About Membership

Canadian Golf Superintendents Association
Takes Their Membership to the Next Level!

Three Options and Enhanced Benefits Create
Improved CGSA Membership Value

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - August 9, 2018  - The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) is pleased to announce the launch of their new Membership Model.  Effective immediately, existing members have the option to “Raise their Game”, while new members can select whichever of the three Memberships best meets their own needs.

“We’re taking their membership to the next level”, explains CGSA Executive Director Jeff Calderwood. “By adding more benefits and then segmenting those services into three packages, we’re providing our members with more customized services. Not all superintendents operate on the same budgets or have the same priorities. So the CGSA has diversified our value proposition to appeal to those who are more budget conscious at the same time as offering two new options for those who prefer more benefits.”

The CGSA has branded these three options as Essential, Premium and Ultimate Memberships, with $300 difference in dues amount between each category. CGSA President Kendall Costain, MS notes that, “All three remain very affordable, with dues priced well below what golf pros, club managers, course owners, and the amateur golf associations require. And more importantly, we have substantially increased the member benefits across all three options. On behalf of our board of directors, I encourage every superintendent and all related stakeholders to take advantage of these new opportunities.”  

Those who choose the Essential Membership will enjoy the “Best Price” and receive access to a $2,400 suite of benefits. The Premium Membership will upgrade their entitlement to $4,500 and provide the “Best Value”.  And the Ultimate Membership, positioned as “Best Overall”, further enhances the value proposition to $6,000 including substantial discounts applied to CGSA events and employment referral services, as well as several unique value-added services and immediate access to any new CGSA benefits in development.

For a listing of the current CGSA member benefits for each membership, click here

Calderwood summarizes the vision, “We’re not only providing better service to each member but, by growing the Membership of the CGSA, we will be able to deliver much more effectively on additional member benefits while supporting the superintendent profession and overall golf industry more effectively.”

If you have already renewed and paid for your 2018-2019 membership and wish to to Raise Your Game to the Next Level by applying for the Premium or Ultimate membership, please click here and complete the form.

If you have NOT paid your 2018-2019 membership dues yet and wish to renew as an Essential Member or apply for either the Premium or Ultimate membership categories, please click here and complete the applicaiton form or contact Lori Micucci, Manager of Member Services at 1-800-387-1056 / 416-626-8873, ext. 226 or by e-mail at: lmicucci [at] golfsupers [dot] com.

Jeff Calderwood Kendall Costain, MS
CGSA Executive Director CGSA President
416-626-8873, ext. 224 (506) 609-8873
jcalderwood [at] golfsupers [dot] com kendallcostain [at] gmail [dot] com

About the 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.

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact one of our regional directors or one of our staff members below:

  • Jeff Calderwood, Executive Director, ext. 224 or jcalderwood [at] golfsupers [dot] com
  • Barb Manifold, Business Development, Finance and Office Manager, ext. 225 or bmanifold [at] golfsupers [dot] com
  • Lori Micucci, Manager, Member Services, ext. 226 or lmicucci [at] golfsupers [dot] com
  • Kathryn Wood, CMP, Chief Operating Officer, ext. 223 or kwood [at] golfsupers [dot] com, direct dial 519-589-9282