September 2018 President’s Message: Phil Fitzgerald

Dear SDGCSA members,

I hope this letter finds you and your families in good health. I can’t believe that it is already the end of August and our summer season is beginning to wind down. The days are getting shorter and the sun is moving further to the south, signaling that fall is right around the corner.

The board has been quite busy with both running and creating events. We have been privileged to attend events in June and July that proved to be highly prestigious and valuable. I was on a fly-fishing expedition in June, but I hear the Invitational was a big success and enjoyed by all, thank you to Rancho Santa Fe CC and Tim Barrier for being such gracious hosts. I did get to attend the Tri Chapter meeting at Temecula Creek Inn. Partnering with the SoCal and Hi Lo chapters added another level of value to this event. It was great to spend some time and network with Superintendents from all over Southern California. The trade show allowed the attendees to catch up with their vendors and develop new resources. The education was both informative and inspirational, and I really liked how the meeting was formatted. Thank you to the SoCal And Hi Lo chapters for their partnership. And a special thanks to Cyndy Neal and Jeff Jensen for all of the work they dedicated to the event.

Moving forward, the board has some great opportunities planned for fun, educational and philanthropic events. On August 29, Mr. Todd Kochanowski will be hosting the Past Presidents Cup at Coronado Golf Course. On September 15, Mr. Brandon Williams and Mr. Matt Partridge will be hosting a lakeside concert featuring the Aerosmith cover band Aeromyth on the lake shore at St. Mark golf club. Tickets can be purchased through Amy Conrad at  [email protected] or through the event website. Tickets are $17.50 if you use the discount code SDGCSA.

And finally, the annual Don’t Stop Believin event will be hosted by Mr. Chris Erickson at Del Mar CC on September 28. This event promises to be a great one benefitting the Prostate Cancer Foundation and our SDGCSA benevolent fund. Make sure to join us for an epic round of golf on one of the county’s most prestigious golf courses, and an evening of music, good food and great company.

Proud to be a member of SDGCSA,

Phil Fitzgerald

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