Etobicoke, ON (August 30, 2018) - The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and Foley United are pleased to announce the exclusive sponsorship of the CGSA/Foley United Equipment Technician of the Year Award.
“With the support of Foley United we can give recognition to our equipment technician members who are an integral part of the golf course management profession,” said Kendall Costain, MS, CGSA President. “We are pleased to sign this agreement with Foley United, and thank them for their support of the industry.”
“Foley United believes highly in the value of the technician’s role in the workshop. We know the technician is instrumental in delivering the best end-product to their customer and is a true partner to the superintendent,” said Paul Rauker, Foley United President and CEO. “We at Foley United are proud to sponsor Canada’s Equipment Technician of the Year award which recognizes their efforts and results, and we’re very pleased with the opportunity to support this distinguished program.”
This award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course equipment technician whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected. It is presented to an individual who has contributed to his or her golf facility in a significant way and who has demonstrated professionalism, innovation and a team approach in their work.
The award winner will receive registration to The Canadian 2019 Golf Course Management Conference, round-trip airfare to Calgary, Alberta and four nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. In addition, the recipient will receive an Equipment Technician of the Year plaque.
For the CGSA/Foley United Equipment Technician of the Year Award Nomination Form
The CGSA represents golf course superintendents, assistant superintendents, equipment technicians, and others involved in golf course management across Canada. CGSA was founded in 1966 and has over 1,000 members. Its mission is to promote excellence in golf course management and environmental responsibility through the continuing professional development of its members.
About Foley United
Foley United has been manufacturing grinders for the turf industry since 1926 and has been the most innovative grinder supplier in the world. The greatest evolution of grinder technology started in 1993 with Foley’s introduction of the AccuMaster, the first fully enclosed, fully automated table-top spin/relief reel grinder. This unit addressed dust and noise issues in the shop while at the same time freed technicians to do other tasks while the machine did the work. The innovation continues with a new patented rear roller mounting system introduced in 2015, making set-up more efficient and accurate than ever. Grinders are the most important “shop tool” a maintenance facility can invest in and Foley’s engineering is all about capability and choice. Their goal of providing superintendents equipment that allows them to do quick touch-up spin grinding or returning to OEM specifications is a mission that separates Foley United from everyone else. See Foley’s full range of grinders at
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CGSA, 416-626-8873 ext. 223 Foley United, 715-426-5151 ext. 2167