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Registration opens Aug. 13 for the rescheduled 2021 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Golf Championships

Lawrence, Kan. (August 10, 2021) – After being delayed due to the pandemic, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Golf Championships will be contested Oct. 11-12 in Palm Beach, Calif.

The championships, presented in partnership with The Toro Co., will offer three different events over two days and will draw members of all abilities.

Usually held in conjunction with the annual GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, the event was moved to October after the conference was held in a virtual format in February. Registration is opens Aug. 13 at The number of slots available is more limited than in previous years. The National Championship will be limited to 72 GCSAA members with a 5.0 handicap index or lower. The Golf Classic is limited to 120 players, and the three-person team scramble will be limited to the first 36 teams or 108 players.

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort will be the host resort, with play for the Classic and Scramble  taking place on its Palm Course. The National Championship play will take place at Desert Willow Golf Resort Mountain View Course, and Indian Wells Golf Resort Celebrity Course will also host Classic and Scramble events.

GCSAA Class A member Deron Zendt, at superintendent at Pine Tree Golf Club in Boynton Beach, Fla., is the reigning National Champion. He is a two-time winner, having also won the contest in 2014.

The Toro Co. will mark its 27th year as the presenting partner of the GCSAA Golf Championships. Toro, a GCSAA Platinum Partner, is a global leader in providing maintenance equipment and irrigation systems to golf courses.

The 2022 GCSAA Golf Championships will be held in San Diego in February and will once again kick-off events for the  in-person GCSAA Conference and Trade Show.

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 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

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