GCSANC Launches Intern Housing Assistance Program

In an effort to attract golf course maintenance personnel by offsetting a portion of California’s high housing expense, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern California (GCSANC) has launched their Intern Housing Assistance Program.

Interns employed in the turf maintenance department at member golf courses in Northern California are eligible, and in the first year more than $14,000 was awarded to seven deserving individuals.

Read our full press release.

New Name, Same Program! Golf is Great Ambassadors

The CGCOA Golf is Good Ambassador Program is now the CGCOA Golf is Great Ambassador Program!

Same program, just a new name!

The Golf is Great Ambassador Program organizes golf industry representatives, matching them with the legislators representing the district in which the ambassador’s golf course is located, and guiding ambassadors in the process of advancing the messages and priorities of California’s golf industry.

CGCOA is seeking a diverse mix of golf course owners, general managers, superintendents, golf pros, even amateur golfers and others passionate about protecting the game of golf and promoting public policies that enable golf to flourish in California.

Ambassador Training and Education

Golf is Great Ambassadors will receive the tools and training necessary to become effective advocates for golf. Resources include a recorded video presentation that can be viewed at the ambassador’s leisure covering the basics of advocacy, periodic live online trainings addressing current issues and messages, handouts detailing the Golf is Great messages and positions on key public policy issues.

Golf is Great Ambassadors who are GCSAA members will receive GCSAA service points:

GCSAA members serving in an ambassador capacity with the CGCOA will receive .25 points per year for the position and then can accumulate additional points (.25 per activity) for activities such as participating in a state golf day or being involved in an outreach effort.

Golf is Great Ambassadors who are PGA of America members will receive PGA service credits.

Recognition

Ambassadors have the opportunity to win the CGCOA Golf is Great Ambassador Award, which honors individual ambassadors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and engagement in advocacy through outreach and relationship development with a member of the California legislature.

Application

Take the next step to becoming an advocate for golf by completing the Golf is Great Ambassador Application here, then returning it to CGCOA, 2235 Park Towne Cir., 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95825 or info@golfcalifornia.org. Have questions? Call CGCOA at (916) 485-6361 or email info@golfcalifornia.org.

Intern Housing Assistance Program

In an effort to attract golf course maintenance personnel by offsetting a portion of California’s high housing expense, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern California (GCSANC) has launched their Intern Housing Assistance Program.

Interns employed in the turf maintenance department at member golf courses in Northern California are eligible, and in the first year more than $14,000 was awarded to seven deserving individuals.

Read our full press release.

2021 Superintendent of the Year

2021 Superintendent of the Year

Troy Flanagan, The Olympic Club

This award is presented annually to a superintendent who has made contributions for the betterment of the GCSANC, its members and the golf course superintendent’s profession. Evaluation criteria for this award includes local or national committee participation, community service that represents the industry in a positive light, or local association participation.