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GCSAA modifies operations in response to COVID-19 pandemic

All services will continue as most staff transitions to remote operations

Lawrence, Kan. (March 16, 2020) -- Out of an abundance of caution in response to the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) will modify its operations for the foreseeable future to assist in reducing the spread of the disease. The transition is effective today.

While no member of the GCSAA team has tested positive for the virus, the association is taking preventative measures, in accordance with CDC and Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommendations, to transition most of its staff at its Lawrence, Kan., headquarters to work remotely in order to participate in social distancing. The headquarters building will not be open to the public during this time.

A limited number of staff members will remain onsite to complete some key functions. All remote staff will have the capabilities to continue their duties with little or no interruption in service to members.

“We are very fortunate that we invested in the technology to be able to continue to provide the high level of member service we are known for while keeping the health and safety of our members and staff at the forefront,” Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO said. “We will continue to monitor the situation to determine when we feel it is safe to return to our traditional operation.”

GCSAA members can continue to access all of GCSAA’s websites, and they can continue to receive assistance by calling 800-472-7878 or emailing or reaching out to staff at their direct numbers or email. A full list of GCSAA contacts is available at

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About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Angela Hartmann
Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 3647 or 785-393-1361 (cell)

Mike Strauss
Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 800-472-7878, ext. 5164