GCSAA names Andrew Hartsock editor-in-chief of GCM

Veteran GCSAA staff member brings a wealth of journalism and industry experience.


Andrew Hartsock

Andrew Hartsock, a veteran journalist who has spent the past six years as managing editor of Golf Course Management (GCM) magazine, has been promoted to editor-in-chief of GCM and director of publications for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

Hartsock will oversee the writing, editing and overall production of GCSAA’s award-winning monthly publication, including the management of GCM’s digital version and social media properties. He and his team also provide internal writing and editing services for other GCSAA departments.

Prior to GCSAA, Hartsock spent 28 years as a writer and editor for the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World where he oversaw a staff that produced a sports section that regularly ranked in the top 10 nationally in its circulation category. He studied English and journalism at the University of Kansas.

“Andrew has played an important role in providing the valuable and engaging content in GCM that has made it a critical resource for GCSAA members and an effective channel for connecting with golf course management professionals,” GCSAA Chief Executive Officer Rhett Evans said. “His experience with our members and the industry will be instrumental in continuing GCM’s long history as a crucial source of information providing assistance to the golf course management industry.”

Hartsock officially began his new position on April 25 after the departure of former editor-in-chief Scott Hollister.

“The past six years at GCM has afforded me the opportunity to get to know our GCSAA members and recognize the essential role they play in golf’s success,” Hartsock said. “I’ve also come to appreciate the bulletproof legacy of GCM magazine as the go-to source for information by, for and about GCSAA members and all golf course management professionals. Every issue of GCM — whether from last month, last year, last decade or last century — is the result of a team of dedicated writers, editors and designers who are committed to that legacy. Collectively, we look forward to extending — and enriching — that tradition.”