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Statement from Golf Alliance of Oregon

The Golf Alliance of Oregon Receives Clarification on State of Oregon “Stay Home” Directive Relative to Golf Courses Executive Order 20-12 issued Monday, March 23 by Governor Kate Brown put in place a “Stay Home” directive to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. You can read that by clicking this link. The Golf Alliance […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – March 2020

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Josh Loy who’s worked at Stewart Meadows Golf Course for the last 20 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: NIne holes, easy to walk, shorter course with many trees. What’s the biggest challenge your facility presents to you as superintendent? By far the biggest challenge […]

Cast your OGCSA Award Nominations

The OGCSA Awards Committee 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 service to the […]

Seeking Board of Director Nominations

Are you interested in giving back to your association, or know a peer that would be a great addition to the OGCSA Board? This is your opportunity to give back to the OGCSA through board service. We are seeking a minimum of two interested candidates for director positions. This May OGCSA members will need to […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – February 2020

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Richard Jensen who’s been with Crooked River Ranch Golf Course for the last 20 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Fun course for all with abundant wildlife and scenic views. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility? Bob McPhearson, developer of our HOA, used […]

Fall President’s Letter

                I hope that everyone has had a good fall thus far, and with the nice weather, golf has remained steady at courses that haven’t shut down for the winter already. The fall meeting at Illahe Hills on November 6th was well attended, and the topics discussed by Dr. Micah Woods and Steve Gould from […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – December 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Jeff Knutzen who has been with Black Butte Ranch – Big Meadow Golf Course and Glaze Meadow Golf Course for the last 19 months. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Down to Earth – Family Friendly – Ponderosa Mountain Resort facilityWhat is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?It […]

2019 Chapter Delegates Report

The GCSAA Board of Directors, 2020 board candidates, and 84 delegates representing 89 of GCSAA’s 99 affiliated chapters, convened at the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel and GCSAA Headquarters on October 28 and 29, for the 27th annual Chapter Delegates Meeting. In late October I was once again privileged to represent the OGCSA members by […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – November 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Jason Blythe who has been with The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club for the last 15 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Semi-private, 36 holes, lots of play. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?We don’t actually have a vineyard here. What’s your favorite hole at […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – October 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Ryan Wyckoff who has been with Shadow Hills Country Club for the last four years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Private club that is fun to play, with no houses. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Hosted the Nationwide Tour for 10 years What’s your favorite […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – September 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Marcus Speros who has been with Forest Hills Golf Course for the last 13 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Semi-private facility with active men’s club What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Our golf course architect, William Bell, designed Riviera C.C. & Bel-Air C.C. also. We […]

2019 Crew Tournament Recap

The Summer heat didn’t stop the 216 players from battling it out on Tuesday, August 27th for the 38th OGCSA Crew Tournament championship title. Team Emerald Valley In the 4-person team scramble, a gross score of 57 from Emerald Valley is what it took to take home the trophy. Congratulations to Emerald Valley Crew members: […]

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 […]