The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Toro Company are pleased to announce Mr. Ryan Marangoni, Assistant Superintendent from the Burlington Golf & Country Club in Burlington, Ontario, as the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award winner for 2020.
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 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.
Ryan has been a CGSA member since 2012 and has been an active member in the golf industry for 15 years, 7 of those in the capacity of an Assistant Superintendent. He is currently First Assistant at Burlington Golf and Country Club. Ryan graduated from Penn State University and went overseas to co-op at Sunningdale Golf Club in England. He then worked at several high-end clubs in the GTA; including The Toronto Golf Club, Brantford Golf & Country Club and Cutten Fields.
Dean Baker, CGCS, Superintendent at Burlington Golf and Country Club nominated Ryan for this award and said, "His past experiences showed me someone who had truly extended himself outside "the comforts of home" to gain as much experience as he could. He arrived at Burlington with his strong resume and a confidence that won me over. Ryan would explain to me you don't have to look any further...I'm your guy. I hired him shortly after. He possesses a quiet demeanor, he's methodical, a thinker."
"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ryan on winning the 2020 CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award. It gave me great pleasure to be the one who called him to inform him he is the winner of this prestigious award. Ryan brings outstanding leadership abilities to everything he does. He has a strong work ethic with a keen interest in learning all aspects of Golf Course Management. He will undoubtedly represent the CGSA and Toro very well. We are thrilled that Toro is a large supporter of the CGSA and continues to sponsor our Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award!”
- Darren Kalyniuk, CGSA President
“Toro is proud to honour outstanding Assistant Superintendents, like Ryan, who’s proven track record of pushing himself outside of his comfort zone as a means of personal and professional development sets him apart. We look forward to hosting Ryan and a group of his Assistant Superintendent peers for networking and education during the upcoming Toro Experience for Assistant Superintendents.”
- Josh Tubbs, Sr. Marketing Manager, The Toro Company
As the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year winner, Ryan will receive:
- An "All-Access" registration to The Canadian 2021 Virtual Golf Course Management Conference from March 2-4, 2021;
- A Toro gift pack (valued at $500);
- An invitation to attend The Toro Experience for Assistant Superintendents, an exclusive event hosted at The Toro Company Headquarters in Bloomington MN; including round-trip airfare and accommodations during the event. (Covid-19 restrictions may apply, full event details will be shared prior to the event); and
- Ryan will be presented with the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award during the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm as part of The Canadian Golf Course Management Virtual Conference.
Congratulations to Ryan Marangoni on being named the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year for 2020! We hope you will participate and congratulate Ryan on winning this award. To register for the conference or to attend the awards ceremony please visit The Canadian.
This award is funded by Toro – a Platinum Plus sponsor of the CGSA. Thanks to Toro for its partnership with the CGSA and for continuing to sponsor some of our major awards and events.
About The Toro Company:
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $3.1 billion in fiscal 2019, The Toro Company’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries through a family of brands that includes Toro, Ditch Witch, Exmark, BOSS Snowplow, Ventrac, American Augers, Subsite Electronics, HammerHead, Trencor, Unique Lighting Systems, Irritrol, Hayter, Pope, Lawn-Boy and Radius HDD. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, The Toro Company and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, sports fields, construction sites, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations. For more information, visit www.thetorocompany.com
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 approximately 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