About Us

Our Mission

The Mississippi Valley GCSA (MVGCSA) was established in 1945 to promote and maintain the highest professional standards of service, commitment and conduct among the members of the turfgrass industry.  Membership for the association will be deemed a significant indicator of individual responsibilities, character and professionalism.  The MVGCSA offers a strong fellowship among all members, as well as a great deal of assistance in resolving problems that may arise at a member’s golf course.  There are numerous educational opportunities within the association to help us maintain our goal, “Dedicated to Better Turf.


Board Members

The MVGCSA Board of Directors is the sole governing body of this Association. These dedicated professionals are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting, held in November of each year. The Board of Directors maintain and execute the operational procedures and programs of this Association in strict accordance with the MVGCSA Bylaws. Each Board Member readily accepts the Board Member Commitment Pledge, ensuring the continued professionalism, integrity and advancement of all aspects relative to the successful operation of the MVGCSA.

Rob Schaff
President
The Falls Golf Club
636-240-8200
rschaff01@yahoo.com

Khris Rickman
Vice-President
Crystal Springs Quarry G.C.
314-344-4448
khris@quarrygc.com

Rob Kick
Treasurer
Algonquin Golf Club
314-962-3794
rkick@algonquingolfclub.com

Mike Null
Past President
Norwood Hills Country Club
314-522-3552
mnully13@gmail.com

Chuck Gast
Director of Operations
MVGCSA
314-591-1613
mvgcsa@gmail.com

Justen Patterson
The Legends Country Club
314-791-7950
justenpatterson@gmail.com

Dave Pini
Highlands Golf and Tennis
314-620-5684
Dpini@Eaglegolf.com

John Briggs
Fox Run Golf Club
314-423-0878
jmbriggs04@sbcglobal.net

Chris Finnerty
Bogey Log Cabin Club
314-780-4025
finny38@msn.com

Matt Czarnecki
St. Peters Golf Course
636-477-6600 ext 1767
mczarnecki@stpetersmo.net

Mike Smith
Assistant Liaison
Fox Run Golf Club
612-616-2203
Michael.smith027@gmail.com

Adam Lewis
Assistant Liaison
Old Warson Country Club
612-616-2203
adamlewis@oldwarson.com

Ron Exler
Associate Liaison
Turfwerks
314-330-6357
rexler@turfwerks.com

Doug Harskamp
Associate Liaison
Advanced Turf Solutions
636-696-2544
dharskamp@advancedturf.com

MVGCSA Committees 2018:

Following is the list of active MVGCSA Committees for the current year. Listed are the current Committee Chairmen, Co-Chairs and Committee members assigned to each specific Committee. As expressly encouraged of all MVGCSA members, should you have a desire to serve on any of these Committees listed, please contact the appropriate Committee Chairman and request to serve on that Committee.

(*as per bylaws)
1. EDUCATION*– monthly meetings, Shop Tour/MoGIC

Co-Chairs: Justen Patterson & Chris Finnerty

2. RESEARCH* – University research projects, scholarships, KIG, Green Cup

Co-Chairs: Dave Pini & Matt Czarnecki

3. MEMBERSHIP* – MV membership, GCSAA relations, Web Site, Gateway Green

Co-Chairs: Khris Rickman & John Briggs

4. MEMBERSHIP OUTREACH* – Acknowledge individual MV members needs in difficult times

Chairman: John Briggs

5. ETHICS & BY-LAWS* – maintain established Association protocol and review potential violations

Chairman: Mike Null

6. HISTORICAL – assemble past and current MVGCSA information and data

Co-Chairs: Jim Buford & Tim Roethler          Tim Burch

7. ROGER NULL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – develop and establish criteria for this internship program

Chairman: Tim Roethler             John Briggs, Dave Pini

8. NOMINATING* – Secure and recommend viable candidates for open seats on BOD

Chairman: Mike Null        Tim Roethler, Chad Carpenter

9. AUDIT* – Review all monthly financial statements and year-end budget summary

Chairman: Rob Kick           Chris Finnerty, Ron Exler, John Briggs