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 […]

Golf Continues to be a Positive Contributor to Oregon’s Economy, Environment and Quality of Life

New Report Highlights Total Economic Impact of $1.6 Billion, Making Golf a Standout Industry for the State OR ECONOMIC IMPACT REPORT Download FACT-SHEET-GOLF-ALLIANCE-OREGONDownload (PORTLAND, Ore.) March 16, 2021 – The Golf Alliance of Oregon (GAO), in collaboration with the National Golf Foundation (NGF), has announced that in 2019 golf’s direct economic impact in Oregon was […]

OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – March 2021

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Evan McFadden who is an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Broken Top Club.  Describe your facility in 10 words or less:High desert, big pines, play everyday course, fast greens, private.What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?Signature hole No. 11 has an elevated green sitting above a pumice pit, […]

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 […]