Golf Course Management

JAN 2019

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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70 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.19 FOR DIRECTOR Douglas D. Dykstra, CGCS Douglas D. Dykstra, CGCS, is the golf course superintendent at White Mountain Country Club in Pinetop, Ariz., a position he has held since 2005. Previously, he served as the superintendent at Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe (W.Va.) and at The Pines Country Club in Valley, Neb. He has a bachelor's de - gree in landscape architecture design from South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. A 26-year GCSAA member, Dykstra has been a Chapter Delegate for each of the three chapters he has been a member of in his career, including representing the Cactus and Pine GCSA on four different occasions. He has also served on the national level as a member of the Certification and Election com - mittees and the Environmental Profile Task Group. Dykstra is a member of the Cactus and Pine GCSA and is currently serving his second term as that chapter's president. He also previously served as president of the Nebraska GCSA. Statement I am honored and privileged to be nominated by the Cactus and Pine GCSA for a role as director on the GCSAA Board of Directors. I'm sincerely excited about the prospect of being able to serve our association in this capacity. Having served on the boards of directors for the Nebraska GCSA, West Virginia GCSA and Cactus and Pine GCSA has fueled my passion and motivated me for our industry. The experiences of being a member for over 26 years, involvement in the previously mentioned chapters and participation in GCSAA have prepared me to help grow our profession and industry. I would relish the opportunity to bring the knowledge and experience I have gained to serve the members of GCSAA. Our association has made great strides over the years to be and stay at the forefront of our industry. The commitment to technology, education, advocacy and professionalism are initiatives that I absolutely support. I will work hard toward maintaining and growing these to help our association remain as a leader in the golf industry. In my opinion, it is vital to support programs that are beneficial to our members, such as the field staff representative program. This has helped chapters and GCSAA to effectively communicate and share information, to aid in the development of programs and to be of assistance to our chapters and members to make them stronger. Serving as a chapter delegate and being involved on committees and task forces have broadened my perspective and added experience to help lead our association into the future. I have always been committed to serve in organizations to which I belong, and by giving back have found the benefits received far exceed my efforts. I am grateful to have the support of the board of directors, membership and staff of White Mountain Country Club. I also would like to thank my wife and family for their encouragement and support in running for a position as director of GCSAA. I hope to get your support. CANDIDATES Need information on lodging options in San Diego or help with airline or car rental reservations? Connections Housing and Acendas Corporate Travel have you cov - ered. For all the information about travel related to the 2019 Golf Industry Show, go to http://bit.ly/2Bb5KQd .

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