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2017 Annual Meeting Recap

The 2017 OGCSA Annual Meeting was held at the Willamette Valley Country Club on Tuesday, May 23rd. The day started with our annual OGCSA business meeting. OGCSA President Chuck Wolsborn called the meeting to order and presented the 2016 meeting minutes for approval. Committee reports followed with Chuck giving a president’s report on the 2016-2017 board year and reported […]

Calling All OGCSA Dogs for 2018 Dog Calendar

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Submit a photo of your canine companion by Aug. 1 for the 2018 Dog Days of Golf calendar, sponsored by Lebanon Turf. The owner of the 2018 Dog of the Year will receive a $500 prize and $3,000 for his or her GCSAA-affiliated chapter. A $2,000 charitable donation will also be made by GCSAA and LebanonTurf […]

Governor Kate Brown Names May Oregon Golf Month

May is once again Oregon Golf Month as announced in a State of Oregon Proclamation made recently by Governor Kate Brown. This marks the third consecutive year May will be Oregon Golf Month, a proclamation which highlights the important and crucial benefits of the golf industry to the State of Oregon. An Oregon Golf Economic […]

Oregon supers put R4R funds to good use

“This article was originally published in the March 27, 2017 Golf Course Management magazine Blog Post.”  It was five years ago that the Oregon GCSA took a leap of faith and decided to help fund a research assistant position at Oregon State University. Today, Brian McDonald (pictured above) is grateful for the chance to continue studying conditions that directly […]

Member Courses Recognized for Environmental Excellence

In February two OGCSA superintendent members completed the requirements to maintain their designations as “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Eric Feldhusen, Director of Agronomy at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club and Jesse Goodling, Superintendent at Heron Lakes Golf Course both led the efforts in […]

Proceedings from the 2017 Winter Field Day

We were fortunate last week the weather held for the 2nd Annual Microdochium Patch Spring Winter Day. A group of industry professionals met last Tuesday, February 28th at the Lewis Brown Farm in Corvallis to view the great research that is being conducted by the Oregon State University Turfgrass Team. Ph.D. Candidate, Clint Mattox kicked off the afternoon […]

Presidents Newsletter – February 2017

Letter from the OGCSA President February 2017: I look out over snowy and frozen grounds and am reminded it is never too early to plan for the season and year.   Early this year, Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association (OGCSA) Board of Directors had planned the coming year’s schedule, locations, topics, and some speakers for coming […]

The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club Superintendent Strengthens Business Skills with Colleagues Across U.S.

Press Release Provided By ~ Syngenta Business Institute GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 24, 2017– Jason Blythe, golf course superintendent at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Oregon was one of 26 superintendents across the country to graduate from the Syngenta Business Institute™ (SBI). SBI is an exclusive professional development program for golf course superintendents […]

Remembering Harvey Junor

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the death of longtime OGCSA member, Harvey Junor. Harvey served as OGCSA President from 1964-66 and was the Superintendent of Portland Golf Club for his entire superintendent career from 1957-1985. The following obituary is posted with Dignity Memorial and can be viewed at www.dignitymemorial.com Harvey B. Junor, (96), passed peacefully […]

Oregon State University Presents Updated Report

The Oregon State University Turfgrass research team, Alec Kowalewski, Brian McDonald, and Clint Mattox have presented an updated report on their ongoing research on fungicide alternatives management of Microdochium Patch and Anthracnose. Click link below to view complete report. OSU Report-Fungicide-Written-2017