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CGSA Announces 2023 Gordon Witteveen Award Winner

posted on Dec 6, 2023
The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Toro Company, the award sponsor, are pleased to announce Keith Lyall of the Sun Peaks Resort Golf Course, Sun Peaks, BC as the CGSA Gordon Witteveen Award winner for 2023.
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. Keith's article entitled "Steps to An Effective Management System", which was published in the Winter 2023 issue of GreenMaster, was judged by a panel of peers and Keith was unanimously chosen as the winner.
“It was an absolute privilege to be able to reach out to Keith to inform him of his article winning the Gordon Witteveen Award," said Cameron Kusiek, Chair, Communications and Editorial Committee. "Keith’s article was a great read and discussed a topic quite different compared to what we traditionally read in GreenMaster, which is what we strive for. When I first read the article, I thought that Keith is simply superhuman, being responsible for the entire Sunset Peaks ISO Program. This just goes to show how diverse individuals in our industry are as Keith’s article further illustrates the multi-talents so many have beyond taking care of turf. Congratulation Keith on a very well written article.”
In 2004 Keith was introduced to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14001 Environmental Steward. In his article Keith shares steps to an effective management system: (GreenMaster Winter Issue). Keith has been a CGSA member since 2005 and sits on CGSA's Environment Committee.
Mr. Lyall will receive an All Access conference registration, a cash award of $500 generously donated from the Toro Company, up to $500 in travel expenses and will be presented with the Gordon Witteveen Award during the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 27 as part of The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference.
We hope you will participate and congratulate Keith on winning the 2023 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.
Cameron Kusiek
Chair, Communications Editorial Committee
About CGSA:
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.