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The British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association is a society to promote and support the Golf Course Management profession in British Columbia

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President's Message - Summer, 2018

Summer is upon us and if you are anything like me, this is the busiest and most challenging time of the year. As superintendents, assistants and key team members we have to be ready for constant challenges to our maintenance programs and priorities. Finding time to “sharpen the saw” is absolutely critical to maintain your health, your balance and maintain your edge. The BCGSA and our Chapters are here to help you with local meetings, great guest speakers and networking opportunities. Heading into our busy season, be sure to set aside one day per month to attend a meeting, play a bit of golf and catch up with your peers. A one-page summary of all meeting dates and events is included on page 8.

State of the Association

We are proud to announce our association is growing. With the support of our members and industry partners our membership has increased to 406 and climbing. The breakdown is as follows:

MEMBERSHIP BY REGION
Interior – 78
Lower Mainland – 108
Kootenays – 77
Northern – 40
Island – 103

MEMBERSHIP BY CATEGORY
Superintendents - 134
Assistants/Others - 97
Group Industry - 90
Industry - 51
Lifetime - 25

We would all agree the BCGSA is the most valuable and cost-effective membership in our industry. Why not invest in your team by adding a new member this year. It is my distinct pleasure to introduce our growing list of new members:

Bear Mountain Golf Course - David Flynn, Sean Hutchinson, Chris Kane, Angus Marler, John Morrison & Jordan Ralfs
Fraserview Golf Course - Duncan Longridge
Queen Elizabeth Pitch N Putt - Terry Hall
McCleery Golf Course - Sean O'Toole
Nico Wynd Golf Club - Greg Wadden
Seymour Golf & Country Club - Derek Sheffield
Blue Ocean Golf Club - Alan Dewald
Quilchena Golf & Country Club - Jason Bird
Capilano Golf & Country Club - Cameren Porter
David Fair - Northview Golf & Country Club
Tower Ranch - Cody Axelson
Penticton Golf Course - Franz Unterberger
Okanagan Golf Club - Campbell Sommerville & Mark Gibson
Revelstoke Golf Course - Mark Hoey
Golden Golf Course - Brett Opikokew
Bunker Buster - Rickard Graham
Ross Rivers Ent. - Nick Rivers & Levi Trafton
Syngenta - Jason Steadwell

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as BCGSA President. I would like to thank our Industry Partners for their continued support, our membership for making our association one of the strongest in Canada and our Board of Directors for all their hard work.

Jamie Robb – Capilano Golf and Country Club, Vice President.
Stephen Kerbrat - Smithers Golf & Country Club, Past President.
Tom Altmann – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Management.
Warren Blue – Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy.
Greg Broome – Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club.
Tim Kubash – Salmon Arm Golf Club, CGSA Director.
Ladd LeGeyt – Evergro - CPS, Industry Liaison.

I would be remiss if I did not thank our biggest contributors and support team Ralph and Ginny Tromp. They are a dynamic duo that is the lifeblood of our regional and provincial association.

I wish you a successful and stress-free summer!

sincerely,
J. Paul Robertson
President - BCGSA


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