The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Toro Company, the award sponsor, are pleased to announce Garry Haynes, MS, AGS of the Blue Devil Golf Club in Calgary, Alberta as the CGSA Gordon Witteveen Award winner for 2022.
The Gordon Witteveen Award, sponsored by The Toro Company, is presented annually by the CGSA to the superintendent or assistant superintendent who has authored the best article for publication in the CGSA GreenMaster magazine during the past year. Gary's article entitled "Off the Grid Maintenance Shop", which was published in the Winter 2022 issue of GreenMaster, was judged by a panel of peers and Garry was unanimously chosen as the winner.
"It was a pleasure for me to notify Garry of this award," said Braydon Gilbert, AGS, CGSA Communications and Editorial Committee Chair. "Garry shares his innovative project that created a self-sustaining maintenance shop. We want to thank all authors who have contributed to the magazine and encourage members to continue to submit articles for their magazine."
Garry's article chronicles the process taken to develop an environmentally friendly maintenance shop, a fully self-sustaining, no connection to the power grid, city water or sewer. To read Garry's article visit: (GreenMaster Winter Issue)
Garry has been a CGSA member since 1999 and holds the association's Master Superintendent and Accredited Golf Superintendent (AGS) designations. He also sits on CGSA's Editorial Committee responsible for GreenMaster and communications vehicles.
Mr. Haynes will receive an All Access conference registration, a cash award of $500 generously donated from the Toro Company and will be presented with the Gordon Witteveen Award during the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, February 22 as part of The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference.
We hope you will participate and congratulate Garry on winning the 2022 Gordon Witteveen Award. To register for the conference or to attend the awards ceremony please visit The Canadian.
CGSA encourages everyone to submit articles to enhance the magazine and share your story with your colleagues.
Braydon Gilbert, AGS
Chair, Communications Editorial Committee
The CGSA represents golf course superintendents, assistant superintendents, equipment technicians, and others involved in golf course management across Canada. CGSA was founded in 1966 and has over 1,000 members. Its mission is to promote excellence in golf course management and environmental responsibility through the continuing professional development of its members. For more information please visit www.golfsupers.com
About The Toro Company:
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2016, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit www.toro.com