The keepers of the green on Canada’s golf courses will have their day of recognition on Sept. 13 when the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association and other groups celebrate “Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day.”
Other groups taking part in the global event include the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Australia Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) and The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations (FEGGA). All together, the groups represent more than 31,000 golf course management professionals in 78 countries around the world.
“It’s very rewarding to see this recognition of the value of our profession, and the growth of Thank a Superintendent Day around the world,” Pierre Vezeau, AGS, CGSA president, said. “The CGSA is pleased to be leading the promotion of this initiative throughout Canada and we encourage all golf industry stakeholders to become involved. Together we can attract more young turf professionals to great careers in golf.”
The celebration on Sept. 13 will include a commercial, recognizing superintendents around the world and social media messages touting the many ways that superintendents make the game more enjoyable and sustainable. Golfers and others are encouraged to join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ThankASuper.
In addition, golf courses and other groups are encouraged to provide special recognition for their superintendent and course maintenance staff on Sept. 13.
During the 2021 Thank A Golf Course Superintendent Day, social media messages reached more than nine million followers around the world.