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GCSAA names Randy Robinson as Central Plains regional field staff representative

Former superintendent, executive director to assist GCSAA chapters

Lawrence, Kan. (Oct. 19, 2021) – Randy Robinson has been named the field staff representative for the Central Plains region of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America   (GCSAA).

Robinson joins the GCSAA staff following six years as executive director of the Iowa Turfgrass Institute. From 2006 to 2015, he was the golf course superintendent at Ballard Golf and Country Club in Huxley, Iowa. He is a 17-year member of GCSAA.

Randy Robinson, GCSAA

"I've made so many lifelong friendships through GCSAA and can't wait to make more,” Robinson said. “GCSAA and on a personal level Iowa GCSA have been so good to me, I feel like I am now in a position to really give back to the game I've loved for many years."

Robinson earned an associate’s degree in horticulture science from Hawkeye Community College. In addition, he served in the Iowa Army National Guard’s HSC 109th Medical Battalion from 1997 to 2005. He and his wife Emily have four children, Kaleb, Kolby, Kinley and Kyler.

Beginning on Nov. 1, Robinson will be the GCSAA liaison from his home office in Huxley for affiliated chapters affiliated chapters in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. GCSAA has nine regional field staff members who maintain direct communication with 98 affiliated chapters in North America.

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.

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