When

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM EDT
-to-
Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:55 PM EST

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Where

Various Locations 
 

 
 

Contact

David Norman 
VGCSA 
804-708-9760 
dnorman008@gmail.com 
Board of Directors
Annual Championship
National Golf Day / Government Relations
Virlina Cup
Joe Saylor Memorial Benefitting Toys 4 Tots
Match Play Championship
Virginia Tech Reserach Classic & Field Day
Annual Conference
 

VGCSA Membership Signup

Member Benefits

Commonwealth Crier Newsletter and VGCSA Member Directory

Stay in touch with your fellow superintendents with the quarterly publication, Commonwealth Crier. Get local association news and timely educational articles from across the state. The VGCSA Member Directory gives complete contact information on all members and industry partners.

Education and Survey

The VGCSA local associations offer educational seminars every year. Topics range from technical turfgrass subjects to professional development. VGCSA educational programs earn professional certification credits (PDI). The VGCSA also conducts a biannual survey of turf practices and compensation/benefits.

Networking Opportunities

VGCSA and local association meetings and events provide a great opportunity to meet informally with your professional peers and gather important information. Members share information, solve problems and learn more about the local golf course industry. The value of your dues could easily be realized by networking to identify an inexpensive solution to a problem you are having at your golf course.

GCSAA Activities

GCSAA update information is provided to the VGCSA membership through Commonwealth Crier and on our website. Information about GCSAA’s conference and show, and other activities are also highlighted. VGCSA jointly sponsors a social event at the national conference with MAAGCS & ESAGCS, free to members.

VGCSA Website (www.vgcsa.org) and Electronic Communication

The VGCSA website is the source for member information. The website has a searchable online member directory, meeting and event schedules for both VGCSA and local associations, industry news, employment opportunities, equipment for sale, plus industry links and electronic notification of key events. Online payments are also available.

Annual Conference

The VGCSA conducts a Annual Conference featuring outstanding national and regional speakers. The event provides excellent networking opportunities, including a special social event.

Golf Events

The VGCSA and its local associations host golf tournaments that bring members throughout the state together. The ODGCSA Scholarship Fundraiser, Wee One Foundation and Joe Saylor tournaments are open to all members. VGCSA also conducts the VGCSA Championships and the Virlina Cup match with the Carolinas GCSA.

Government Relations & BMP

The VGCSA employs a lobbyist and works with other allied associations to ensure that our voices are heard on issues. VGCSA is a member of the Virginia Agribusiness Council. The VGCSA developed a “Best Management Practices” manual and assisted state agencies in ensuring each course has as Nutrient Management Plan. The VGCSA also jointly conducts an annual fundraiser to support turf research at Virginia Tech.

VGCSA Annual Meeting & Awards

All VGCSA members are invited to the annual meeting of the association, which includes the annual awards – Distinguished Service, President’s Award for Lifetime Service and the VGCSA Scholarship. The event provides a great opportunity to network with the association leadership.

VGCSA Partner Program

VGCSA members enjoy great relationships with industry partners who support the organization through the VGCSA Partner Program. With over 90 partners, VGCSA members receive exceptional service and pricing from companies that show their support of your profession every year.

Local Association Membership

When you pay dues to the VGCSA you are also paying dues to the local association of your choice (Old Dominion GCSA, Greater Washington GCSA, Tidewater Turfgrass Association, Virginia Turfgrass Association and Shenandoah Valley Turfgrass Association). These dues help fund activities at the local level. You have the option of membership in multiple local associations.

Assistants Forum

VGCSA stages a special education and networking event for assistant superintendents and crew members. The event includes an outstanding speaker and a panel discussion led by the top superintendents in the region. The event includes a golf event and reception. The cost of the event is subsidized by sponsors and the local associations.

Contact the VGCSA at (804) 708-9760 or www.vgcsa.org