'An absolute thrill' to be selected
Chris Dew, superintendent at the National Golf Club of Canada in Woodbridge, Ont., has been named superintendent of the year for 2021 by the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association and Bayer Environmental Science Canada.
The award recognizes a member of the CGSA who has held the position of golf course superintendent for a minimum of five years and who has distinguished her or himself through dedication to the profession, performance as a golf course superintendent and contributions to their profession and their community.
“Chris has set the bar high for all superintendents in Canada,” CGSA president John C. Scott said. “He manages one of the top courses in the country and provides superior playing conditions on a consistent basis. He does this year after year and yet remains a humble, kind, patient, and true friend to so many in the industry.”
Colin White, marketing manager for Bayer Environmental Science Canada, the award’s sponsor, also praised Dew for his achievement.
“Whether it’s providing first-class playing conditions at The National or mentoring the many assistants and AITs that have worked under his direction, Chris has much to be proud of,” White said. “Chris is known for his professionalism and his willingness to help others in the turfgrass profession, and this award recognizes those efforts.”
Dew said it was “an absolute thrill” to have received the news of his selection.
“It certainly has been a wonderful lifelong journey, throughout which I am gratified to have developed bonds with countless industry peers and blessed to have several become true friends,” he said.
- Attendance at and participation in the 2021 Fall Field Day.
- He and a companion will receive an “all-access” registration to The CanadianGolf Course Management Conference.
- A site visit with a written agronomic report from a Bayer green solution specialist.
- A $5,000 Bayer plant protection package for the golf course.
- A trip for two to attend a Bayer educational opportunity that would include golf.