The British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association is a society to promote and support the Golf Course Management profession in British Columbia
President's Message - Summer, 2021
Where did the Spring go?
It doesn't seem that long ago that we were coming out of winter preparing for the 2021 golf season, and now here we are in the thick of our longest days of the year. I'm sure everyone has done their best to prepare their respective courses for the "Dog Days" of summer, and we will continue to enjoy the success that golf has seen over the last year.
As I write this report, Dr. Henry is announcing that the province is moving into Stage Two of the re-opening plan, which brings a new wave of optimism of once again being able to get back to doing all the thing's that were once normal for everyone.
I'm sure we all have something we're looking forward to, such as visiting family, seeing friends, going out for dinner and a movie, and of course...networking with your peers! So...we can only hope that the province stays on track with it's re-opening plan, so that we all can get back to doing all the things that we love, and the BCGSA can get back to its normal operations, offering our members some great professional development and networking opportunities.
With the possibility of us reaching Stage Four in September, the Board is going to start planning for the 2021 Professional Development Days, with the hope that we will be able to once again, host the event in-person in Victoria.
This event takes a lot of time to plan, so the wheels are already in motion with the Events Organizing Committee. It was decided to put out a survey to determine if our members will be comfortable with returning to live events and what topics or speakers they would like to see at our event this year. Please take the time to fill out this survey if you have not already done so. We value the feedback from our members and it will greatly help to determine the direction that you would like to see us go in regard to the Professional Development Days event.
As well as the virtual meetings have gone, I'm sure everyone is looking forward to getting back to seeing everyone's faces in person and knowing if that person is wearing pants or not, catching up with old friend's, having some laughs, playing some golf, and maybe have a drink or two.. or three...or ?
So, in the meantime, enjoy your summer, stay safe, and hopefully everything will stay on track and we'll all see each other again, sooner than later!