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New President of Superintendents' Association Named


James R. Fitzroy, CGCS, director/superintendent at Wollaston Recreational Facility/Presidents Golf Club in North Quincy, Mass., was elected president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) at the association's annual meeting February 12.

The annual meeting was held in conjunction with the GCSAA Education Conference (February 8-12) and Golf Industry Show (February 10-11) in San Diego. Fitzroy will serve until the 2011 annual meeting and election.

Fitzroy is a 43-year GCSAA member, and has been at Wollaston Recreational Facility/Presidents Golf Course since 1975. Previously, he was superintendent at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Mass., and Cazenovia (N.Y.) Country Club. He earned an associate's degree in turf management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts in 1967 and a bachelor's degree in park administration from Massachusetts in 1970. Fitzroy serves on The Environmental Institute for Golf Board of Trustees and he is a member and past president of the GCSA of New England. He also holds membership in the Golf Course Managers Association of Cape Cod, as well as the Rhode Island GCSA.

Robert M. Randquist, CGCS, director of golf course and grounds at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla., was elected vice president. Sanford G. Queen, CGCS, manager of golf operations for the city of Overland Park, Kan., was elected secretary/treasurer.

William H. Maynard, CGCS at Milburn Golf and Country Club in Overland Park, Kan., was elected to the GCSAA Board of Directors and Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS, director of golf course maintenance operations at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, was re-elected to another two-year term.

Peter J. Grass, CGCS at Hilands Golf Club in Billings, Mont., Keith A. Ihms, CGCS at Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock, Ark., and John J. O'Keefe, CGCS, director of golf course management at Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne, N.J., remain on the board with one year remaining in their two-year director terms. Mark D. Kuhns, CGCS, director of grounds at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., will serve on the board for one year as immediate past president. David S. Downing II, CGCS, Signature Golf Group president, retires from the board after serving the last year as immediate past president.

For more information about GCSAA, visit www.gcsaa.org.