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Event Calendar



26th, Tue
Crew Tournament

Register Here

29th–30th, Fri–Sat
OSU Turf Field Day, Golf Outing,
and Dinner

Lewis Brown Farm
3329 Peoria Rd.

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8th, Mon
Oregon Turfgrass Foundation
Annual Golf Tournament

Sponsored by:

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5th–7th, Sun–Tue
NTA Conference
Chambers Bay
University Place, WA
Register Here


4th, Tue
Environmental Seminar


3rd-4th, Wed-Thu
Pest Management Seminar

superintendent blogs

Eli McGallian
Sandpines Golf Links

Gabe Hughes
The Reserve
Golf Vineyards and Golf Club
Steve Reynolds
Meadow Lakes
Golf Club
Golf Course Management Blog
2014 Crew Tournament Results

1st Place Net: 51.0 • Stone Creek #2
2nd Place Net: 52.4 • City of Vancouver Parks Dept.
3rd Place Net: 52.6 • Oswego Lake CC #2

Payball Winners: Orchard Hills CC & Black Butte Ranch
Beaverball Winner: The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club

Complete list of scores to follow.

Target Specialty Products Field Day 2014

Wednesday, September 3 at Meldrum Bar Park in Gladstone.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about up-do-date product and application technologies in an interactive, outdoor setting. You will also have the opportunity to view test plots that will give you first-hand knowledge of actual field results. Reserve your space today! More information and registration.

Registration Open for NTA Conference
At Chamber's Bay
2014 Superintendent Assistant Golf Tourney Results
OSU Turf Field Day, Golf Outing, & Dinner
The annual OSU Turf Field Day, Golf Outting, and Dinner will be held August 29th and 30th. For a complete schedule and registration, please click here.
Pesticide Advisory
OGCSA President's Letter—Summer


2014 Annual Meeting Recap


First Green Environmental Education

USGA Funding continues to expand First Green outreach.

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GCSAA Grassroots Network

The GCSAA Grassroots Network is a dedicated group of GCSAA members who want to engage in the association's government relations efforts. Being part of the Grassroots Network gives you the opportunity to:

  • Learn about legislative and regulatory issues affecting the golf course management profession.
  • Learn about GCSAA's advocacy adtivities, and
  • Actively particpate in the associations efforts.

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GHIN Handicap Club Back in Business

The 2014 golf handicap season runs from March 1st through December 1st 2014.  The OGA is again offering a discount to current OGCSA members.  Members interested in establishing their USGA handicap through the OGCSA can register on-line or contact the OGCSA office at 877.375.1330 or  The cost this year will be $23. 

Participation in OGCSA golf events requires an established USGA handicap in order to compete for net prizes.

To obtain an OGCSA/USGA Handicap Index, you must register for 2014 and payment must be received by April 15th.  Click here to apply.

OGCSA to Participate in Rounds 4 Research

Dear OGCSA Members,

I am pleased to announce that OGCSA will again be participating in the Rounds 4 Research program. In 2012 the Environmental Institute for Golf (GCSAA’s philanthropic organization) launched the national Rounds 4 Research fund raising campaign having taken it over from the Carolinas GCSA who administered it on a smaller scale for three years.

In 2013, more than 50 GCSAA chapters and organizations participated in the auctions, which raised nearly $150,000.

Rounds 4 Research is based on the practice of securing donated rounds of golf and putting them up for public auction. The EIFG is working an online auction platform to sell the rounds and administer the various notification and revenue collection activities. At least 80 percent of the proceeds will be distributed to participating chapters or turfgrass organizations for use on research-based programs such as education, scholarships, advocacy and agronomic research.

It will take a committed effort from all of us to make this program a success. You will be asked to solicit rounds of golf from your facilities (and perhaps others) to be placed for auction. The more rounds we secure the greater the revenue we can generate in support of our members and chapters.

