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President's Message

Brian Benedict

As we begin the new year and turn the page on 2018, I am hoping that many of you are taking some much needed and deserved time off before the 2019 season begins. We would like to welcome Nathan Tompkins from the Old Westbury Golf & Country Club as our new Class “C” Representative. The Board of Directors are working hard creating a calendar of events for the coming year. Please see below and save the dates; we hope to see you at all these events.


Several events are coming up very soon. The Winter Educational Conference at Bethpage on January 23rd. Tim Benedict our educational chair has put together a great line up of speakers and we hope that you will attend the seminar. This is a great day of education for your assistants to attend a meeting and become members of the association.


The Golf Industry Show is just around the corner in San Diego and we will be hosting our GIS Happy Hour on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at BASIC Bar / Pizza. Additionally, on February 6th we will sponsor the Nor’easter Social Event immediately after the LIGCSA Happy Hour at Old City Hall which you are invited to. Later in February we have Lobby Day in Albany on February 12th and the Nor’easter Ski Day at Killington Ski Resort on February 28th. Please keep any eye out for these events as we hope to see you there.


I also want to bring to your attention the First Green Program initiated by the GCSAA. The First Green is a way for us to network and educate kids and teachers at our local school about how golf courses are environmentally friendly and help the ecosystem. You can turn your golf course into a STEM Classroom and Learning Lab. A Field Trip to your facility can illustrate the ecofriendly way golf courses interact with the environment while teaching kids from your local school about grass types, soil structure, water features, wildlife habitats, mowing / machinery and more. Currently the environmental the microscope being pointed at us and the First Green is a great opportunity to educate parents, teachers and kids about the benefits of Greenspace Golf Courses and properties. Please look at the weblink, sign up for the newsletter and see if you’d like to host a group of kids at your facility.


I hope you all find the time to rest and relax this winter with you families and take some time for yourselves. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events.




Brian A. Benedict


Past Presidents

1955-1960: William Sloan  •  1961: Frank Zukosky  •  1962-1968: James Manka  •  1969-1971:  Joseph Moisa

1972: Leo Lombardi  •  1973-1975: Melvin Lucas, Jr., CGCS  •  1976-1978: Joseph Brucia  •  1979-1981: Edward Fufaro

1982: Peter Bass  •  1982-1984: Richard McGuinness  •  1985: David Parsons  •  1986: Richard Struss, CGCS

1987-1988: Robert Kamp, CGCS  •  1989-1990  •  Steve Matuza, CGCS, MG  •  1991-1992: John McPike  •  1993-1994: Charles Cross
1995: Lynn O'Neil  •  1996-1997: William Jones  •  1998-1999: Tom McAvoy, CGCS  •  1999-2002: Edward Butler
2003: Richard McGuinness  •  2004-2005: Steven M. Sweet  •  2006-2008: John D. Carlone, CGCS

2009-2010: Russ MacPhail  •  2011-2012: John J. Genovesi, CGCS  •  2013-2014: Craig Currier
2015-2017: Eric O'Neill


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