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The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) Announces Chris Bozanin, as the CGSA/Foley Company Equipment Technician of the Year Award Winner for 2023

posted on Jan 30, 2024

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MISSISSAUGA, ON - The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and Foley Company are pleased to announce Chris Bozanin, Equipment Manager from Beacon Hall Golf Club, Aurora, Ontario, as the CGSA/Foley Company Equipment Technician of the Year Award winner for 2023.

The CGSA/Foley Company Equipment Technician of the Year Award is presented annually to the technician whose nomination is judged to be the best example of an individual who exhibits professionalism, innovation, and a team approach to make a significant contribution to their golf facility and the golf community.

As the winner of this award, Chris will receive an "All-Access" registration to The Canadian 2024 Golf Course Management Conference from February 27-29; 4 nights’ accommodation and transportation costs to Montreal and he will be presented with his award on Tuesday, February 27th during the Awards luncheon, where he will be recognized.

Colin Young, Director of Golf Course Operations at Beacon Hall Golf Club who nominated Chris said, “Chris is pro-active in solving potential problems by examining equipment daily. He is organized with up-to-date service schedules and keeps in good communication with me and the rest of my management team. After every use of our mowers, Chris checks the heights and adjusts, making sure they are cutting paper before it goes back out. It does not stop there - he goes out in the field daily to check quality of cut and operation of equipment, giving us feedback making us more efficient, more accountable, and better operators. Under pressure and dealing with equipment breakdowns Chris is always composed and assures me and my team that everything will be ok and consistently gets us back up and running promptly. He has conducted himself as a team player and a professional Equipment Manager!”
- Colin Young, Director of Golf

“Congratulations Chris for your outstanding contribution to the team at the Beacon Hall Golf Club. Chris has conducted himself as a team player and a professional Equipment Manager. He does whatever it takes to get the job done! It is that motivation which contributes to the successful operation of Beacon Hall Golf Club. I was fortunate to be the one to call Chris advising him he was selected as the winner and he was honoured and humbled. Congratulations Chris!”
- Dustin Zdan, AGS, CGSA President

“Foley Company is pleased to recognize Chris Bozanin, Equipment Manager from the Beacon Hall Golf Club, for being our Canadian Technician of the Year! As we know, behind the scenes of every golf course is a great equipment technician, not always getting the recognition they deserve. Without question, Chris is very deserving of this award, and we take great pride in sponsoring his achievements! Congratulations Chris from the Foley Company.”
- Paul Rauker, President/CEO, Foley Company, LLC

We hope you will come out and congratulate Chris on winning this award during the CGSA Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, February 27th where he will be presented with his award. To register for the conference or to attend the awards ceremony please click here.

Foley Company is the exclusive sponsor of this award. Thanks to the support from the Foley Company, we can give recognition to our equipment technician members who are an integral part of the golf course management profession.


Kathryn Wood, CMP                                                      Greg Turner
Chief Executive Officer                                                  Global Sales Director
CGSA                                                                             Foley Company
e kwood@golfsupers.com                                              e gregturner@foleyco.com

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 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.

About Foley Company

The Foley Company started making grinders for the turf industry in 1926 and a new patented rear roller mounting system and all-visual gauging system was introduced in 2015 making set-up more efficient than ever. Foley’s grinders enable users to do quick touch-up spin grinding or return to OEM specifications, and this is one of many features that set Foley above the competition. In addition to leading the grinder industry, Foley Company completed the purchase of Air2G2, the industry leader of the soil air-injection process based in Jacksonville, FL in October 2020. Air2G2 is sold worldwide and is quite unique in its decompaction and soil profile health results. “Anytime you can inject good air in and force bad air out of the soil profile, it’s a winner every time. This acquisition allows Foley to offer turf health solutions for both above and below the turf, taking Foley to an exciting new level,” said Greg Turner – Director of Global Sales. See Foley’s full range of products at www.foleyco.com.