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Trainor to receive distinguished service award at CGSA/OGSA conference in January

December 9, 2021  By Turf & Rec

Rhod Trainor, who recently retired as superintendent at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club, will be honoured Jan. 18 with the William Sansom Distinguished Service Award by the Ontario Golf Superintendents’ Association.

Named for OGSA’s first president, the award was established in 2004 and recognizes those who have made significant contributions in the advancement of the golf course superintendents’ profession in Ontario.

“Rhod’s notable career as golf course superintendent, educator, and mentor makes him the ideal recipient of the William Sansom Distinguished Service Award,” OGSA president Al Schwemler stated in a release from Golf News Now. “His contributions to the turfgrass industry are well regarded by his peers.”

Trainor will be formally honoured at the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference luncheon in Toronto.


Nominating Trainor were Cory Janzen, superintendent at the Westmount Golf & Country Club in Kitchener; Dean Baker, superintendent at the Burlington Golf & Country Club; and Keith Bartlett of Bayer Environmental Science.

One of Trainor’s final acts at Hamilton was overseeing a 27-hole renovation project which begun in 2019 and finished this year.


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