GreenMatter News
April 3, 2020
Statement from CGSA Regarding Covid-19
During this unprecedented time of world uncertainty and unknown caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the CGSA recognizes that the safety of our members, staff teams and their families are of utmost importance.

Please listen to and follow the advice of public health agencies and government officials with regards to preventing the spread of this virus. Be mindful of the effects of not following those directions.

CGSA continues to follow this situation and will provide updates as available.
Message Regarding Essential Maintenance
Given the number of government and public health announcements regarding COVID-19 over the last few weeks, we are confident that members have implemented various protocols and guidelines to protect themselves, their staff and the public. Please adhere to the public health guidelines and government regulations appropriate for your area. 
We Are Golf Covid-19 Statement
We Are Golf (The National Allied Golf Associations/NAGA) are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, golfers, staff, volunteers and industry stakeholders as well as every Canadian in the communities where we live, work and play.
Federal Government Links
Membership News
Live Learning Centre Free for Members
CGSA's Live Learning Centre from 2015 - 2019 is now being offered free for members until April 30. Multiview will send details and log-in information directly to our members. The Live Learning Centre offers approved education sessions from the 2015 - 2019 conferences.
Personal Resiliency Webinar
Participate in the Personal Resiliency Webinar on April 8 at 1:00 eastern. Presented by Cynthia Schoppmann, HumanaCare, this webinar is offered to all CGSA members during these difficult times.
New Members
Please join the CGSA in welcoming the following new members and/or members who re-joined recently.
CGSA's Accreditation
CGSA's Latest Accredited Members

Please join the CGSA in congratulating the following member(s) for receiving or renewing their designations:
Master Superintendent Renewal for MS Designation
  • Marc Brooks, MS, AGS, CGCS, Master Superintendent, Property Manager at the Legacy Ridge Golf Club who recently renewed his MS designation for another five years, congratulations Marc!
Accredited Golf Superintendent (AGS) Designation
  • Congratulations to Colin Matheson, AGS, Superintendent at Eagle Ranch Golf Resort who became CGSA’s latest Accredited Golf Superintendent!
  • Tony Graci, AGS, Golf Operations Manager and Superintendent at Granite Pointe Golf Club also became a recent accredited member.

For more information on how you can achieve your designation, please click here or contact Lori at ext. 27 at the CGSA office.
Hoop Loop
CGSA member Jason Hooper and family have built a three-hole golf course next to their home to pass the time. For more on the story visit: Jason Hooper.

This article was originally published in Golfweek.
April member perks
For our members who have upgraded their benefit options to either Premium or the Ultimate level, here are more savings for you in April through  memberperks   for CGSA. There are some great savings for you and your family!
  • CHEFS PLATE - Enjoy 50% off your first two Chefs Plate boxes when you sign up!
  • ROWENTA AIR PURIFIER - Filter 99.99% of allergens & fine particles.
  • UFILE - Use UFile online to prepare returns for yourself and your family and save 25% with this offer.

There are 3000 discounts across Canada for you and your family members to take advantage of. To learn more about this benefit, please contact Lori Micucci, ext. 27 or
As a Premium or Ultimate member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, you have access to HumanaCare’s Member Assistance Program providing free, confidential support and counselling for individuals and their families experiencing work-life challenges.

HumanaCare acknowledges and understands the additional stress, anxiety and insecurity everyone is feeling due to these uncertain times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are feeling the stress and concerned about COVID -19, HumanaCare is here to help. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-661-8193 or visiting:   Service Request   and filling in a service request.
EFAP Heath & Wellness Monthly Webinar Guide 2020, for a listing of the 2020 Webinar Series, please click:  CALENDAR . For more information on HumanaCare visit: HumanaCare.
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