Golf Course Management

JAN 2019

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01.19 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 71 FOR DIRECTOR Jeff L. White, CGCS Jeff L. White, CGCS, is the golf course superintendent at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan., a position he has held since 2013. He previously served as the superintendent at Lake Quivira (Kan.) Country Club and Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Lenexa, Kan. White earned a degree in horticulture/turf management from Iowa State University. A 28-year GCSAA member, White was elected to GCSAA Board of Directors in 2018. He currently serves as the chairman of GCM Editorial Board Task Group and is vice chairman of the BMP Grants, Rounds 4 Research and Student task groups. White is a member and past president of the Heart of America GCSA. He is also a member of the Kansas Turfgrass Foundation and the Kansas GCSA. Statement I send a sincere thanks to the membership for allowing me to represent our association this year. I also owe thanks to the Heart of America GCSA for their continued support and 2019 nomination. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the women and men that make GCSAA exceptional. The year has gone by quickly and has been challenging yet rewarding. I have learned much more about GCSAA in a short time. GCSAA and the EIFG programs, outreach, advocacy and services are much larger in scale and in level of activity than I ever believed. The staff and board of directors work diligently and tirelessly toward achieving our mission and vision. The association's mission is, "GCSAA is dedicated to serving its members, advancing their profession and enhancing the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf," while its vision is, "GCSAA is the global leader in golf course management." These statements are reviewed, used and tested throughout every board decision-making process. Working alongside fellow members on the board has been eye-opening and furthered my passion and drive to work for and on behalf of our membership. With a year of experience, I am better equipped and more committed to enhancing and growing our membership, member services and programs. Previous board and staff efforts have positioned GCSAA for future growth and development. We must continue our upward trends in awareness and respect of the golf course superintendent profession and indus - try. Achieving key initiatives such as completing BMPs, enhancing field staff and member services, deliver- ing quality and affordable education and generating interest in and attracting new young professionals to the industry are all very important to me. I wish to continue serving our membership and collectively finding solutions to obstacles that deter us from attaining our mission. Continuing to further develop our relation - ships with industry partners needs to remain a priority as well. I will work hard for our members, striving to make sure each one sees and receives the value from their GCSAA membership. I hope to earn your support once again and remain a GCSAA director at the 2019 GCSAA Annual Meeting and Election. Thanks in advance for your consideration and support. San Diego 2019 CONNECT. DISCOVER. ELEVATE.

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