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The GCGCSA is proud to present the John Fanning Cup.

John Fanning has dedicated his life to the golf course industry for over 45 years. His career as a superintendent, sales representative, and mentor has had an impact on many of us. His hard work and love for the industry has helped shape our profession to where it is today. The highlights of John’s career are numerous. Some of which include serving as President of the GCGCSA, OTF, and KTC. John was editor of the Green Breeze, official photographer, and historian of our association.

Winners of Inaugural 2019 Fanning Cup and 2020 Fanning Cup

Tony Dierkers and Chris Shane

2021 Winners

Chuck Harper and Harry Helsel

John Fanning

Fanning Cup Rules

2 man teams - GCGCSA members only. Only 1 Affiliate member per team.  Cannot have the same team mate as the year before. (Except for defending Champions)

Match Play Best Ball with handicap

Entry Fee: $100 per team ($50 per man) (due prior to 1st match)

GHIN handicap required.  If no GHIN then a handicap of ‘0’ will be applied.  At each course players will receive 80% of their course handicap.  You can establish an eligible GHIN handicap between now and your first match by playing and submitting (3) 18 hole round scores.

Match location to be determined by participating teams each round.  If there is disagreement on location of match then higher seeded team gets to decide.

In the event that a match is not completed by the scheduled date no points will be awarded

Your 3 Matches need to be completed by 9-1-2020 and a semi-final match will be played by 9-15-2020 with the Final match being played at superintendent’s championship September 21st @ Miami View CC


3 matches will be played by each team in any order as long as all three are completed and turned in by 9-1-2020. 4 teams with the highest point totals will play with the winners going onto “THE MATCH” at the superintendent’s championship. 

All 18 holes will be played in each match with 1 point awarded for each hole. If there is a tie on a hole both teams will receive ½ point, total of 18 points will be awarded during each match.

Handicaps- you will play to 80% of your GHIN handicap. If you have the USGA GHIN App it is very easy to set up.

Match results, a picture with all 4 players scores on one scorecard, must be emailed to Fanningcup@gmail.com by 9-1-2022 to be official.

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