THE PERSONAL INSURANCE COMPANY - HOME AND AUTO
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The OGSA has partnered with The Personal Insurance Company to bring members group purchasing power for exceptional rates on home and auto insurance. To get a quote, click on The Personals Banner on our website. You must confirm your membership status as being in good standing and provide your membership number to acquire a quote at the special group rate. Many of our members have realized substantial savings through this group program, often much more than their OGSA membership costs.
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EMPLOYMENT REFERRAL SERVICE
This service is available to all of our members as part of their membership benefits. Positions that become available are posted to our website and included in our weekly e-mail blast 'Clippings'. The expense for this service is paid for by the advertiser and both member and non-member rates are available.
EDUCATION & NETWORKING
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 the annual Ontario Golf Course Management Conference. Traditionally held in January, our conference is an all inclusive type of event, that takes place over 3 days, and almost all meals breaks, and social events are covered in the registration package. Based on member feedback the OGSA does not subscribe to the 'education only' packages, but rather tries to offer as much value as possible by assuring that added expenses when attending our conferences are minimal. Our members value the networking and social activities that surround our event, as to many being part of the OGSA is like being part of a big family with common issues and goals.
The OGSA hosts a number of golf events on a yearly basis. Check our online calendar or click on 'OGSA EVENTS' from our website menu, for upcoming opportunities to play and network with your friends and colleagues.
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
OGSA is committed to broadening knowledge through formal education channels and by exchanging experiences and ideas with fellow members. One avenue we achieve this is through our Scholarship and Awards Program.
We acknowledge individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession with the "William Sansom" Distinguished Service Award, recognize superintendents and their teams who host provincially significant tournaments at their courses, and recognize the longstanding OGSA members.
And we acknowledge long-standing members who have reached 25 year and 50 year membership milestones through our Membership Milestone Award,
For a complete list of Awards and Scholarships, please click here.
We are proud of our publication which is written mostly by our members. It is available for open viewing online and while our primary focus is our membership, we also use the magazine to promote the superintendent profession by sharing it with golf clubs, golfers, media and other interested or influential parties. The magazine is a full colour, 4 season publication.
Click here for our latest edition
GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
The OGSA is an affiliated chapter member of the GCSAA, which offers an abundance of information and opportunities to members and to their chapters. For information about the association, check out their web site at www.gcsaa.org.
GUELPH TURFGRASS INSTITUTE/ONTARIO TURFGRASS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The OGSA office is located in the GTI, Our Association works in conjunction with the GTI so that we can provide our members with the most up-to-date information on turfgrass research and development. Our association contributes annually to turfgrass research via a donation to the OTRF. (Approx 15% of your membership dues)
For more information about the OTRF go to www.otrf.ca. or for information about the GTI go to
The OGSA produces the weekly e-mail blast "Clippings", which is sent out on Wednesdays. It is short, to the point, and keeps members up to date with all the employment postings, any government or IPM related updates, as well as other relevant information.
Located in our "Members Only" section of the website, this on-line discussion forum is open to all members, allowing them to post industry related questions, garner advice from other members offer and exchange ideas.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER NEWS PAGE
Press releases can be posted on our Associate Member News Page, no more than one per company at one time. Click here for more details.