Oregon OSHA Adopts Heat and Wildfire Smoke Rules

Effective June 15, 2022, and July 1, 2022, there will be two new rules in place in Oregon addressing worker exposure to heat and wildfire smoke. Employers will be required to provide training to employees and outline new protocols to deal with heat and smoke exposure. June 15, 2022, Oregon OSHA Administrative Order 3-2022 goes […]

2022 OGCSA Annual Meeting Recap

2022 OGCSA Annual Meeting elects Brian Koffler to second term as President, honors award recipients, and introduces inaugural PACE Course and Legacy Scholarship recipients. OGCSA President Brian Koffler kicked off the day with the members business meeting covering the Association’s year in review and the financial position of the OGCSA. 2021 was yet another challenging […]

Heartfelt Thank You to our Rounds 4 Research Donors and Bidders!

Nationally this year’s Rounds 4 Research Auction was the most successful auction in the program’s history! Thank you to all our generous donors and bidders for your support. ~Thank You to our 2022 auction donors~ Bandon Crossings Golf CourseBar Run Golf and RV ResortBend Golf ClubBlack Butte RanchCentennial Golf ClubCharbonneau Golf ClubCrooked River RanchEmerald Valley Golf & ResortForest […]

Support Local Turfgrass Research ~ Please Consider Donating to 2022 Rounds 4 Research Auction

Message From Shane Hadwick, OGCSA Immediate Past President – March 2022 Friends of Turf,                                                                                                                                                 The golf industry has remained strong throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the past 2 plus years, with rounds and memberships up locally and across the country.  Turf managers are continually pushed to meet the ever-rising expectations of turf conditions from more […]

Winter President’s Message

Each fall, we all look forward to things at work slowing down and having an opportunity to recharge.  And each winter, it never seems to slow down as much as we hoped it would!  The Association is no different as this is the time when most of us have more time to devote to planning […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – December 2021

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Steven Beyer who is Superintendent at Illahe Hills Country Club.    Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Golf Heaven in Oregon. What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?There’s an 800 lb black angus buried on site… What’s your favorite hole at your facility?The 163-yard par 3 […]

Chapter Delegate Report

It was my privilege to travel to the Midwest, representing the OGCSA, and meet with peers from across the country on October 20th and 21st at the GCSAA Delegates Meeting.  The in-person meeting was held this year at the Airport Marriott in Kansas City and much different than last year’s online format.  It was an […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – November 2021

Superintendent Spotlight: Jonathan Dean of Heron Lakes Golf Course In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Jonathan Dean who is Superintendent at Heron Lakes Golf Club.   Describe your facility in 10 words or less:Two inclusive, distinctive, well-designed, fun 18-hole golf coursesWhat is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?The wells that we use to irrigate the […]

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 […]