GreenMatter News
July 6, 2018
Regional Reports
Manitoba Report
It’s been a busy, head scratching type of season so far for many Superintendents across the province of Manitoba. Some courses are still trying to recover from the harsh conditions winter left us this spring. Even though the past month has seen some great recovery weather, or so we thought, it just seems to be taking its time filling in areas around the course that are normally in top shape at this point of the season. No matter how much water, fertilizer, seed, sand/soil and man hours you throw at it, some days it feels like you are getting nowhere with the recovery, but it’s important to look back at where you began in the spring to where you are now to see the vast improvements.
Alberta Report
It’s going to be a big year in Alberta and we can’t wait to welcome the rest of the country starting this fall.  The CGSA’s first event in Alberta will be the Fall Field Day at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club. James Beebe and his crew are looking forward to hosting everyone from across the country. The event will take place from Sept 16 -18. The AGSA will kick things off on Sunday with their fall meeting, and then we will jump on a bus and head out to Priddis for a welcoming BBQ at the Maintenance Department. Monday is a full day of events and we are looking forward to the Day at Willow Park G&CC, with host Brian Denomme.   
IN THE NEWS
2018 Fall Field Day
Registration for the 2018 Fall Field Day is now open. Join your host James Beebe at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club on September 18th and join host Brian Denomme at Willow Park Golf & Country Club for the 9 hole tournament on September 17. There will also be an education seminar, CGSA/Toro Reception, Welcome to Alberta event sponsored by the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association and the CGSA/Bayer breakfast.
2018 Fall Field Day Partnership Opportunities
There are a number of partnership opportunities that will allow you to profile your company during the Fall Field Day, guarantee 2 Fall Field Day registrations and support the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.

The Canadian 2019 Golf Course Management Conference
Save the Date!!


The Canadian 2019 Golf Course Management Conference will be held
March 4 - 7, 2019 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta.
Membership News
New Benefits Coming Soon!
Are you ready to take your CGSA membership to the next level? New and exciting times are coming to CGSA members. Starting with your 2018-2019 membership you can either Remain the Same or you can Change your Game . If you would like to take your membership to the next level, please watch for the news on tiered membership packages coming soon.

Why change our membership structure? It’s simple; it provides you with the choice to keep your membership the same as it always has been, or you can customize your membership and add the benefits that are important to you. The membership levels are structured on a benefit-driven tiered system that allows you to choose a level based on the benefits that you would like to have access to. We are confident that you will agree that the tiered membership plan recognizes the diversity of our membership and provides tangible value!

Details on this new initiative will be released soon!
New Members
Please join the CGSA in welcoming the following new members and/or members who re-joined recently.

AMY ANDERSON, CHESTERMERE AB 
ROBERT BLACK, WARKWORTH ON
IAN HAYES, KALEDEN BC
TORY HURL, CALGARY AB
GEORGE KENNEDY, WEST VANCOUVER BC
TAYLOR LARSON, CALGARY AB
MATTHEW PIERS, CALGARY AB

If you know anyone interested in becoming a CGSA member, please click here or contact Lori .
CGSA's Latest Accredited Members
Please join the CGSA in congratulating the following member(s) for receiving or renewing their designations:
   
Accredited Golf Superintendent™ (AGS®) Renewal
 
  • Peter Asma, AGS, Superintendent, Greensmere Golf and Country Club

  • Mr. Marcel Deneer, AGS, Superintendent, Minnewasta Golf
  
For more information on how you can achieve your designation, please click here or contact Lori at the CGSA office. 
Member Benefits
Pay your Fees by May 31 Winner
Alex Luciuk, Superintendent from Barrhead Golf Club in Barrhead Alberta is the lucky winner of a conference registration package to The Canadian 2019 Golf Course Management Conference that takes place March 4-7, 2019 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. His name was selected from our pay your dues by May 31 st draw. 
The package entitles Alex to a full “ All-Access ” registration that includes access to all conference education, trade show, social and meal functions.
Look for more conference information coming soon!!!
2018 National Tournament Program
Photos from Recent National Championships, please click this link

Member Access to the 2018 National Championships, please click this link

2018 National Tournament Schedule, Photos and Member Profiles, please click this link
Golfmax
Members Save 5% on the Full Line of High Performance Smithco Products

CGSA members can take advantage of this exclusive 5% manufacturers rebate on the purchase of all Smithco bunker rakes, turf sweepers and spray vehicles as a part of the Golfmax Purchasing Program.
Industry News
CGSA delegates include from left to right John Scott, AGS, QC Director; Eric Ruhs, Superintendent; Jeff Calderwood ED; Kendall Costain, MS, President and Kathryn Wood, COO.
School children were introduced to the golf opportunities on Parliament Hill.

To learn more about the We Are Golf Day initiative, Visit our website .