Breen Elected as GCSAA’s 86th President

Kevin Breen.

San Diego, United States: Kevin P. Breen, the Certified Golf Course Superintendent at La Rinconada Country Club, has been elected to a one-year term as President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

At the association’s annual meeting, held in conjunction with the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, Breen was named the 86th President in the association’s history.

Breen served as Vice President of the association in 2021 and has been a member of the association’s Board of Directors since 2015.

A 31-year member of the GCSAA, Breen is also a Past President of both the Sierra Nevada GCSA and the California GCSA.

Breen has served as the Superintendent at California’s La Rinconada Country Club since 2011. Prior to that, he served as Director of Maintenance at Lahontan Golf Club, and as the Superintendent at Los Alamos (NM) Golf Course.

“I thank you for the opportunity I have before me this coming year in leading our organisation, GCSAA,” Breen said. “I have a full year of endeavours and work ahead of me that I am really looking forward to.”

He has a bachelor’s degrees in horticulture/turf from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and in meteorology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Other elected officers were Kevin Sunderman, Director of Grounds at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club in St Petersburg, Florida, as Vice President, and Jeff White, Superintendent at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kansas, as Secretary/Treasurer.

Board Members Douglas Dykstra, Golf Course Superintendent at White Mountain Country Club in Pinetop, Arizona, and Marc Weston, Superintendent at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, Connecticut, were elected to serve again, while Steven Hammon,  Superintendent at Traverse City (Michigan) Country Club, was newly elected to the Board.

TA Barker, Superintendent at Fore Lakes Golf Course in Taylorsville, Utah, and Paul Carter, Superintendent at Bear Trace at Harrison Bay in Harrison, Tennessee, continue their service on the Board.

Mark Jordan, Natural Resources Leader at Westfield Country Club in Ohio’s Westfield Centre, will serve as immediate Past President, while John Fulling Jr, Grounds and Facilities Manager at Kalamazoo (Michigan) Country Club, retired from Board service.

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