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Preakness Hills Country Club Director Named VP of National Golf Association

John O'Keefe was elected to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America position.

The following was submitted to Patch by the Preakness Hills Country Club.

Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) John J. O’Keefe, director of golf course management at Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne was elected vice president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) at the 2014 Golf Industry Show and Conference which is the world’s largest education conference and trade show in the golf industry.

O'Keefe has been at Preakness Hills Country Club since 1986. Previously, he was superintendent at Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, N.Y.  He earned his degree in Turf Management from The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMASS.

A 34-year GCSAA member, O'Keefe is a member and past president of the Metropolitan GCSA and the GCSA of New Jersey, and also is a member of the Hudson Valley GCSA. O'Keefe also is a member and past president of the Tri-State Turfgrass Research Foundation and a past member of the Metropolitan Golf Association Green Committee and the Massachusetts Turf Research Building Committee.

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