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CGSA 2022 AWARD PROGRAMS

NOVEMBER 30, 2022 DEADLINE DATES

Nominate or Apply for One of These Great CGSA Awards!

  

CGSA/RAIN BIRD ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

The CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement Award is awarded annually to the superintendent whose submission is judged to be the best example of an activity, project or management approach that improves the sustainability of the golf facility. Consideration will be given to initiatives that demonstrate the potential for ongoing benefit and application to other facilities, as well as to measurable results.

The applicant must be a Superintendent or Golf Course Management member of the CGSA.

For a copy of the criteria and application form, please click HERE.

This award is sponsored by Rain Bird.

 

 

CGSA/TORO ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

The CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course assistant superintendent whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected. The award is to be presented to an individual who has contributed to his or her golf facility in a significant way and who has demonstrated professionalism, leadership, innovation and a team approach in their work.

For a copy of the criteria and the nomination form, please click HERE.

This award is sponsored by The Toro Company.

 

 

CGSA/FOLEY COMPANY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Know an outstanding Equipment Technician that should be recognized? As a CGSA member, you can nominate a fellow Equipment Technician member today (Nominations must be made by two CGSA members – any category).

The CGSA/FOLEY COMPANY Equipment Technician of the Year Award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course equipment technician whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected.

For a copy of the criteria and nomination form, please click HERE.

This award is sponsored by The Foley Company.

 

  

JOHN B. STEEL AWARD

This award is presented to an individual chosen by the CGSA Board of Directors who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession of Golf Course Superintendent.  The nomination is open to anyone in the golf industry and should be someone who is known in the general golf community. The person does not have to be a current member of the CGSA.

An individual may be nominated by the Board of Directors of CGSA, by a CGSA "Superintendent” member or by a Regional Association.

For a copy of the criteria and nomination form, please click HERE

 

GORDON WITTEVEEN AWARD

The Gordon Witteveen Award, sponsored by The Toro Company, is presented to the superintendent or assistant superintendent that publishes an article in GreenMaster magazine, the official publication of the CGSA, and whose article is judged as being the best of the year by a panel of peers.   Authors must be a CGSA “Superintendent” or “Assistant Superintendent” member. Articles are accepted for publication in GreenMaster up to and including the Winter issue and must be original articles not previously published. 

The recipient of this award receives a $500 monetary award from Toro, an All-Access registration to The Canadian 2023 Golf Course Management Conference from February 22-24, 2023 at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, up to $500 travel reimbursement and is presented with their award at The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference awards ceremony. (Note this package could change if the CGSA is not able to hold an in-person conference in 2023).

This award is sponsored by The Toro Company

This award is sponsored by The Toro Company.

 

 CGSA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The CGSA Scholars Fund supports "Student" members attending educational programs as a means of enhancing their knowledge and skills for the turfgrass profession as well as becoming better qualified for their current or future employment.

All CGSA student members who are currently enrolled in at least the second year of a recognized turfgrass program of two (2) years duration (or longer) or are enrolled in a one year mechanic course are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen and have a minimum of one season as an employee on a Golf Course.

If you have a student working at your course who is not currently a member, please pass this information onto them to consider.

For a copy of the criteria and application form, please click HERE.

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JUNE 30, 2022 DEADLINE DATES

   

CGSA/BAYER SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

This is one of CGSA’s most prestigious award.  The title is awarded to a superintendent who has been nominated by a Provincial Golf Superintendent Association or a CGSA member as a knowledgeable and competent member of the profession and who has been distinguished in the practice of golf course management.  The winner of this award is chosen by an anonymous committee of peers. 

For a copy of the criteria and nomination form, please click HERE

This award is sponsored by Bayer Environmental Science

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To see a list of ALL CGSA 2021 Award winners, please click here.

2021 Award Winners:

  • Congratulations to R. Marie Thorne, from Guelph, Ontario on being chosen as the first female CGSA John B. Steel Distinguished award winner. To read the News Release, please click here.
  • Congratulations to Keith Lyall from the Sun Peaks Resort Golf Course in Sun Peaks, British Columbia as the 2021 CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement award winner - Sponsored by Rain Bird. To read the News Release, please click here.
  • Congratulations to Kevin Hennigar, Head Equipment Manager from Angus Glen & Goodwood Golf Courses in Markham, Ontario as the 2021 CGSA/Foley Company Equipment Technician of the Year award winner - Sponsored by the Foley Company. To read the News Release, please click here.
  • Congratulations to Paul Davey from the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria British Columbia as the 2021 CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year award winner - Sponsored by Toro. To read the News Release, please click here.
  • Congratulations to Dean Piller, AGS from the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria British Columbia as the 2021 CGSA Gordon Witteveen Award winner - Sponsored by Toro. To read the News Release, please click here.
  • Congratulations to Christopher Dew, AGS from the National Golf Club in Woodbridge, Ontario who is the 2021 CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year award winner - Sponsored by Bayer.  To read the News Release, please click here.

2021 CGSA Scholarship Winners who were announced on March 22nd during the CGSA AGM Are:

1st Place - Doug Nisbet -  University of Guelph – Scholarship of $1,500

2nd Place - Cameron Lehouillier -  Olds College – Scholarship of $1,000

3rd Place - Garrett Taylor - The Pennsylvania State University – Scholarship of $500

2021 CGSA Long Standing 25- & 30- Year Members who were announced on March 22nd during the CGSA AGM Are:

        25 Year Members                                          30 Year Members

  • Erwin Alvarez         
  • Keith Bartlett              
  • Natalie Amos-Stok      
  • James Beebe
  • Daniel Ciekiewicz
  • Richard Berg
  • Scott Crawford
  • Byron Duffy
  • Darren Dundas
  • Brad Eshpeter MS, AGS                     
  • Barry Evans
  • Peter Francis
  • Brad Frunchak
  • Hugh Greene
  • Brian Gigun
  • John Halpen
  • Patrick Greenman
  • Sean Kjemhus
  • Gregory Greer                                            
  • Tim Kubash, MS Emeritus    
  • Conrad Guerra 
  • Bert McFadden
  • Martin Kopp
  • Calvin McNeely
  • Dan Layden
  • James Nicholls
  • Andy MaGee
  • Brent Rogers
  • Michael Magwood
 
  • Tim Muys
 
  • Tom Newton
 
  • Brad Pasula
 
  • Colin Stevenson
 
  • Kerry Watkins AGS
 

 

Thank you to all our 2021 Award Sponsors