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2018 Board of Director Candidates

OGCSA 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES  OFFICER CANDIDATES: PRESIDENT: Gabe Hughes My name is Gabe Hughes and I am running for the position of President with the Oregon chapter GCSAA.  April marked the beginning of my 13th year with The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha.  I am currently Golf Course Superintendent, a position […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – April 2018

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Randy Shults CGCS, who has worked at Tualatin Country Club for the past 34 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Traditional, fun, walkable and peaceful. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility? Club is 106 years old and Audubon certified. What […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – March 2018

Superintendent Spotlight: Jesse Goodling of Heron Lakes GC The OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight is a monthly feature which highlights one of the many outstanding superintendents across Oregon and Southwest Washington. The course superintendent does the yeoman’s work – they’re tabbed with keeping our region’s green grass facilites in top notch shape. Make sure to follow this monthly special to learn a little bit […]

President’s Message – Rounds 4 Research

What a difference a year makes, spring is hopefully making an early arrival this year. I have visited with a number of superintendents that have already done a first round of aerification.  I hope you have all been able to get out and enjoy the early winter reprieve and remember why we became golf course […]

Time for Award Nominations & Scholarship Applications

The Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the OGCSA Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of the Year. Nominations may be submitted by Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, or Club Members/Management/Boards. These are two highly regarded awards within our association and we look forward to your participation in recognizing a Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for their exemplary work in the field. Application deadlines […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – February 2018

The OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight is a new monthly feature which highlights one of the many outstanding superintendents across Oregon and Southwest Washington. The course superintendent does the yeoman’s work – they’re tabbed with keeping our region’s green grass facilites in top notch shape. Make sure to follow this monthly special to learn a little bit more about these unsung […]

OGCSA GHIN Club offers more than just a handicap………….

Sponsored in Part By: The 2018 golf season will soon be upon us which means it’s time to join or renew your membership to the OGCSA GHIN Club. The OGCSA GHIN Club offers more than just a USGA handicap. By joining this club you receive a membership to the Oregon Golf Association (OGA) which is the region’s largest amateur golf association working toward […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – January 2018

The OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight is a new monthly feature which highlights one of the many outstanding superintendents across Oregon and Southwest Washington. The course superintendent does the yeoman’s work – they’re tabbed with keeping our region’s green grass facilites in top notch shape. Make sure to follow this monthly special to learn a little bit […]

Advocacy in Oregon in Washington, D.C.

Over the last six years I have represented the Oregon Superintendents from a group called Oregonians for Food and Shelter. This is a unique coalition that represents agriculture, forestry and chemical applicators through the integrated, responsible use of pest management products, soil nutrients and biotechnology. What makes this group so special is that it’s a […]

President’s Message – December 2017

“Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.” – Mark Twain This year the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association (OGCSA) Board of Directors has chosen to take on a new challenge by establishing “Oregon/Washington Golf Course Best Management Practices” (BMP). For me this is a new project, but for the OGCSA it is not […]

Chapter Delegates Report from Director Rory Allison

The 2017 GCSAA Chapter Delegate Meeting was held on November 7th and 8th in Kansas City and at the GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas.  It gives a chance for a representative from each chapter to meet all of the GCSAA board members, GCSAA staff, other chapter delegates and the individuals running for the 2018 GCSAA […]

Remembering Mark Snyder

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of longtime OGCSA member, Mark L. Snyder. Mark was the Golf Course Superintendent at Salishan Lodge and Resort for over 20 years and served as OGCSA President from 1989-90. The following obituary is posted with the Lincoln City News Guard. To view obituary and leave a […]