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Event Calendar

2014

MARCH

25th, Tue
USGA Golf Summit of Oregon Meeting
USGA Golf/Green Committee University

Waverley Country Club
Gentlemen: Jackets Required

Register here

APRIL

29th, Tue
Superintendent Inv. Golf Tourney

Register here

MAY

22nd, Thu
Annual Meeting

Nominate Superintendent of the Year
Nominate Asst. Super of the Year
Application for Scholarship

JUNE

30th, Mon
Superintendent/Asst Golf Tournament

AUGUST

26th, Tue
Crew Tournament

NOVEMBER

4th, Tue
Environmental Seminar

DECEMBER

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
OGCSA President's Message
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 ogcsa@ogcsa.org.  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.

Bee Care Invitation
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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.

Sincerely,

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.
Learn More »
Rounds 4 Research

Donate Rounds Online

PDF Donation Form

Donation Checklist FAQ's

The Importance of Agronomic Research

Visit the Rounds4Research Auctions

Environmental
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

Augusta Masters Likely Play on Oregon Ryegrass.
4.16.14

City of Eugene First in Nation to Ban Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides
3.10.14

GCSAA Government Relations Quarterly Briefing  No. 3
1.20.14

Immigration Reform
1.17.14

First Green Environmental Education Using Links as Labs
1.14.14

Two OGCSA Superintendents Named OGA Superintendents of the Year
11.19.13

New Turf Management Scholarship
11.13.13

Message from GCSAA Field Rep
11.5.13

2013 Crew Tournmanet Results

Theft Alert! Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course in Clackamas was robbed.
10.29.13

OGCSA President's Letter—October
10.13

2013 OSU Turf Field Day Review
10.28.13

Ace Helps Tacoma C&GC to Crew Title
10.28.13

Tan Bunker Sand Update from Reserve Silica
10.9.13

Superintendent/Assistant Tournament Results
7.20.13

ODA Restricts Use of Certain Dinotefuran Pesticides
6.28.13

The Ins and Outs of Getting Certified (originally published in Tee to Green, the Metropolitan GCSA’s newsletter)
6.27.13

Free Webinar: Rinsing and Recycling Caged Tanks—The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
6.27.13

Audubon International Certifies 1,000th Golf Course
5.30.13

Academy Offers Training for
Asssistant Superintendents

5.30.13

Syngenta Business Institute
5.30.13

Agricultural Waste Pesticide and Empty Container Collection Event on June 1
5.22.13

Pro-Superintendent Results
5.20.13

Start Your Own First
Green Program

5.13.13

Tualatin Superintendent Renews Professional Certification
4.16.13

NTA Awards Nearly $48,000 in Grants for 2013
3.11.13

Senate Bill 29
Relating to Fireworks Law
Definitions
2.2.13

 

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