The purpose of the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association shall be to promote sustainable turf management and unify the golf course superintendents of the state.
To achieve these goals, the FGCSA will engage in cooperative communications and education efforts with various interested organizations and regulatory and governmental offices to achieve the highest standards of professionalism. The FGCSA consists of eleven local chapters, each of which is represented on the FGCSA Board of Directors. Membership in the FGCSA is automatically extended to all Class A, SM and C members who are members of one of the local chapters. There is no Commercial member category in the FGCSA.
Mission: The Mission of the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association is to promote the golf course management profession and to unify golf course superintendents in Florida.
[10/28/20] The Florida GCSA website is back online!
[10/27/20] Florida GCSA Members - The platform that provides our website is down. I am sorry for the inconvenience. Once it is up and running we will let you know. Thanks for your patience.
We would not only like to say thank you to the superintendents for your hard work on the course, but also say thank you to all the superintendents who volunteer their time, compassion and energy to provide leadership and service to the industry and the Association. #ThankASuper
Nice job Tim Campbell and The Palm Beach Par 3 demonstrating demonstrating environmental stewardship!
wptv.com Since February, the course has had bee hives nestled on the back 9.
Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association's cover photo
Photos from Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association's post
The Florida GCSA welcomed a new Board of Directors today. Taking the lead is Andy Neiswender - President
Andy Jorgensen, CGCS - Vice President
Bryce Koch, CGCS- Secretary/Treasurer
Nick Kearns- Immediate Past President.
The Association is in good hands! #floridastrong
The full list of board members can be found here https://floridagcsa.site-ym.com/page/BoardofDirectors
Joe Holden - Our Winter Florida Green Cover Story
Mindy's Video Magazine - An interview with Joe Holden - Part 1
We are thankful & grateful to our service members whose bravery & selflessness gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom on this Memorial Day.
The Florida GCSA and Henry DeLozier, Global Golf Partners, have a frank discussion on golf and what the future might look like for golf and golf course superintendents in Florida.
Beginning today, 7 South Florida clubs will provide meals to Delray Medical Center. #golfcares https://t.co/ER0czN50U3
palmbeachpost.com Coronavirus Palm Beach County updates: Beginning Monday, seven country clubs in southern Palm Beach County - Addison Reserve, Quail Ridge, Polo Club,
[04/20/20] Today, April 20, 2020, FDACS issued a Emergency Order 2020-007, which extends the prior Emergency Order 2020-002 for another 60 days. The order extends pesticide license renewal deadlines for another 60 days.
Wishing all of our members and their families good health and hopefulness this Easter weekend and Passover.
[04/03/20] We are under a microscope. Enforce one golfer per cart policy – it is critical not only to do the right thing but to be seen doing the right thing. Not all observers will know two golfers are married or related and perceptions are important right now.
Golf Course Maintenance Facilities in Florida are able to remain open in all Orders. Golf is considered a recreational activity under Section 3 ii of Governor DeSantis's EO 20-91 so long as safe social distancing is practiced. Golf courses are closed in Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach County.
Governor DeSantis's Stay at Home Order is on our website and follows CISA guidelines. Golf Course Maintenance Facilities can remain operable under Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services, landscapers are included (page10).
[04/01/20] Governor DeSantis has issued a Stay at Home Order for 30 days that will go into effect April 2 at midnight. More details to come when the official Order is published. #COVID-19
Currently, Golf Course Maintenance Facilities are able to remain open in all of Florida's Executive Orders. Golf courses are closed in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. https://floridagcsa.site-ym.com/page/COVID_19
“If you let the golf course go (untended) for two or three weeks you’ll have fierce trouble getting it back, ...So it’s all very well shutting the place down but the grass doesn’t know there’s coronavirus flying around, it wants to grow.”
irishexaminer.com Golf course owners, managers, and club members were able to breathe a small sigh of relief on Tuesday when the Government agreed that course maintenance may be considered an essential service.
GCSAA COVID-19 TOWN HALL 2: Monday, March 30, 2 p.m. EDT. Along with gov. affairs and resource updates, town hall will center around preparedness. Tag @GCSAA
w/ employment law/HR questions relating to layoffs, unemployment, FMLA, and beyond.
Register now: http://bit.ly/gcsaa-covid-19-town-hall-2
Check out our COVID-19 web page for the latest State and County Executive Orders and other resourceful links to help you navigate the state and local COVID1-19 response. https://floridagcsa.site-ym.com/page/COVID_19
Golf offers the best relief from COVID-19
tcpalm.com A lot of the changes golf courses have made in response to the coronavirus pandemic have made it more fun. Well, as long as they can remain open.
[03/23/20] Golf Course Superintendents, if you have an over-abundant supply of N95 masks on hand in your maintenance facilities, now might be a good time to make a donation to your local hospitals. #COVID-19 #findthehelpers
[03/18/20] Florida GCSA members - be sure to check your email and complete the survey we sent. You and your peers have some great ideas and this is an easy opportunity to share what you are doing at your courses and get some ideas from others. The survey is completely anonymous. #COVID19
Practicing Social distancing is important in reducing the spread of #COVID19. If you have questions you may call the @HealthyFla COVID-19 hotline at #866-779-6121.
GCSAA is doing our best to continue to serve our members while also looking out for the safety and well-being of our members and staff. Learn how GCSAA is preparing for and making adjustments during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: http://bit.ly/gcsaa-covid-19
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan announced that the rest of the Players Championship -- Rounds 2-4 set to take place Friday through Sunday -- will be played without fans in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
pgatour.com Let me preface my remarks by reinforcing that the health and safety of our players, employees, partners, volunteers, fans and everybody associated with the PGA TOUR is our top priority.
Florida Turfgrass Association
Second Annual Turfgrass Day on the Hill.
Eastpointe Country Club
Golf Course Superintendent John Spiwak discussing the renovation of hole #18 with Golf Course Designer John Sanford and Jon Beckman of South Florida Golf Renovations. Progress is moving along steadily and we are excited to see the finished product! #EastpointeCountryClub #Renovations #GolfCourse #CountryClubLifestyle
"...healthy lawns and landscapes act as some of the most efficient and effective filters on the planet and support the well-being of the environment.” https://floridapolitics.com/archives/318056-new-coalition-sets-sights-on-patchwork-fertilizer-ordinances
floridapolitics.com Conflicting ordinances lead to trouble, group says.
blogs.ifas.ufl.edu A new study shows that planting wildflowers on golf courses not only benefits pollinating insects but also saves time and resources.
Fertilizer ordinances cause more harm than good, experts say
Thankful for all our members. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.
Members Ryan Stewart (of the Copperhead and Island Courses) and Rob Koehler (of the North and South Courses) ensure they provide a consistent management style to their 65 staff members
golfdom.com Ryan Stewart and Rob Koehler are conserving millions of gallons of water annually, while also overseeing four courses and a staff of nearly 70
Just listed...new job posting for an Assistant Superintendent
Tommy Fazio masterpiece. No 1 new course in America 1999. 18 holes with big driving range and putting green. Golf shop and restaurant and cart girls and bag boys. Members club also open to public. New management 2019. Welcome
A Tommy Fazio Masterpiece, Eagle Marsh Golf Club is the premier destination for a golfing experience in South Florida. Its solid reputation for overall con