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Veteran superintendent joins Synthetic Turf International


February 24, 2017
By Mike Jiggens
Robert Burrows

A past president of both the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association and the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association has joined Synthetic Turf International of Canada as its national sales manager.

Robert Burrows will be responsible for contributing to STI Canada’s business strategy and development.

“We are excited to welcome Robert to Synthetic Turf International of Canada as we expand our services,” general manager Scott Smockum said. “His specialty in prestigious golf construction and management combined with disciplinary budgeting complements our current team as we continue to evolve in this ever-growing market.”

Burrows has more than 20 years of experience in the golf industry as a superintendent at Fairmont Banff Springs, Rosedale, Hillsdale and Credit Valley. His turf management education has come from the University of Guelph, the University of Massachusetts and York University. Additionally, he has an honours certificate in advanced business principles from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business.

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In his new capacity with Synthetic Turf International of Canada, he is expected to relate with current superintendents, architects, city planners and developers in addressing their needs for synthetic turf.

For more information about Synthetic Turf International of Canada, visit www.synthetic-turf.ca.