GreenMatter News
September 7, 2018
Regional Reports
Quebec Report
July and August had some of the toughest weather conditions Quebec has encountered in a long time. The high heat and humidity we experienced was unbearable. The heat just kept coming all season. Rain has also been very unpredictable. We have had a lot of thunderstorms, that have hit or missed in all regions, golf courses getting flooded or not getting any rain at all. September has also come in with high humidity and rain just to extend the tough season. 
Membership News
Member News
CGSA Past President and Superintendent emeritus from Clear Lake Golf Club, Greg Holden becomes only 4th superintendent under the builder category being inducted into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in September
James Beebe, Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club Superintendent and CGSA Past President accepts the newly renamed AGSA championship trophy, now the Sid Puddicombe Memorial Cup
After Brooke Henderson made history at the CP Women's Open, Carson Lavender, CGSA member, got her signature on the 18th hole cup from Wascana Country Club
2018 Fall Field Day
There are still a few spots left for the Fall Field Day, host James Beebe at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club on September 18th. There is a wait list for the 9 hole tournament at Willow Park Golf and Country Club. There will be an education seminar, CGSA/Toro Reception, Welcome to Alberta event sponsored by the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association, awards dinner and the CGSA/Bayer breakfast.
CGSA would like to pass along our thoughts to:
  • those who were recently affected by the fires in the western provinces;
  • Dustin Zdan, his family and any of our colleagues who survived the tornado in Manitoba; and
  • Rob Wilke who was recently in the hospital
CGSA Announces the 2018 CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year Award Winner
The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and Bayer Environmental Science (Bayer) are pleased to announce Mr. Dean Baker from the Burlington Golf & Country Club in Burlington, Ontario, as the CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year for 2018.
2018 Upcoming CGSA Award Programs
·          John B. Steel Award
·          CGSA Student Scholarship Awards
·          Gordon Witteveen Award  - Sponsored by Toro (includes GreenMaster articles submitted for the November -December issue)
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The Canadian 2019 Golf Course Management Conference Trade Show
March 5 & 6, 2019

The Canadian 2019 Golf Course Management Conference Trade Show will be held March 5 - 6, 2019 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Conference Centre, Banff, Alberta. There will be a limited number of booths available this year.
2018 National Tournament Program
Canadian Open
Andrew Gyba and his wife Monique welcome baby Anna.
Anna Emilia Gyba, born July 31 at 3:00am. Andrew’s wife Monique was watching the final round of the open at home. DJ’s last putt hit the bottom of the cup and she instantly started having pre-labour pains.
By midnight the next day, they were at the hospital and Monique was in full blown labour. Anna was born a few hours later, early in the morning on the Tuesday. 10 days early. At least she waited until after the tournament! For the RBC Canadian Open transcript click here .
Photos from Recent National Championships, please click this link

2018 National Tournament Schedule, Photos and Member Profiles, please click this link
Members Take Advantage of 2% Savings at Invoice Through BrettYoung as Part of the Golfmax Purchasing Program.

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For more information, please contact your BrettYoung representative or Lori Micucci, Manager, Member Services at CGSA by phone at 800 387-1056 ext. 226 or for a full listing of the products and services available.
Industry News
Allied Turf Research

This year’s allied turfgrass research funding application process, formerly known as ‘CATR’ or Canadian Allied Turf Research, is being administered by the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation. To apply for research project funding click here.

David Kuypers, assumes new position within Syngenta Canada as Commercial Operations Manager.
The University of Guelph Turf Club is hosting the annual  Turf Club Golf Tournament Fundraiser  to be held on  Friday, September 28 th , 2018  at the  Victoria Park Valley Golf Club and YOU'RE INVITED!
Marijuana in the Workplace
Marijuana is set to be legalized for recreational use as of October 17, 2018. For many employers still struggling with how to accommodate employees who have been prescribed cannabis for medicinal purposes, this will create new challenges and questions. How do you define impairment and fitness for work? What types of tasks are safety sensitive? These are key concerns that leadership needs to manage before the legislation passes. (originally published in Turf & Rec)