Turf & Rec

CGSA rebrands its annual conference

July 8, 2015  By  Mike Jiggens

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2016, the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association is rebranding its annual winter conference and trade show as the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference.

The rechristened conference will continue the tradition of providing the largest education and trade show event for the golf course management profession in Canada, and will continue to provide an extensive array of seminars and workshops for superintendents and related staff while also showcasing the product and service providers that superintendents rely on to do their job. The 2016 conference is scheduled from Jan. 11-15 in Toronto.
"The decision to rebrand the event was based on a desire of the association to have the name better reflect what it is that golf course superintendents do on a day-to-day basis," said CGSA president Kyle Kellgren. "Their job is no longer just the management of the turf and its condition. Superintendents are also very involved in budgeting and finance, human resource management, health and safety, facility management and the myriad of legislative requirements that impact the biggest asset at a golf facility—the golf course itself."
The 2016 conference coordinating committee has met several times and initially proposed the change. The board of directors agreed unanimously to the change and has announced the theme—Green is Golden….50 Years.
The CGSA is partnering with the Ontario Golf Superintendents' Association (OGSA) for this event.

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