Registration is open for the 2023 California Room!

2023 California Room
Wednesday, February 8, 2023


This event is managed by California GCSA, not GCSANC. We respectfully ask that you please directly contact the California GCSA office for any registration or sponsorship questions (instead of contacting GCSANC). Please directly contact California GCSA at or (559) 298-6262.


This event is managed by California GCSA, not GCSANC. We respectfully ask that you please directly contact the California GCSA office for any registration or sponsorship questions (instead of contacting GCSANC). Please directly contact California GCSA at or (559) 298-6262.

Research Topics

GCSANC Members, we’d like to know the research topics that are of priority to you.

Please reply to Marc Connerly at with the subject “Research Topics.”

Thank you for your feedback.

Submit your GCSANC Award Nominations!

It’s time to cast your nominations!

Pictured above: 2021 GCSANC Award Recipients.

GCSANC Members, by submitting nominations you will:

• Recognize our hardworking members and the contributions they make to our industry, our communities, and our association

• Contribute to a broad selection of candidates from which to select our annual winners

You may submit your nominations via the online form sent to your email, or email your nominations to GCSANC Executive Director Marc Connerly at (please include nominee name, course or company, and the award for which you are nominating).

Your participation is important! Please check your email for the nomination form!

Award Nominations Due Friday, September 23, 2022.

In Memoriam: John Marman

The following message is sent on behalf of GCSANC Preferred Partner, West Coast Turf

The West Coast Turf Family has suffered a tragic loss. On Sunday, August 14th, 2022, John Marman, our VP of Sale and Marketing, passed away.

John started with West Coast Turf at age 24, and for the last 27 years rose to be our Vice President of Sales and a leader in our industry.

He leaves behind his sister, Danielle Scardino, sister, Sue Hanks, and his 11-year-old son, Knox, the light of his life.

He was a friend to all. There are no words that can describe the terrible grief and pain his loss brings to all of us in the West Coast Turf Family.

The GCSANC Board of Directors and staff extend heartfelt condolences to John’s family, friends, co-workers, and all whom he touched.

You’re invited! Southern California Golf & Water Summit

Water is as indispensable to the Southern California golf community as it is scarce and expensive – a juxtaposition of factors that poses challenges the game must meet if it expects to remain a vital part of Southern California’s recreational landscape. We invite you to the Southern California Golf & Water Summit August 18 at Los Serranos Golf Club to learn how the Southern California golf community has been meeting these challenges, and more importantly, plans to continue meeting these challenges no matter what may come its way.

In addition, you will learn practical ways to continue delivering great golfer experiences while using less water.


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.


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.


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 Have questions? Call CGCOA at (916) 485-6361 or email