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 […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – March 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature William Benson who has been with Laurelwood Golf Course for the last 11 years. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Future NFL quarterbacks and Heisman trophy winners are regulars. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:A community facility for everyone in the middle of Eugene. What’s […]

Award Nominations & Scholarship Applications Open

The Board of Directors 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 work in the field. Application deadlines […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – February 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Alan Nielsen who has been with Royal Oaks Country Club for the last 34 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Traditional golf course with narrow tree-lined fairways and small, fast-sloping greens. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Tiger Woods won the PNGA at Royal Oaks as […]

Winter President’s Message

Golf’s existence with the environment is always going to be a topic of heated debate.  The Oregon GCSA has known this since 2000 with the first publication of the Oregon Stewardship Guidelines.  Now there is a big push at the national level to make sure all golf facilities are staying ahead of the curve.  The […]

Reminder about changes to the GHIN Club

The USGA GHIN platform made changes for 2019 that affect how we invoice and activate our OGCSA GHIN Club members. What does this mean for you? We have inactivated all of the OGCSA GHIN Club members that have not yet renewed for 2019 as of 12/31/2018. If you are a member of the OGCSA GHIN Club […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – January 2019

We’re back at it in 2019 spotlighting our member superintendents with all new questions. In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Greg Morton who has been with Running Y Ranch for the last 18 years.Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Beautiful. Serene. The only Arnold Palmer Design in Oregon!What’s your favorite hole at your facility?Hole No. 4. […]

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 […]

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 […]