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Benefits of Membership

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ESSENTIAL BENEFITS

 
All Members Receive

Golfmax Purchasing Program, Powered by NGCOA in Partnership with CGSA

  • One use pays for Membership!

Here are some examples of how some of the 14 Golfmax Purchasing Program can save you money:

  • GM Canada: Up to $ 9,000 in savings on your next 2020 GM vehicle
  • The Toro Company will provide rebates on qualified purchases of new and used equipment, along with quarterly opportunity buys, exclusively to members of the CGSA and NGCOA
  • ClubCar: $200 rebate per Carryall 502 utility vehicle purchased. A typical 18-hole golf car fleet purchase will generate an average $2,000 rebate
  • BrettYoung: Earn an extra 2% savings on fall bookings
  • Rain Bird: Earn an extra 5% savings on all day to day purchases
  • NAPA Auto Parts: Earn an average 20% savings on all NAPA products. For a listing of the 2020 Fleet Specials, click here
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation: Switching to one of Parkland parent companies can save you $1,000's per year in fuel.
    For a full list of Golfmax Suppliers, please click here
CGSA Accreditation Program
  • Increased recognition of skill set; increased salary; increased employment possibilities
  • Survey results show individuals earn more money if they are accredited
CGSA Award Program
  • Award values up to $10,000!
  • Increased exposure and awareness for you, your golf course, your profession and your association.
  • The CGSA has a variety of award programs to recognize the achievements of its members in the conduct of their duties as professional golf course managers.

Award programs include:

  • CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year
  • CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year
  • CGSA/Rain Bird Environment Achievement Award
  • CGSA/Foley Company Equipment Technician of the Year Award
  • CGSA/Toro Gordon Witteveen are just a few awards sponsored in whole or in part by industry partners and for this we are very appreciative of their support!

National Tournament Program

  • Recognition of your individual achievement
  • Recognition of the value of the superintendent role to the facility
  • Recognition of the skills required to succeed in the profession
Conference and Trade Show –
  • 3-day education program
  • Specialized Learning Workshops (SLW)
  • Keynote address
  • 70+ vendor trade show
  • Networking and social events
  • CGSA members save $300 off the All-Access Registration Package, $100 off the Education Package and are entitled to bring staff from their club at the member rate
  • New CGSA members receive $150 off their All Access Conference registration package
  • Top notch educational programming for all delegates with education points
  • Specialized Learning Workshops add more value to your conference experience and members save on attending these workshops as well
  • Dedicated trade show time to network, learn about new innovations and renew supplier relationships.
  • Live Learning Centre (LLC) - save between $20-$199 on Individual to Full Set Sessions with education points
Communications Products
  • GreenMaster Magazine
  • GreenMatter News
  • On the Fringe
  • CGSA Membership On-Line Directory
  • Golf Course Supply Directory
  • GreenMaster delivered to your desk and / or computer - $60 Value
  • Ready access to relevant, specialized information about the profession, the job and the industry
  • Comprehensive, regular, reliable
Services
  • SuperSearch
  • Surveys - Compensation
  • TurfGrass Information File (TGIF)
  • Government Relations
  • Tournament Access
  • Pragmatic Conferencing
  • Notice in your e-mail or on the Member website of jobs advertised through CGSA within a few minutes of it being posted
  • Chance to participate and be sent survey results - Members save between $150 - $500
  • The Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) is a unit at the Michigan State University Libraries and contains over 200,000 of the most comprehensive publicly available collection of turfgrass educational materials in the world. – a $250 (US) value per year
  • Policy development and representation of the profession in a consistent, logical, reasonable and rational manner in discussions with golf and turf industry, provincial and federal governments and government agencies and other organizations
  • Members receive grounds access to many of these National Championship Tournaments including the Canadian Open & the US Open. - A Value of $100-$135 for the week!
  • Pragmatic are conferencing experts to simplify, educate and save you, your colleagues or your family money! Whether you are looking for Audio Conferencing or Web Conferencing; they offer you the best prices in the industry!