Golf Course Management

JUN 2013

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

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2012 Annual Report 2013 GCSAA Board of Directors Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS President Director of Golf The Olympic Club San Francisco, Calif. Keith A. Ihms, CGCS Vice President Golf Course Superintendent Country Club of Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. John J. O'Keefe, CGCS Secretary/Treasurer Director of Golf Course Management Preakness Hills Country Club Wayne, N.J. Sandy G. Queen, CGCS Immediate Past President Manager of Golf Course Operations City of Overland Park Overland Park, Kan. Peter J. Grass, CGCS Golf Course Superintendent Hilands Golf Club Billings, Mont. William H. Maynard, CGCS Golf Course Superintendent The Country Club of St. Albans St. Albans, Mo. Charting a sustainable course Revenue from operations in 2012 was essentially fat compared to 2011. Revenue from industry experienced the largest decline during the great recession, but has stabilized over 2012 and is projected to show modest growth in the future. Membership dues income continues to be a consistent source of support, representing 28 percent of association revenue, compared to the professional association average of more than 40 percent. Revenue from Environmental Institute for Golf block grants declined in 2012, prompting it to undergo some organizational changes in order to strengthen its branding and fundraising capabilities. Early results in 2013 show those actions to be a positive step. Total expenses increased slightly in 2012 as the association shifted resources in order to fund areas of high priority such as feld staff, communications and outreach. The feld staff program will continue to receive additional funding since member outreach and chapter effectiveness are considered to be long-term priorities of the association. The board of directors also approved a $300,000 increase (plus 75 percent) in funding from the investment reserves. This additional source of fnancial support will allow key programs and services to continue unabated as the organization recovers from the recession and positions itself for growth. This represents a signifcant investment in the future of the association and its members. The investment reserves now total $6.5 million and actually increased in 2012 even though more funds were used in operations, owing to a strong return in the fnancial markets. As the association continues to recover fnancially amidst the sluggish golf economy, the investments being made in new programs and priority areas will allow the association to grow and be well positioned to deliver strong results on its core attributes of advocacy, professional development, community, environmental stewardship and responsiveness. Rafael Barajas, CGCS Golf Course Superintendent Hacienda Golf Club La Habra Heights, Calif. GCSAA Partner Recognition Program Darren J. Davis Golf Course Superintendent Olde Florida Golf Club Naples, Fla. The GCSAA Partner Recognition Program features three tiers designed to allow industry partners the fexibility of how they invest. The program benefts industry partners by positioning them year-round through a variety of communication vehicles and events as key supporters for GCSAA, its members and the superintendent profession. The PRP also provides industry with access to GCSAA members, opportunities for differentiation and access to proprietary components. John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS Golf Course Superintendent Kalamazoo Country Club Kalamazoo, Mich. Platinum John Deere Golf The Toro Company Outgoing 2012 GCSAA Director Robert M. Randquist, CGCS Director of Golf Course and Grounds Boca Rio Golf Club Boca Raton, Fla. G-6 Gold Syngenta Jacobsen Silver Standard Golf Club Car Arysta LifeScience Par Aide Barenbrug Agrium Advanced Technologies Rain Bird R&R Products BASF E-Z-GO PBI Gordon Tee-2-Green Quali-Pro Bayer LebanonTurf Floratine Baroness Civitas Precision Laboratories

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