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President's Message

Brian Benedict

Ladies & Gentlemen,


As we turn the page on 2019, we look forward to 2020 and the season ahead. The winter is always a time to reflect and plan for the upcoming season. The LIGCSA Board will remain intact and are very excited for the season ahead. We will be looking for a new Assistants Class “C” representative to serve on the Board this year so if anyone is interested please contact Lyn Ritchie as soon as possible.


With the holidays behind us, I’d like to thank everyone that attended our annual holiday party at Millers Ale House. The day was fun, well attended and we donated a significant amount of food and gift cards to the Lighthouse Mission in Bellport. Looking ahead to January the LIGCSA Winter Seminar is quickly approaching with a great array of speakers lined up by our Educational Chairman, Tim Benedict. Please mark January 22nd on your calendars and save the date.!/WINTER-EDUCATION-CONFERENCE-01-22/p/98210079/category=0


The Golf Industry Show will take place in Orlando this year at the Orange County Convention Center. We will be hosting a cocktail party at Bar Louie on Tuesday, January 28th from 4 – 7 pm. We are also planning to host the annual Assistants Seminar in February at Bethpage State Park in the Tillinghast Room in February. Please keep an eye out for an email and we hope our Assistant Superintendent members will participate in a great day of continuing education. Also in February we will be attending Lobby Day in Albany meeting with Senators and Representatives discussing and lobbying for an array of topics that concern the Green Industry. I encourage anyone that has not been to Lobby day in the state capital to participate as it is very rewarding and gives you an behind the scenes look at the legislative process in Albany.


The upcoming year is an exciting time for Association. The completion of the re-classified LIGCSA being completed this winter and we are looking ahead to the formation of the Charitable Foundation (C3) division of the LIGCSA.


The Golf Committee has a great line up of courses set for the golf meeting calendar. In May we will kick off the season at East Hampton GC, in June we will return to Bethpage for the Scholarship Fundraiser Meeting on the Red Course and in August we will be at North Hempstead CC for the Scholarship Awards golf meeting. Please keep an eye out for email notifications from the association and be sure to sign up.


Have a great winter and we look forward to seeing you all at these great 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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