We Are Golf coalition on Capitol Hill to talk about the importance of the golf industry.

GCSAA and IGCEMA boards approve membership union
Strengthening ties between superintendents, equipment managers a key benefit  

GCSAA Field Staff - Blog:  Y'all Come Back Now, Ya Hear?
A recap of the San Antonio GCSAA Conference and GIS by Brian Cloud 
2015 Annual Sponsors
2015 Event Calendar