Lawrence, Kansas (October 18, 2022) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) golf championships, presented by Toro for the 29th consecutive year, have been enhanced for 2023 to allow golfers of all skill levels to choose the format that is right for them.

The 2023 GCSAA Golf Championships will be played February 4-6 in Orlando in conjunction with the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show. All four events will take place at the Omni ChampionsGate Golf Resort and the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge. Both facilities are located near the Orange County Convention Center, site of the conference and trade show Feb. 6-9.

LA JOLLA, CA – FEBRUARY 06: during the 2022 GCSAA Golf Championships Rush at the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on February 6, 2022 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/GCSAA)

(Montana Pritchard/GCSAA)

From a fun one-day scrimmage to the competitive GCSAA National Championship, GCSAA members are invited to participate in one of the biggest amateur events in the country. New for 2023 is the addition of a women’s steal to the one-day scramble and a par 3 shootout.

The four GCSAA Golf Championships events provide great opportunities for attendees to meet other GCSAA members prior to the GCSAA Conference and are designed to fit most schedules. The range includes:

  • Saturday February 4: Four balls and welcome reception
  • Sunday February 5: Fun Scramble (including the addition of a Women’s Flight), Golf Classic (Day One), National Championship (Day One), Par-3 Shootout and 19th Hole Reception
  • Monday, February 6: Golf Classic (second day) and National Championship (second day)

“The GCSAA Golf Championship presented by Toro is a fun way to meet other GCSAA members and build relationships that last a lifetime,” said Bill Irving, GCSAA member of 24 years and director of the agronomy at Wolf Creek Golf Links in Olathe, Kan. “I’ve built many important relationships over the years that have benefited me and my journey, and they started at the tournament.”

Also new for 2023 is the honoring of the National Champion and other winners on Monday, February 6 at the GCSAA Welcome Reception, presented in partnership with Syngenta, at Aquatica Beach. Additionally, to increase the excitement during play, the tournament will feature three fun competitions as part of the Four-Ball, Scramble and Golf Classic. Winners of the Closest to the Pin, Straight Drive and Longest Drive contests will each win a $50 GCSAA gift certificate.

Additionally, GCSAA-affiliated chapters are encouraged to enter teams to compete for additional prizes. Individuals participating in the National Championship or the Golf Classic may register for the Chapter Team Competition. The gross and net winner will be crowned with 75% of the entry fee donated to the winning chapters.

Each chapter team can have five competitors whose top four scores count towards the total. All team members must belong to the chapter they represent. Only one team member may be a golfer with professional status and only one team member may be a GCSAA Affiliate Member. A Chapter may have more than one team in the competition, but competitors may not participate in more than one Chapter team.

For more information and to register, visit www.gcsaaconference.com/registration

About GCSAA

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a premier golf organization in the United States. It focuses on golf course management, and since 1926 the GCSAA has been the premier professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and around the world. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas, the association provides education, information, and representation to more than 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and improve communities through the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook Where Twitter. Visit our industry leading magazine at GCMonline.com.

The GCSAA Foundation is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to secure funding and support to strengthen advocacy, education and research that advances the work of golf course management professionals. Visit the Foundation at www.gcsaa.org/foundation.

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