Andy Jorgensen, CGCS

Andrew Jorgensen, CGCS is the Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations at On Top of the World Communities, LLC in Ocala, Florida. He has been with the company since 2005 managing 81 holes of golf at the company’s properties in Ocala and Clearwater, Florida. Andrew was born in Kansas City, Missouri and relocated to Florida after spending his youth growing up outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He obtained two Associate degrees in Golf Turf Management and Commercial Turf Management from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. Later, Andrew received a certificate in Turf Management from the University of Georgia. Andrew achieved the Certified Golf Course Superintendent designation in 2012 from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. In 2014 and again in 2017, he accepted the GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Award, further proving his commitment to the environment and the community in which so many call home. Andrew is heavily involved within the industry serving as an officer and board member of various turfgrass related organizations including Past President of the Florida Turfgrass Association, Vice President of the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association, President of the Seven Rivers Golf Course Superintendents Association and Vice President of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. He is also involved locally with Leadership Ocala/Marion through the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership serving as Vice Chair and serves on the University of Florida Institute for Food & Agricultural Sciences Plant Science and Research and Education Unit in Citra, Florida advisory board. Andrew was awarded the Wreath of Grass in 2020, the highest award presented annually by the Florida Turfgrass Association for his efforts to advance the association and turfgrass industry.


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