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OGSA Announces Scholarship Award Winners - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

THE ONTARIO GOLF SUPERINTENDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2018

OGSA is committed to broadening knowledge through formal education channels and by exchanging experiences and ideas with fellow members. One avenue of achieving this is through our Scholarship and Awards Program.

 

Hugh Kirkpatrick Bursary

Chris Schuurmans – Assistant Superintendent, Victoria Park Golf Club East - $2,500.00

Carol Turner - Assistant Superintendent, Ladies Golf Club of Toronto - $2,500.00

SCHOLARSHIP POLICY STATEMENT:

The OGSA in conjunction with the Kirkpatrick family, has developed this bursary program to recognize the leadership, commitment and accomplishments of Assistant Superintendent members of the OGSA. Applicants must acquire at least 70 points out of a possible 100 awarded by OGSA judges to be eligible to win the scholarship.  These bursaries are funded partly by OGSA and partly by NGF Golf (A division of Northgate Farms)

 

OGSA Heritage Award

 

Martina Scenna - Currently majoring in Psychology and pursuing a business degree at Huron  University College at Western University $2,000.00

(Daughter of Paul Scenna, Superintendent, Beacon Hall Golf Club)

Cecilia Muys - Currently pursuing an Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia - $1,500.00

(Daughter of Steven Muys, Superintendent, Twenty Valley Golf Club)

SCHOLARSHIP POLICY STATEMENT:

The OGSA has developed this scholarship program to recognize the scholastic accomplishments of students who are the children or grandchildren of members of the OGSA (open to all members) and are studying a curriculum unrelated to Turfgrass Management.

 

OGSA Turfgrass Education Award

Mark Perrin - University of Guelph                                                   $2,200.00

Scott Powers  - University of Guelph                                               $1,200.00

SCHOLARSHIP POLICY STATEMENT:

The OGSA has developed this scholarship program to recognize scholastic accomplishments and potential leadership in the field of turfgrass management. Students who have a career goal of being employed in the golf course industry are eligible to apply.

 

 

 
 
TODAY IN ONTARIO - Friday, August 17, 2018

TODAY IN ONTARIO, (CLICK HERE TO VIEW) DEDICATED TO THE UNSUNG HEROES

The Today in Ontario campaign is about taking a step back and acknowledging the cumulative impact that golf and golf courses have on our environment, on wildlife, on people and our communities. Superintendents, and their teams are such an important component of the overwhelmingly positive impact the game of golf has, every day, on courses. As a sport, and recreational activity, golf stands alone in the positive ripple effect that the game has on people, environments and wildlife. This is the purpose of the campaign: to bring awareness to this aggregate positive impact.  

Each day, millions of calories are burned on golf courses as friends and family members create lasting memories on wonderful golf courses that are maintained by Superintendents and their teams. Thousands and thousands of hectares of green spaces are protected, thousands of kilometres of habitats safeguarded, and hundreds of thousands of species thrive on golf courses that are manicured and maintained by Superintendents and their team’s.

Often the unsung heroes, this campaign helps us all recognize the passion, dedication and professionalism of Superintendents in Ontario.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
David S. Gourley Obituary - Thursday, May 17, 2018

The OGSA is saddened to announce the passing of Past President and DSA recipient, David S. Gourlay.  Our sincere condolances go out to his many family members, friends and associates.

The full obituary can be found at this link

Obituary

 
 
ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT at UoG - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                

Click here for more information.

 
 
Honorary Member Norman McCollum - Letter to OGSA Members - Monday, January 18, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                  

Please click here to view the letter from Norman McCollum