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2018 Chapter Delegates Report

I was proud to represent OGCSA at the Chapter Delegate Meeting in November this year. It was a lively meeting with the delegates spending a lot of time debating the issues and initiatives the GCSAA presented to us in the 2 day meeting. Updates were provided on the current initiatives, proposed changes that we will […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – December 2018

Superintendent Spotlight: Bret Carroll of OGA Golf Course In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Bret Carroll, who is in his third year as superintendent at OGA Golf Course and eighth year overall with the facility. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Super fun layout for golfers of all ages and abilities. What is a little-known fact […]

Important OGCSA GHIN Club Update

There are some upcoming changes to the USGA GHIN platform that affect how we bill our OGCSA GHIN Club members. What does this mean for you? We will be inactivating all of the OGCSA GHIN Club members as of 12/31/2018 (Your profile will not be erased). If we do not do this then we will be billed […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – November 2018

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature David Freitag, who has been superintendent at Pronghorn Resort for 15 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: Great golf in the beautiful high desert. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility? Huntington Wagon Road Trail, a north/south route constructed in 1867 between The Dalles […]

PNW Crew Tournament Championship

Monday, October 22, 2018 was the date for the Annual Pacific Northwest Crew Tournament Championship. OGCSA’s Portland Golf Club and Emerald Valley Golf Club faced off against WWGCSA’s Tacoma Country Club and Suncadia Resort. Perfect course conditions and home turf advantage unfortunately were not enough for us to bring the title back to Oregon. Tacoma CC once […]

Fall President’s Message

Time fly’s when you’re having fun!  That’s what they say at least, so I must be having a ridiculous amount of fun, because it’s hard to believe that we are already at the halfway point of the college football season, with Halloween just around the corner.  That being said, I hope this message finds you […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – October 2018

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Ty Patton, who has been superintendent at Tokatee Golf Club for five years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: A fun golf course with amazing views. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility? Tokatee is a Chinook word meaning ‘A Place of Restful Beauty’ and had […]

OGCSA Member Named to Green Start Academy Class of 2018

Eric Langford, Assistant Superintendent at Old Macdonald Golf Links / Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and OGCSA Assistant Liaison to the Board of Directors is 1 of 50 elite GCSAA members selected to attend the premier educational and networking event for golf course superintendents. John Deere Golf and Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science, […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – September 2018

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Bill Swancutt, who has been superintendent at Illahe Hills Country Club for 38 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: A fun place to play and work, a very friendly and outgoing membership and staff! What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility? Illahe Hills Country […]

2018 OGCSA Crew Tournament Recap

The 37th OGCSA Crew Tournament is in the record books. Thank you to our host Superintendent Adam Vidourek and Arrowhead Golf Club, as well as the 53 teams and multiple volunteers that came out for this fantastic event on August 28th. This year in the Gross competition 1st place went to defending champions, Portland Golf Club #1 with a […]

Teeing Off With Monarch Butterflies?

Press Release provided By Robert Coffan, Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates  MEDFORD, OR, August 1, 2018 – Teeing off with monarch butterflies? That could very likely be the case soon on the 8th tee at the Stewart Meadows Golf Course in downtown Medford! The 9-hole golf course is installing five Monarch Waystation/Pollinator Gardens strategically placed for monarchs […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – August 2018

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Terry Martin, who has been superintendent at Agate Beach Golf Course for nearly 40 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less: A nine-hole family owned public golf course. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility? Built by Frank Stenzel in 1931, he also developed Glendoveer. […]