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President’s Message – September 2017

As summer starts to wind down the temperature has not seemed to get the message. I hope all of you have been able to cope with the summer heat.   I know many of us around the state also had to deal with the nearby threat of wild fires.  In the Portland metro area, the smoke […]

2017 OGCSA Crew Tournament Recap

Thank you to the 55 teams and multiple volunteers that came out to Arrowhead Golf Club on Tuesday, August 29th for the 36th Annual OGCSA Crew Tournament. This year’s event definitely upheld its reputation as one of the best events of the year. As always there were surprises around every corner………..like a bagpipe player! This year Portland GC #3 and Heron Lakes #2 defended their […]

Eastmoreland Golf Course achieves Audubon certification

Congratulations to OGCSA Superintendent member, Kathy Hauff for achieving Audubon certification at Eastmoreland Golf Course.  The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses is an award winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. By helping people enhance the valuable natural areas […]

NTA Donates $41,000 toward research

The Northwest Turfgrass Association donated $41,000 to worthy turfgrass research and education programs in 2017 as it continues to be a leading benefactor for the golf industry in the Northwest. Over the past three years, the NTA has donated more than $150,000 to various programs. Two separate grants of $15,000 led the way in 2017 […]

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 […]

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 […]