The Golf Course Superintendents Association Of Ireland is the Professional Association for the men and women who manage and maintain the games most valuable asset- the golf course. GCSAI and its members are recognized by the golf industry as one of the key contributors in elevating the game and business to its current level. Through education and training GCSAI is dedicated to the continuing professional development of it’s members. 

“We are committed to the promotion of golf in Ireland, the advancement of our members and the protection of the environment of the golf clubs which we represent”

For further information on the GCSAI, please visit: https://www.gcsai.org/


Latest GCSAI News

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper We are almost at the end of March now and its fair to say we have had a real return to traditional spring weather, with...

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent The months of January and February were certainly very dry in Craddockstown Golf Club. Soil Temperatures were way up, meaning all sections of the golf...

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The months of February and March have remained mild and mixed throughout the period. It really has been an amazing winter from...

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The months of December and January have remained relatively mild from a weather standpoint. Throughout this period, we have had only four...

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent While December and January are classed as winter months, air and soil temperatures felt more like good spring weather. With air temperatures of 14 degrees...

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper At the start of December, I wasn’t as optimistic about the condition of greens going through the rest of the winter as I am now....

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent Autumn time in Craddockstown  Golf Club was certainly a very busy. Thankfully the weather was ideal.  Soil temperatures were up which meant some growth and...

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper A lot of the early part of October was spent keeping on top of mowing as temperatures remained in the mid-teens with very little frost....

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The weather has been extremely different through the month of November with significant rainfall falling on the links. As it stands, we...

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog September 2018

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper As part of our agronomic program and in conjunction with the STRI program, a species conversion program was adapted by the club...

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog September 2018

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent The last two months have certainly been very busy on the golf course and the drought this summer has created plenty of work. August Once...

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog September 2018

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper I’m sure I will speak for a lot of greenkeepers out there when I say that the summer of 2018 was one of the toughest...

Drought Management Case Study Now Available

Many thanks to David Behan of Naas Golf Club who has provided the latest GCSAI case study on the issues facing clubs following the prolonged drought period experienced this summer....

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog July 2018

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper 2018 has seen unusually prolonged periods of extremely dry weather with Met Eireann declaring the country in drought status, in conjunction with...

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog July 2018

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent Over the next few months, this blog will explain in some way what goes on in Craddockstown Golf Club. Weather patterns throughout the year certainly...

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog July 2018

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper It’s been almost five months since I took over as Course Superintendent, moving from Charleville in Co. Cork to Birr in Co. Offaly. I’ve been...

CGI & GCSAI – Working Together To Promote Golf Course Awareness

The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI)  and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland (GCSAI) have come together to create a strategy that aims   to grow awareness and...

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