In the near future, we will be providing more information about the program and support documentation that you can share with others at your facility in soliciting rounds and attracting golfers to the auction site. From that perspective, it is important to remember that this program is for the benefit of all aspects of golf. This is not a program that will only benefit golf course superintendents.

Again, I am excited about the opportunity presented to us and the potential to invest in activities that will strengthen the profession and the game. In advance, I appreciate your support and will be communicating more about the program in the near future. Please contact me should you have questions.


Mike Turner
OGCSA, Vice President

GCSAA Chapter Delegates Focus on the Future

The annual GCSAA Chapter Delegates Meeting (Oct. 1-2) took on a decidedly different appearance this year, as the focus was not so much on the current state of affairs, but more on the future of the association and the profession.

“We were intent on getting feedback on what the profession would look like in the future, targeting the range of 2020 to 2025,” GCSAA President Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS, said. “It became obvious to the board through our discussions with those in the golf industry, including members, that the profession is experiencing rapid change. Superintendents are being asked to do more, and the tools and resources we use to do that job are changing. Just look at what is happening with technology. The game of golf may not be changing much, but how we manage it is.”

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Introduction to First Green

First Green is an innovative environmental education outreach program using golf courses as environmental learning labs. Last May, First Green held a demonstration field trip at Royal Oaks Country Club in the Portland area.  After the field trip, representatives from area golf courses, the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association, Washington State Golf Association, United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America attended a First Green workshop on how to host field trips. The workshop is part of First Green’s expansion into the Portland area, and was made possible by a recent grant from the USGA.  

For a glimpse at First Green, watch this 5 minute video showing First Green field trips in action. For more information about hosting a field trip, see the First Green website.

Poa annua Control on Golf Greens
William J. Johnston & Charles T. Golob
Dept of Crop & Soil Sciences, WSU—Pullman, WA
Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) golf greens infested with annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) can be hard to manage, unattractive, and have reduced playability. Methiozolin ('PoaCure') is a relatively new isoxazoline herbicide that has shown selective P. annua control in golf greens.
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Rounds 4 Research

Auctioning Rounds of Golf to Fund Turfgrass Research. Auction is Open through June 22nd!

Donate Rounds Online

PDF Donation Form

Donation Checklist FAQ's

The Importance of Agronomic Research

Visit the Rounds4Research Auctions

Stewardship Guidelines

Two pdf versions are now available for download—high resolution for printing or screen resolution for viewing on your computer. Please check here periodically for revisions to the Guidelines. Go to download page.

In the News

"The Long Game: Reducing Pesticides on Golf Courses" (YouTube video)

Annual Report (OSU Turfgrass)

Fungicide Alternative Management

Augusta Masters Likely Play on Oregon Ryegrass.

City of Eugene First in Nation to Ban Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

GCSAA Government Relations Quarterly Briefing  No. 3

Immigration Reform

First Green Environmental Education Using Links as Labs

Two OGCSA Superintendents Named OGA Superintendents of the Year

New Turf Management Scholarship

Message from GCSAA Field Rep

2013 Crew Tournmanet Results

Theft Alert! Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course in Clackamas was robbed.

OGCSA President's Letter—October

2013 OSU Turf Field Day Review

Ace Helps Tacoma C&GC to Crew Title

Tan Bunker Sand Update from Reserve Silica

Superintendent/Assistant Tournament Results

ODA Restricts Use of Certain Dinotefuran Pesticides

The Ins and Outs of Getting Certified (originally published in Tee to Green, the Metropolitan GCSA’s newsletter)

Free Webinar: Rinsing and Recycling Caged Tanks—The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance

Audubon International Certifies 1,000th Golf Course

Academy Offers Training for
Asssistant Superintendents


Syngenta Business Institute

Agricultural Waste Pesticide and Empty Container Collection Event on June 1

Pro-Superintendent Results

Start Your Own First
Green Program


Tualatin Superintendent Renews Professional Certification

NTA Awards Nearly $48,000 in Grants for 2013

Senate Bill 29
Relating to Fireworks Law


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