GreenMatter News
March 12, 2021
The Canadian Recordings Available
If you recently attended The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference and Trade Show, session recordings are available with the same login information you used for the conference. CEC surveys will pop-up so you can continue to earn your credits. The exhibit hall is still available as well so visit your current and new suppliers.

Surveys were sent to delegates and exhibitors. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey to provide us with valuable information for 2022. The delegate survey includes the GCSAA CEC Codes.
Membership News
CGSA Award Winners, Long Standing and Accredited Members
CGSA recently recognized the top award winners during The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference and scholarship, long standing and accredited members during the Annual General Meeting.

For more details on the members please click here.

Thank you to our 2020 Award *Sponsors!
*click on the logo below for sponsor websites
CGSA Announces New Board of Directors
The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association took place on Wednesday, March 10. "We are very pleased to announce a year-end audited surplus of $56,724," said new President John Scott, AGS. There were several elections and CGSA is pleased to announce it's new board for the 2021 - 2022 year;  
  • President, John Scott, AGS, Superintendent, Summerlea Golf & Country Club, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
  • Vice-President, Pierre Vezeau, AGS, Superintendent, Cooke Municipal Golf Course, Prince Alberta, SK
2021-2022 Membership Renewals Coming Soon
It’s that time of the year again when we are about to change our clocks, get ready for Spring and Membership Renewals will be sent out. Your membership record is already set up and you are now able to renew your membership for the 2021-2022 membership year. Simply click here and then Login (your login is your email address) and enter your password (if you cannot remember your password click the Forgot your login/password?) then simply click the red Renew Now tab. You will be sent a receipt as soon as your payment goes through. If you experience any issues, please contact Lori Micucci.
CGSA On-line Store Closes Today
The CGSA on-line store closes today. There is still time to get your order in and show your pride as a member and wear fabulous logoed apparel. Happy Shopping!
Congratulations To Floki "Dog of the Year"
Congratulations to Floki, Assistant Superintendent Lesley Thomas' dog from Scarboro Golf & Country Club, was chosen as the "Dog of the Year" during the recent GIS. Floki wins a cash prize and a donation made on their behalf to the GCSAA and K9's for Warriors.
Time to Order Staff Uniforms?
Time to order staff uniforms. Choose Cutter & Buck for all your uniform essentials and receive CGSA prices. See the new flyer by clicking here and contact Jamie Trowbridge at to place your order.
New Members
Please join the CGSA in welcoming the following new members and/or members who re-joined recently.
  • Laurie Allain,  Bouctouche, NB 
  • Glen Atamanik,  Pitt Meadows, BC 
  • Marc-Antoine Briere,  Laval-sur-le-Lac, QC 
  • Ethan Butcher,  Birtle, MB 
  • Jason Clouston,  Olds, AB
  • Sean Collins,  Langley, BC 
  • Richard Cvik,  Meaford, ON 
  • Mark Drain,  Pemberton, BC 
  • Dexter Gauthier,  Sparwood, BC 
  • Lewis Goodleaf,  Kahnawake, QC 
  • Mark Patterson,  Sutton West, ON 
  • Lisa Marie Pearce,  Burlington, ON 
  • Andrew Penner,  Gretna, MB 
  • Joel Rafferty,  Calgary, AB 
  • William Ralston,  Vancouver, BC 
  • Stirling Scott,  Hamilton, ON 
  • Stuart VanderVaart,  Canmore, AB 
  • Nicolas Wolfe,  Debolt, BC  
CGSA's Accreditation
Please join the CGSA in congratulating the following member(s) for receiving or renewing their designations:
Accredited Golf Superintendent (AGS) Designation
  • Congratulations to Karen Rumohr, AGS, Superintendent at the Woodside Golf Course. Karen’s designation is upgraded from AAGS to the AGS as she moves into the Superintendent position.
  • Congratulations to Ken Bruneski, AGS, Superintendent at Nk'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course and CGSA's BC Director, in achieving his Accredited Golf Superintendent designation.
For more information on how you can achieve your designation, please click here. To learn how you can track your CEC’s by clicking on the button below.
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Mulligan International offers a free golf ball recovery program. Members receive a gift and access to the exclusive catalogue of products.

Industry News
Olds College Places top 10 in GIS Turf Bowl
Two teams from Olds College placed in the top ten at the GIS Turf Bowl. Joel Masikewich, Luther Jurke and Cody Little took 7th place while Quaid McBean, Robert Munro, Matthew Piers and Denver Hart got 3rd place. Congratulations!
Turf Prophit Announces Sponsorship of Canadian Touring Professional Taylor Pendrith
Turf Prophit is thrilled to announce they will be an official sponsor of Canadian touring professional Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ontario. The sponsorship will see Taylor wearing the Turf Prophit brand on his apparel for the 2021 season with options on future seasons.
For our members who have upgraded their benefit options to either Premium or the Ultimate level, here are more savings for you in March 2021 through memberperks.

There are 3,000 discounts across Canada for you and your family members to take advantage. To learn more about this benefit, please contact CGSA at 1-800-387-1056.
Consider Placing Your Ad here
Advertising in GreenMatter will allow your company to reach industry professionals directly. It is issued monthly to over 900 CGSA members.
Jeff Calderwood, Executive Director ex. 24
Lori Micucci, Manager, Member Services ex. 27
Kathryn Wood, Chief Operating Officer ex. 23
Barb Manifold, Business Development and Trade Show ex. 25
PH: 1-800-387-1056, Fax: 416-626-1958