Fall President’s Message

As the sun sets on the 2021 golf season, it seems hard to separate the events of the last two seasons as both years provided significant challenges for the golf course industry.  The first half of the pandemic provided most of us with operational challenges (increased rounds and tighter labor markets) whereas this last season […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – October 2021

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Stephen Purdy who is Superintendent at Langdon Farms Golf Club.   Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Well conditioned course with a whole lot of play. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?The red barn on 8 was built in 1908. What’s your favorite […]

2021 Central Oregon Crew Tournament

We appreciate the continued support from Superintendent Jeremy Niederklein and Quail Run Golf Course in La Pine for hosting the 4th Annual Central Oregon Crew Tournament. Twenty teams joined us on September 21 to enjoy a beautiful fall day of golf with their fellow crew members. Thank you to our volunteers, Wilbur Ellis Company and […]

2021 Arrowhead Crew Tournament Recap

This year OGCSA celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Crew Tournament! 232 golfers came out to Arrowhead Golf Club to celebrate, confirming that the Crew Tournament is still going strong as one of the associations favorite events. The course was set up tough, but was in great shape as always. Thank you to Arrowhead Golf […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – September 2021

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Ryan Barker who is Superintendent at Tetherow Resort.  Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Challenging and unique to the Central Oregon area What’s your favorite hole at your facility?No. 2 – Par 5 What hole on your golf course is hardest to maintain (and why)?Driving Range – […]

2021 OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Chris Robson who is Course Superintendent at Glendoveer Golf and Tennis.  Describe your facility in 10 words or less:A 36 hole public facility in the heart of East Portland What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?It is 94 years old. What’s your favorite hole […]

2021 OGCSA Annual Meeting Recap

The first in-person meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic began over a year ago took place on Tuesday, May 25th at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. OGCSA members and friends gathered for the annual association business meeting to honor awards and scholarship recipients, and hear updates from the Oregon State University Turfgrass Team. Despite heavy downpours […]

Final President’s Message

As I pen my last presidential message, I cannot help but reflect on the craziness of the last 2 years.  Many things have changed in our lives, but the early summer weather this year has kept us all busy and courses bustling with golfers, which feels somewhat normal at this point.  Much like golf as […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – May 2021

Superintendent Spotlight: Jeremy Galvin of Waverley Country Club In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Jeremy Galvin who is Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Waverley Country Club   Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Historic riverside club, properly restored, undulating greens.What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?The pear trees left […]

May is once again Oregon Golf Month

Governor Kate Brown has once again signed a State of Oregon Proclamation making May Oregon Golf Month. This marks the sixth time in seven years May is Oregon Golf Month, a proclamation which highlights the important and crucial benefits of the golf industry to the State of Oregon. Proclamation-OR-Golf-Month-2021Download An 2019 Oregon Golf Economic Impact […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – April 2021

Superintendent Spotlight: Lonny Radford of Astoria Golf and Country Club In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Lonny Radford who is Golf Course Superintendent at Astoria Golf and Country Club.   Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Very unique links golf course.What hole on your golf course is hardest to maintain (and why)?Hole No. 3. This […]

Oregon and Washington Superintendents, Industry Professionals, and Veterans join forces for a community service project at the Children’s Course in Gladstone, Ore.

Nearly 50 volunteers, a collection of Golf Course Superintendents from the states of Oregon and Washington working together with Military Veterans repaired the Children’s Course from the damages of the recent ice storm and prepared the Golf Course for Spring in a large, collaborative effort on March 8th. This all-volunteer labor force provided time and […]