David Dettmer, CGCS, has been named the field staff representative for GCSAA's Southeast region.
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.
“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.