John Cunningham, CGCS, received his degree in agronomy from Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., and has been a certified golf course superintendent since 2003. Cunningham spent the first 10-plus years of his career in Florida, most notably at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, a 45-hole, top-100 golf facility. He then joined the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for the complete renovation and rebranding of the TPC at Las Colinas golf course, which is the host course of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
Cunningham is currently the assistant general manager/director of agronomy at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo. Since Cunningham joined Bellerive, the club has hosted the 2013 Senior PGA Championship and has recently completed a $2.3 million renovation, as Bellerive will be the host course of the 100th PGA Championship to be held in 2018.
Cunningham currently serves on two different GCSAA committees and is pursuing his certified club manager distinction with the Club Managers Association of America.