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Carolinas GCSA elects new president at annual conference and trade show

By |  December 2, 2022 0 Comments

The Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent Association  (CGCSA) hosted its annual conference and trade Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Nov. 14. The CGCSA says it recorded 1,356 participants in education seminars — presented in partnership with Syngenta — which was 10 seats shy of the all-time high set in 2019.

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The Carolinas GCSA awarded Danny Allen (right) the Distinguished Service Award. Allen’s brother, Randy (left) a former award winner, presented Danny with the award. Photo: Carolinas GCSA

At the conference, the CGCSA awarded Danny Allen from Aero Short Course in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Distinguished Service Award. Allen spent nearly 40 years at Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C., a term as association president and two separate stints on the board of directors.

His brother, Randy, who is also a past president and Distinguished Service Award winner, presented the award.

Other highlights from this year’s conference and show include:

  • Chuck Connolly became the association’s 49th president. Connolly will take over as the director of golf maintenance at Savannah Lakes Village in McCormick, S.C., starting in December 2022.
  • The CGSCA elected Matt Smith superintendent at Wilmington (N.C.) Golf Course to its board of directors.
  • Riley Boyette superintendent at Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, N.C. won his fourth CGCSA golf championship.
  • Charles Davis superintendent at Inland Greens in Wilmington, N.C., won the $3,000 grand prize in the 27-Hole Challenge.
  • Horry Georgetown Technical College won the Student Turf Bowl.
  • Erin Miller, TPC Piper Glen in Charlotte, N.C., became the first woman to win the Turf Equipment Technician of the Year Award presented by the Turf Equipment Technician’s Association of the Carolinas.
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