The Hi-Lo Desert GCSA and Sierra Nevada GCSA recently held their annual election meetings at the Club at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. and The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, Calif.
The Hi-Lo Desert GCSA elected Class A superintendent Chris Hoyer of Bermuda Dunes Country Club to serve as president, Class A superintendent Tyler Truman of Mountain Vista Golf Club to serve as vice president and Class A superintendent Tyler Tang of the Club at Morningside as secretary/treasurer.
Others elected to the board included Class A superintendent Nick Hanson of O’Donnell Golf Club, Roger Compton of Thunderbird Country Club and Andy Means of Stotz Equipment/John Deere who will serve as the affiliate liaison.
The Sierra Nevada GCSA elected Class A superintendent and regional director of maintenance Scott Dickson of BrightView Golf Maintenance as president, Class A superintendent Bill Hamilton of Lake Wildwood Golf Club as vice president and Class A superintendent Rob Williams of Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club as secretary/treasurer.
Other newly elected board members include John Farley of Teal Bend Golf Club and Matt Graves of Stotz Equipment/John Deere who will serve as the affiliate liaison.
I’d like to thank Hi-Lo Desert and Sierra Nevada outgoing president’s Jon Maddern and Kurtis Wolford for their exceptional service to their respective associations.
Jon is a past president of GCSAA (2003) and took the time to come back and provide veteran leadership for a young but talented group of officers and board members in the Coachella Valley. His efforts on water management in the valley are exemplary and his successful term is also marked by the completion of the Coachella Valley Golf Industry Economic Impact Report and his assistance with the creation of the annual Coachella Valley Golf Industry Summit.
Kurtis assisted in forming the Sacramento Golf Industry Water Conservation Task Force during his time on the board and serves as co-chair (with Del Rio Country Club Class A superintendent Dave Bermudez) of the Sierra Nevada GCSA Scholarship & Research Committee which raises nearly $35,000 annually for deserving students in the region. As an alum of the GCSAA Melrose Academy, Kurtis selflessly promotes the program to other superintendents, resulting in a Sierra Nevada representative being elected the past three years.
Congratulations to all of the above members and thank you for your service to your association and the golf industry. I look forward to working with you in 2017.