David S. Downing II, CGCS, Vice President of Operations and Construction for Signature Golf Group in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was elected President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) at the association’s annual meeting in Orlando on February 1. Downing will serve until the 2009 annual meeting (February 6 in New Orleans).
Elected as Vice President was Mark D. Kuhns, CGCS, Director of Grounds at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. James R. Fitzroy, CGCS, Director/Superintendent at Wollaston Recreational Facility/Presidents Golf Club in North Quincy, Mass., was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Sanford G. Queen, CGCS, Manager of Golf Operations for the city of Overland Park, Kan., and Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS, Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, were re-elected to the Board.
Robert M. Randquist, CGCS, Director of Golf Course and Grounds at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla., and Keith A. Ihms, CGCS at Country Club of Little Rock (Ark.), both enter the second year of their terms as Directors. Ricky D. Heine, CGCS, General Manager and Director of Grounds at The Golf Club Star Ranch in Austin, Texas, will serve on the Board for one year as Immediate Past President.
John J. O’Keefe, CGCS, Director of Golf Course Management at Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne, N.J., was appointed to the Board of Directors to fill the remaining year of Fitzroy’s term after his election to Secretary/Treasurer.