Mexico GCSA established as GCSAA’s 99th chapter

The new chapter, officially instated Nov. 5, strengthens the association’s international ties.


Mexico GCSA established as GCSAA’s 99th chapter
GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans (second from right) with Mexico GCSA president Arturo Ledesma (second from left) and GCSAA board member Rafael Barajas, CGCS (far right) at the group’s annual meeting in Queretaro, Mexico, on Nov. 5.

The Mexico Golf Course Superintendents Association (formerly known as Asociacion de Superintendentes de Campos de Golf de Mexico) has been established as the 99th affiliated chapter of GCSAA.

Mexico GCSA is the second international chapter of GCSAA, but the first in more than 90 years, as the Ontario GCSA was one of the original chapters when GCSAA was formed in 1926. In addition, GCSAA has individual members in 98 countries.

Asociacion de Superintendentes de Campos de Golf de Mexico began in 2000 and has hosted annual meetings and educational conferences since then. The group transitioned into Mexico GCSA Nov. 5 during its annual meeting in Queretaro, Mexico, where GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans was on hand to officially welcome the group into the GCSAA fold.

“GCSAA is only as strong as our membership. So today, as you become part of the association, you are adding to our strength,” Evans told the gathering. “I thank you for your commitment to improving the professional lives of all superintendents, and I am very proud to welcome Mexico GCSA into the family.”

With the establishment of the chapter, superintendents in Mexico will be able to further their professional development. Because it is an affiliated chapter, members of Mexico GCSA will have the opportunity to become GCSAA Class A members and certified golf course superintendents.

“I am excited to welcome our newest GCSAA members,” said GCSAA President Bill H. Maynard, CGCS and director of golf course maintenance at the Country Club of St. Albans (Mo.). “This certainly expands our international reach, and we look forward to serving the members of Mexico GCSA and helping them advance their profession.”

View the complete list of GCSAA’s affiliated chapters.