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GCSAA’s member-relations chief resigns

R. Scott Woodhead resigns from the GCSAA staff after 15 years

A former golf course superintendent, Woodhead served as the association’s president in 2000.

Lawrence, Kan. (Aug. 29, 2017) – Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Associate Director, Member Relations R. Scott Woodhead, a past president of the association, announced that he will be resigning from the association staff, effective Sept. 15.

A certified golf course superintendent, Woodhead joined the GCSAA staff in 2002 following the conclusion of his role as past president. A 35-year member of GCSAA, he had a two-decade career as a superintendent, including 13 years at Valley View Golf Club in Bozeman, Mont., and one year as director of golf course operations for the city of Dickenson, N.D., where Woodhead worked prior to joining the national association’s staff.

He was an active member and past president of the Peaks & Prairies chapter of GCSAA before becoming involved in association governance on the national level, and was elected GCSAA President in 2000. Woodhead will continue his membership with the association as a Life Member (Class AA).   

"Scott’s level of commitment and dedication to the profession as well as his service toward our membership will be missed," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. "We are so grateful for all that he has done for the association and wish him the very best for the future.”

As associate director, member relations, Woodhead served as a key resource and advocate for members and managed membership recruitment and retention. He also provided expertise in GCSAA’s governance and election policy.

“It has been a wonderful 15 years as a staff member, but it is time for me to make a change,” Woodhead said. “I look forward to continuing to support everyone at GCSAA as a Class AA member and past president.

A native of Yakima, Wash., and graduate of Montana State University, Woodhead and his wife, Valerie, plan to return to that area in the future. Evans will share plans for identifying a replacement at a later date.

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 18,000 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. 

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