Golf Course Management

JAN 2018

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78 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.18 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., and as an assistant superintendent at Lake Quivira CC and Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan. White earned a degree in horticulture/turf management from Iowa State University. A 27-year GCSAA member, White has been a Grassroots Ambassador since 2014, and currently serves as a member of the Conference Education and Tournament task groups. He is a six-time representative of the Heart of America GCSA at the Chapter Delegates Meeting, and has been a certified superintendent for 15 years. 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 am humbled and honored to be a nominee for director of GCSAA. I thank my fellow members and peers from the following chapters for the nomination: Heart of America GCSA, Kansas GCSA, Missis - sippi Valley GCSA and the Ozark Turf Association. It would be a privilege to represent them, along with all the men and women who make GCSAA an exceptional organization. I am proud be a member of this association because it is unique. The fact that we are all competitors in a business sense yet still pick each other up, lend a hand or a piece of equipment, and simply listen and coach one another truly sets our profession and association apart from others. Joining the leadership team of GCSAA has been a career-long goal. I feel now is the time in both my personal and professional life to do so. I've had many mentors, colleagues and friends throughout my career who have taught me the value of GCSAA membership. They've encouraged me to be an active member and be part of a team seeking solutions to any problem or threat to our profession and industry. I have the full support of my family and employer as I embark on what is hopefully a successful journey through future leadership as a GCSAA di - rector. I have been a member of GCSAA for 27 years and a certified superintendent since 2002, and am a past president of the Heart of America GCSA. I've served on several boards, committees and task groups in both the local and national associations. I wish to use the skills, knowledge and experience gained through this service as a GCSAA director. Growing the game, raising awareness of the superintendent position, and continuing to elevate our status as the true leaders of the golf industry are all very important to me. I believe GCSAA is doing well and getting stronger. There is always room to grow and improve, though. Whether it be in the areas of advocacy, member programs and services, education, or any of the other numerous products and services the association offers, I want to aid in the process and progress going forward as a member of the GCSAA board. I will work hard for our members to make sure each one sees and gets the value of their GCSAA membership. I hope to earn your support and become a GCSAA director at the 2018 Annual Meeting. It would be an honor and privilege to serve and help grow our membership. I want to help the next generation of golf course professionals conquer whatever surprises and challenges lie ahead. Thanks in advance for your consideration and support. CONNECT. DISCOVER. ELEVATE. San Antonio 2018 CANDIDATES

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