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OGCSA members your input is needed!

Alec Kowalewski, Associate Professor at Oregon State University is involved with a multi-state federally-funded research project on low-input turfgrasses. As part of his effort, Alec is assisting the University of Minnesota in finding participants for a turfgrass cultivar evaluation database survey. Please view Dr. Watkins’ request below and participate in the survey.  Thank you for […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – June 2018

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Kyle Watt, who is in his second year with Awbrey Glen Golf Club. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Private member owned parkland style golf course. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility? Our well for irrigation water is almost 1000 ft deep. What […]

2018 Annual Meeting Recap

The OGCSA Annual Meeting was held at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The day started with our annual OGCSA business meeting. OGCSA President Chuck Wolsborn called the meeting to order and presented the 2017 meeting minutes for approval. Committee reports followed with Chuck giving a president’s report on the 2017-2018 board year and […]

President’s Final Message

So this is the end of my service as your Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association (OGCSA) President.  There will be no confetti, farewell parties, and/or cannon fire (firing squad, maybe?).  However, we did end with a bang, our Rounds 4 Research campaign was a new record of participating courses (34), number of rounds (41), and […]

OGCSA Open Tournament Results and Team Photos

  A dry day welcomed 80 participants to Oswego Lake Country Club on Monday April, 30th, for the OGCSA Open. Big thank you to everyone that joined us, our event sponsor TurfStar/Western and of course our host Oswego Lake Country Club. To view complete tournament results Click Here OGCSA Open Team Photos         […]

Historic NTA Publications Now Online

Some fantastic historical turfgrass research articles from the archives of the Northwest Turfgrass Association now are available online, thanks to the Turfgrass Information Center at Michigan State University. More than 1,000 articles pertaining to turfgrass issues in the Northwest and written by the leaders in the industry now can be easily accessed online. The NTA’s […]

Record Year for Rounds 4 Research Donations

Last year was great, but 2018 was amazing! Over 41 rounds were donated from from 34 member courses and every round was bid on. This will bring back over $7,000 to the OGCSA for turfgrass research and education at Oregon State University. ~Thank You~ ~The following courses donated to the 2018 auction~ Bandon Crossings Golf Course Bandon Dunes Bend […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – May 2018

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Sean Hoolehan, who is in his first year with The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:  Simply Amazing! What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?  The 12th green on the Craddock course is fondly refered to as […]

Free Pesticide Waste Collection Event

June 1, 2018 – Molalla Oregon Pesticide Waste Collection Event This is a one-time free pesticide waste collection event for farmers, growers, and other commercial and institutional pesticide users located in the Northern Willamette Valley. The collection is scheduled for Friday, June 1, 2018 at Bolander Field, Molalla OR across from the Molalla Buckaroo Rodeo Grounds […]

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 […]