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Summer President’s Letter

                This summer has been a nice reprieve from the last 4-5 summers and much closer to normal for the PNW.  I don’t remember the last time we had fusarium in July and I was able to shut the irrigation off periodically June through August.  It’s hard to believe it’s the middle of August already, […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – August 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Tyler Daniels who has been with Wine Valley Golf Club for the last 11 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Fun, fast, no trees, lots of water What’s your favorite hole at your facility?14 What’s the biggest challenge your facility presents to you as superintendent? Keeping sand in bunkers Excluding your […]

Reports from Oregon State University Turfgrass

Through continued support from the OGCSA, Oregon Turfgrass Foundation, Oregon Golf Association and additional industry partners, the Oregon State University Turfgrass program continues to thrive. Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, OSU Turfgrass Specialist would like to share the following updates on the Turf Management Professorship Endowment and the OSU Turf Technician position. Turf-MGMT-Professorship-Update-July-1-2018-to-June-30-2019-003Download Turf-Tech-Update-2019-003Download

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – July 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Derek Draper who has been with Crosswater Club for the last 10 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Situated on 600 magnificently scenic acres of woodlands and carefully preserved wetlands. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Hole #13 is home to Bald Eagle nest. She has […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – June 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Keaton Fisher who has been with Chinook Winds Golf Resort for the last four years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Family friendly and a challenge for all levels of Golfers What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Opened in 1926 as a 13 hole course and became […]

2019 Annual Meeting Recap

It was a jam-packed day at the Annual Meeting this year. The day kicked off with the members business meeting. The membership was updated on OGCSA business by the Board of Directors. The results of the 2019-2020 Elections of Officers and Directors was announced and are as follows:President: -Shane Hadwick, Orchard Hills Golf and Country […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – May 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Russ Vandehey, CGCS who has been with The Oregon Golf Club for the last 22 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Big, open, fun, spectacular, spactious, hilly course.What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?The water leaving the golf course is cleaner than when we pull it […]

Spring President’s Message

  The Rounds for Research Auction opens up on Monday, April 29th and runs through May 5th. We have another great line-up of courses this year, and a big thank you to all of those who generously donated.  This year features an even better mix of Public, Private, and Resort courses.  Be sure to tell […]

2019 OGCSA Officer and Director Candidates

Candidates will be voted on by ballot vote and decided at the OGCSA Annual Meeting, Thursday, March 16, 2019 at Willamette Valley Country Club, Canby, OR. OFFICER CANDIDATES: PRESIDENT: Shane Hadwick, Orchard Hills Golf & Country ClubI’ve been the superintendent at Orchard Hills Golf & Country Club, just west of the Columbia River Gorge in […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – April 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Chuck Wolsborn who has been with Gresham Golf Course for the last 44 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Relatively flat, a good course to walk with a large mens’ club.What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?We have a five-foot sturgeon in our irrigation pond.What’s your […]

NOW IS THE TIME THAT WE NEED YOUR GRASSROOT VOICES!

As the Oregon Legislature approaches their April 9th deadline to move bills from Committee, the pace at the Capitol is picking up. We are seeing bills with potential significant impacts being scheduled regularly. Please pay attention to your trade associations’ Action Alerts, we all need your help telling agriculture and forestry’s story! This coming Tuesday, […]

OGCSA | WWGCSA Joint Service Project

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS TO HELP VETERANS March 14, 2019, Lakewood, WA Nearly 65 volunteers, a collection of Golf Course Superintendents from the states of Oregon and Washington working together with Military Veterans, prepared the American Lake Veterans’ Golf Course for Spring in a large, collaborative effort on March 14th.  This all- volunteer labor force provided […]