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Fore Lakes Superintendent T.A. Barker Campaigning for GCSAA Board Seat


By Megan Huntsman, Programs Administrator


Fore Lakes Golf Course Superintendent T.A. Barker is in the running for the newest member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Board of Directors. Including Barker, six individuals are campaigning for four spots on the board. The election will take place in San Antonio, Texas, at the Golf Industry Show on Thursday, February 8th.

Riley L. Stottern, former agronomist at Kokopelli Golf Club in St. George, is the GCSAA’s most recent Utah representative. Mr. Stottern served as president of the association in 1986.

If elected, T.A. will serve as co-chair of numerous committees and test groups involving education, membership services and benefits, government affairs, etc.

“The Golf Course Superintendents of America (GCSAA) is the worldwide leader in golf course management,” explained Barker. “Being nominated to represent the roughly 18,000 members is truly humbling. Serving my fellow superintendents has always been a desire of mine and if elected, I will be honored to serve them in this capacity.”


The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is the professional association for the men and women who manage and maintain the game’s most valuable resource — the golf course. The golf industry recognizes the association as a key contributor in elevating the game and business.

Since 1926, with a focus on golf course management, GCSAA has been the top professional association in the United States and worldwide. Headquartered in Lawrence, Kan., it provides education, information and representation to more than 17,000 members in more than 72 countries. Its mission is to serve its members, advance the profession and enhance the vitality of the game of golf.

The Environmental Institute for Golf, a philanthropic arm of the GCSAA, is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. The EIFG concentrates on delivering programs and services that communicate best management practices of environmental stewardship on the golf course.

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