President's Message
Craig Felton
2020 CTGCSA President

Despite a rainy day, what a great start to 2020 with our CTGCSA Legacy Scholarship Tournament at Olympia Hills  raising $21,687.00! This simply could not happen without  the support of our Annual Sponsors and Affiliate Members  who graciously donated product and services to a great cause. The  entire staff at Olympia Hills was awesome and your CTGCSA Board of  Directors worked their tails off securing donations and executing the  day's activities. Last but not least, it takes folks bidding and once again  nothing was left on the table. We sold out of everything and that's a direct reflection of you as supporting members. So a big shout out to you as well!

The McClure Match play is scheduled for April 20th at Kissing Tree Golf  Club. Russell Tippie has the golf course looking fantastic with over-seeded  greens, tees and fairways. Both Captains Bruce Burger (co-captain  Corby White) and Reagan Olson (co-captain Jarrett Eledge) promise to  have some great matches lined up for the awesome tournament honoring  Ted McClure. Mr. McClure represents the founding fathers of our CTGCSA Association.  

June 22nd will take us to Horseshoe Bay Resort (Apple Rock) where we  will host the Superintendent / Affiliate Championship. Ken Gorzycki and  his team have recently completed a green and bunker renovation along  with cart path, irrigation and retaining wall upgrades. As always I suspect  nothing less than GREAT golfing conditions for this "Bragging Right's".  LOOK OUT Olson brothers, you both have a big Bull's Eye on your back  and Matt Cowan, you're no different!!

The world we live in right now is uncertain at best. Be smart, stay  safe and do the right thing. This too will pass.

Craig Felton

Event Wrap Ups

This year's Legacy Scholarship Fundraiser and Turf Day was 
held at the beautiful Olympia Golf Club. 
Jeremy Laak and the entire staff at the club did a great 
job hosting and making everyone feel welcome.

Photos courtesy of ProsShots Photography

CTGCSA President Craig Felton (L) with
Olympia Hills Host Jeremy Laak

Jake Snyman really likes that cookie!

Our Scholarship Auction was a great success!
Thanks to our great sponsors, donors and participants, 
the CTGCSA raised $21,687 to fund Legacy Scholarships. 

Several equipment vendors took the opportunity to display
latest and greatest. Giving participants an up close look. 
Thank you to all of our great vendors. 

On your mark, get set ...........

Mr. Jim Lorah was the lucky 50/50 winner.
Congratulations Jim!

Golfers braved the rainy skies and enjoyed an outstanding
golf course and great camaraderie. Lots of smiles!

Proximity and Tournament Winners

Alex Pyshny - Long Drive #17

Paul Lane - Long Drive #16

Jeremy Johnson - Texas Sports Sands Closest to the Pin #7

Mr. Ryan Brooks with Textron Golf and Mr. Dennis Klene with 
Texas Sports Sands both hosted a Par 3 closest-to-the-pin. 
Textron  was able to raise $95.00 for the scholarship fund. 
Texas Sports Sands raised $150.00 and matched that 
amount for  a total of $300.00 to the scholarship fund. 
Thanks guys for all your hard work!

Tyler Easterwood - EZ-Go Textron Closest to the Pin #13

Zac Seith - Closest to the Pin #5

Drew Kerr - Closest to the Pin #11

3rd Place Team (L to R)
Seth Logan, John Aguillon, Daniella Smith and David Smith

Runner Up Team (L to R)
Jarrett Eledge, Tyler Easterwood, Colton Fees, and Reagan Olson

Championship Team (L to R)
Jacob Heppell, Zak Harrington, Shawn McVay, and Brody Dillard

Top Stories

Events Cancelled

With regret, the PGA cancelled several Spring tournaments including two events in Central Texas. 

From the PGA - "We have pledged from the start to be responsible, thoughtful and transparent with our decision process. We did everything possible to create a safe environment for our players in order to continue the event throughout the weekend, and we were endeavoring to give our fans a much-needed respite from the current climate.  But at this point - and as the situation continues to rapidly change - the right thing to do for our players and our fans is to pause."

We recognize and applaud the hosts for these two events - Bobby Stringer CGCS of Austin Country Club and Robby Robertson of the TPC San Antonio for the effort of you and your hard working staffs. We are looking forward to bigger and better in 2021!
Patriot Golf Day is the largest grassroots golf fundraiser in America, and now we have new ways to make an even greater impact on the lives of military Veterans and their families than ever before!

This year, Folds of Honor has partnered with PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere). As a result, Patriot Golf Day will move to its rightful home over Memorial Day Weekend, a holiday devoted to the memory of the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Last year, with our efforts, Patriot Golf Day raised over $7 million-which funded over 1,400 scholarships. This year, donations received as a result of your efforts will enable  both Folds of Honor and PGA HOPE to better serve the needs of Veterans and their families through the game of golf.

We hope you will join us in our fundraising efforts in support of Folds of Honor and PGA HOPE, as we honor the sacrifice, shape lives, change lives and save lives through golf. 


GCSAA knows your lives and businesses are being affected by the global COVID-19 Pandemic. While there is no lack of general information about the virus and its widespread impact, we wanted to provide you with resources specific to golf and business operations to assist you in this challenging time. Plus, keep up with  GCSAA's latest updates concerning the pandemic. 

If you have any information you think would be helpful to share with other members, please e-mail  Angela Hartmann, director of marketing and communications.  In addition, we are still here for you, so please contact 800-472-7878 or email , for assistance.

Upcoming Events

The CTGCSA is very aware of the current worldwide health crisis
and is closely monitoring the situation in relation to this scheduled event. 
The health and safety of our members and their families is our highest 
priority. A notice will be posted as soon as a decision can be made. 
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Please visit the website for the latest information 
regarding this event.

2020 Schedule
*Dates and Sites Tentative, Sponsorships Available!
GCSAA News and Updates


National Golf Day , which was scheduled for May 4-6 in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. A decision on whether to reschedule NGD will be made at a later date.

John Fulling CGCS Elected GCSAA President

Keeping the green and keeping the beat are dual passions for John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS, and now the Michigan-based superintendent and drummer will set the pace for GCSAA as the association's 2020 president. Get to know Fulling, his history of industry service - such as his work uniting Michigan's four independent chapters as the statewide Michigan GCSA - and his path to and plans for the GCSAA presidency.

Presented in partnership with Foley Company

Does your turf equipment technician deserve some much-needed recognition for the vital, behind-the-scenes role they play in the success of your golf facility? 

If so, he or she is eligible for GCM's Most Valuable Technician (MVT) awards program, presented in partnership with Foley Company.

There are several benefits to you and your equipment technician if he or she wins:
  • Both the nominating superintendent and the winning equipment manager will receive a complimentary trip to the Golf Industry Show (full-pack registration, airfare, hotel and spending allowance).
  • The winning equipment manager will receive $2,500.
  • The chapter of the nominating superintendent will receive $1,000. Be sure to nominate your equipment manager to make a difference for your chapter as well!

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rounds 4 Research 2020  has been postponed. Information on the future date for the auction is forthcoming. Donations are still being accepted.   Click here
Annual Sponsors