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GCSAA names David Dettmer, CGCS, as Southeast regional field staff representative

Certified golf course superintendent to assist GCSAA chapters in seven states

Lawrence, Kan. (June 6, 2023) – David Dettmer, CGCS, has been named the field staff representative for the Southeast region of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). 

Dettmer joins the GCSAA staff from Green Resource, a subsidiary of SiteOne Landscape Supply, where he was an account manager. Prior to Green Resource, he spent 30 years as a golf course superintendent, including stints at TPC Piper Glen in Charlotte, N.C., and Lawrence County Club in Lawrence, Kan., near GCSAA’s headquarters. 

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“I am super excited,” Dettmer said. “What a pinnacle of my professional career to have the opportunity to give back to the association that has given me so much as a member.”

A 34-year member of GCSAA, Dettmer became a certified golf course superintendent (CGCS) in 1996. He is a current member of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association and is a past member and served on the board of the Heart of America Golf Course Superintendents Association. Dettmer holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture, agriculture science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He and his wife Nancy have three children, Anna, Katy and Will. 

Beginning on June 19, Dettmer will be the GCSAA liaison from his home office in Charlotte for GCSAA-affiliated chapters in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. GCSAA has nine regional field staff members who maintain direct communication with 95 affiliated chapters in North America.


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 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 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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