Message From Our Friends ~ Oregonians For Food & Shelter

Dear OGCSA Members, You are an important part of the Oregonians for Food & Shelter (OFS) coalition. Our long history of success comes from the strong advocacy of our grassroots members like you. As a coalition, we have passed pesticide and seed preemption laws, the right to farm and forest law, Integrated Pest Management legislation, […]

Upcoming Overtime Rule Blocked

November 22, 2016 – A Federal Judge in Texas blocked the new overtime rule that was set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. This new rule would have required that salaried employees making less than $47,476 a year and working more than 40 hours per week be entitled to overtime pay. This new rule would […]

Presidents Newsletter – November 2016

This October 11 and 12 I had the opportunity to represent the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association (OGCSA) at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s (GCSAA) annual Chapter Delegates Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri and the Lawrence Kansas Headquarters.   I have enjoyed my visits over the years back to the association mother-ship, catching up […]

Kurt Noonan, CGCS is ‘Running The Course’

OGCSA Superintendent Member – Kurt Noonan, CGCS of Juniper Golf Course has been ‘Running The Course’ not in the typical superintendent fashion. This past year Juniper Golf Course has been opening up their doors to people to do much more than just play golf. This article was provided by OGCSA Superintendent Member – Kurt Noonan, CGCS at Juniper Golf Course: In […]

Kris Ammerman ~ OGCSA Superintendent Featured in November GCM

OGCSA Member, Superintendent, Kris Ammerman of Middlefield Golf Course has been doing great things in Cottage Grove, Oregon for quite sometime. Since 2003, Kris has been working on a massive project converting the golf courses irrigation system to using effluent water. Kris details his journey in the November issue of Golf Course Management. This is a must read […]

Unable To Attend The Oregon Turfgrass Foundation Event?

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There’s another way you can support Oregon State Turfgrass research and student scholarships through the Oregon Turfgrass Foundation. The OTF is selling raffle tickets for a golf and lodging package at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. For only $25.oo a ticket or 5 for $100.00 you could win two nights lodging for four and eight rounds […]

2016 Fall Meeting Recap

On September 14th, 2016 – 37 industry professionals attended the Fall Meeting at Bend Golf & Country Club. We had a great meeting with three dynamic speakers followed with lunch and 9 holes of golf. The day could not have been nicer. Those of you that could not attend…….. you really missed out! Thank you to host superintendent, Tom […]

2016 Oregon State Field Day Report

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Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D Turfgrass Specialist at Oregon State University would like to share the proceedings from the 2016 OSU Turfgrass Field Day that took place on September 8th at the Lewis Brown Research Farm in Corvallis, Oregon. Click Below to view full report. 2016-field-day-proceedings-sept-8-2016  

2016 Crew Tournament Recap

Thank you to the 224 golfers and multiple volunteers that came out to Arrowhead on Tuesday for the 35th Annual OGCSA Crew Tournament. This year’s event definitely upheld its reputation as one of the best events of the year. Congratulations to Heron Lakes #2 and Portland CC #2 for taking 1st and 2nd in the gross competition. These two […]

NTA Donates Nearly $50,000 Toward Research

  The Northwest Turfgrass Association donated nearly $50,000 to worthy turfgrass research and education programs in 2016 as it continues to be a leading benefactor for the golf industry in the Northwest. The total in grants awarded in 2016 was $49,560.34. It didn’t reach the $61,000 awarded in 2015, but was substantially higher than the […]

Presidents Message – August 2016

I would first like to thank the Membership and the Board of Directors of the Oregon Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) for selecting me as this year’s president. I would further like to thank Russell Vandehey, CGCS and Mike Turner, CGCS for their service to the association. Additionally, I would […]

2015 OSU Turf Program Report

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Annual Report Oregon State University Turfgrass Program Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D. Turfgrass Specialist (541)737-5449 Staffing: Current team members: Alec Kowalewski, Turfgrass Specialist and Brian McDonald, Senior Faculty Research Assistant General Turf Program Comments: The two permanent members of the OSU turf program include Turfgrass Specialist Alec Kowalewski and Senior Faculty Research Assistant Brian McDonald. In […]

ODA finds big problems with little organisms……

This information was sent out in a press release from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.   ODA finds big problems with little organisms Fertilizer Program finds claims made for microbiological products aren‘t always met June 1, 2016… Although a product may promise special ingredients, would you be willing to pay $150 if you knew all it […]