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History of the Central New York 

Golf Course Superintendents Association

The Central New York Golf Course Superintendents Association  was founded in 1975 at the Village Green Golf Course in Baldwinsville NY. Dan Nichols, Superintendent of The Village Green Golf Course, Tom Bowen, Superintendent at the Cavalry Club, and Bill Stark, Superintendent at Cortland Country Club were the organizers of the first meeting.  Nineteen superintendents were in attendance.

Through contact with the Golf Course Superintendents of America, committees we formed, by-laws were written and the association began meeting several times a year at various golf courses in the area.

Enrollment has grown to approximately 200 members including superintendents, assistant superintendents, technicians, and vendors.  The Central New York Golf Curse Superintendents Association geography covers north to the Canadian border, south to the Pennsylvania border, east and west of Syracuse approximately 50 miles in both direction.

The CNYGCSA Chapter emphasis continues to be providing educational experiences and facilitating useful communication among members so that we can fulfill our mission statement, " To provide the best possible playing conditions in an environmentally responsible manner "

Through the years, the Central New York Golf Course Superintendents Association has provided over $110,000 for turf research at Cornell University, SUNY Delhi, and  SUNY Cobleskill.  We have also funded over $25,000 in scholarships for members and their children and donated substantial fund to various local charities.

Our intent is to continue serving our membership and the community in this manner.


President- Ash Gough, Beaver Meadows Country Club
Vice President- Matthew Simon, Thendara Golf Club
Secretary- Steve Kurta,   Tuscarora Country Club
Treasurer- Rob Peirpoint, Onondaga Country Club
Co-Treasurer- Jim Popielarczyk, Liverpool Golf & Country Club

Board of Directors

 Adam Engle, Lakeshore Yacht & Country Club
Dean Newton, Site One Landscape   
Bob Goerlich,    Genegantslet Golf Club

Past President- Scott Winkleman,  Marcellus Golf Club
Poa Tournament Coordinator- Dick Perry, Retired Foxfire Country Club

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