Oregon and Washington publish Third Edition of BMP guidelines for golf courses

The wait is over! The Environmental – BMP Committee is proud to announce that the Third Edition Environmental Stewardship Guidelines: Best Management Practices for Golf Courses has been published for the states of Oregon and Washington. This was a collaborative effort by three GCSAA-affiliated chapters the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association, Western Washington Golf Course […]

Calling all Turfgrass Students – Now Accepting Applications for OGCSA-OTF Scholarships

The OGCSA-OTF Scholarship Committee is now accepting scholarship applications for 2021 scholarships. This single online form covers application to all scholarships offered by the Oregon Turfgrass Foundation and Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association. Completed applications are due March 31, 2021 by 5:00pm. https://www.ogcsa.org/ogcsa-otf-scholarship-application/

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – February 2021

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Scott Larsen who is Golf Course Superintendent at Emerald Valley Golf and Resort.   Describe your facility in 10 words or less:A hidden gem in Lane County. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?The food is yummy. What hole on your golf course is hardest to maintain (and […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – January 2021

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Eric Langford who is an assistant superintendent with Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.  Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Golf as it was meant to beWhat best describes your golf game?Short Game MasterHave you had a hole-in-one? When and where?Yes. On the 12th hole at the Bandon Preserve.Who is your […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – December 2020

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Jim Myers who has been with Columbia Edgewater Country Club for the last 18 months.   Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Busy country club with an outstanding membership and a yearly LPGA event. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Both Director of Golf and Head Pro are […]

Fall President’s Message

I sincerely hope this letter finds everyone healthy and safe.  We’re nearing the end of 2020 and I’m sure I’m not the only one ready to move on to 2021.  A global pandemic, wildfires, smoke, re-opening phases, surges, pauses/freezes, remote learning, protests/riots, and an election all in this last 10 months.  To be honest, the […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – November 2020

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Gary Early who’s worked at Salmon Run Golf Course for the last 4.5 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Challenging short course cut through a forest with a stream and no houses. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?During certain times of the year, Salmon are […]

2020 Central Oregon Crew Tournament Recap

Mother Nature was on our side for the 2020 Central Oregon Crew Tournament. After postponing the event for two weeks, we could not have been given a nicer day. Beautiful scenery, sunny and 80’s, smoke free air….doesn’t get much better. In the 4-person team scramble, a gross score of 59 from Sunriver Resort’s Woodlands Golf […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – October 2020

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Eric Feldhusen who’s worked at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club for the last five years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Two championship courses. Fun to play, challenge to maintain. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Currently host the Nike College Invitational with Colonial Country Club on bi-annual […]

Oregon State University Turfgrass Needs your Input

Survey request from Oregon State University, Department of Horticulture Turfgrass Specialist, Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D.  This survey is part of the United States Department of Agriculture project on “Annual Bluegrass Herbicide Resistance and Annual Bluegrass Management” that OSU Turfgrass is collaborating on. This survey is being conducted to investigate attitudes and actions related to the management […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – September 2020

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Ken Nice who’s worked at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort for the last 21 years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:A golf resort with multiple golf courses What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?There are six miles of hiking trails and a complimentary 9-hole par 3 course […]

2020 Arrowhead Crew Tournament Recap

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled many OGCSA events in 2020, but not the 39th Annual Crew Tournament. It was good to be back!!! With the unprecedented amount of rounds most courses have experienced this season the 56 teams that joined us were eager to have their turn to get out and enjoy the game. Thank you to our host […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – August 2020

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Tim Cloninger who’s worked at Eugene Country Club for the last two years. Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Big trees and Great GreensWhat is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?In 1967 Robert Trent Jones reversed the Chandler Egan routing.What’s your favorite hole at […]