Award Programs

CGSA AWARD Programs

The CGSA uses a variety of award programs in order to recognize the achievements of its members in the conduct of their duties as professional golf course managers. The award programs noted below are one of the ways in which the association profiles the work of the professional superintendent. Several of these award programs are sponsored in whole or in part by industry partners and for this we are very appreciative. The support of these companies allows us to provide a tangible component to the recognition these individuals receive as award recipients.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING CGSA 2018 AWARD WINNERS:

  • Dean Baker, CGCS from Ontario is the 2018 CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year Award winner - Sponsored by Bayer.  To read the News Release, please click here.

 

Please see the deadline dates for the rest of 2018 Awards below as well as the links to the 2018 Nomination/Application forms.
 

NOVEMBER 30th deadline date

NOMINATE OR APPLY FOR ONE OF THESE CGSA AWARDS

John B. Steel Award

This award is presented to an individual chosen by the CGSA Board of Directors who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession of Golf Course Superintendent.  The nomination is open to anyone in the golf industry and should be someone who is known in the general golf community. The person does not have to be a current member of the CGSA.

An individual may be nominated by the Board of Directors of CGSA, by a CGSA  Superintendent” member or by a Regional Association.

For a copy of the criteria and nomination form,please click here

 

CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement Award

The CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement Award is awarded annually to the superintendent whose submission is judged to be the best example of an activity, project or management approach that improves the sustainability of the golf facility. Consideration will be given to initiatives that demonstrate the potential for ongoing benefit and application to other facilities, as well as to measurable results.

The applicant must be a Superintendent or Golf Course Management member of the CGSA.

For a copy of the criteria and nomination form,please click here

This award is sponsored by Rain Bird

  

CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award

The CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course assistant superintendent whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected. The award is to be presented to an individual who has contributed to his or her golf facility in a significant way and who has demonstrated professionalism, leadership, innovation and a team approach in their work.

For a copy of the criteria and the nomination form,please click here

This award is sponsored by The Toro Company

 

  

CGSA/FOLEY UNITED EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Know an outstanding Equipment Technician that should be recognized? As a CGSA member, you can nominate a fellow Equipment Technician member today (Nominations must be made by two CGSA members – any category).

Th CGSA/FOLEY UNITED Equipment Technician of the Year Award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course equipment technician whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected.

For a copy of the criteria and nomination form,please click here

 

CGSA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The CGSA Scholars Fund supports "Student" members attending educational programs as a means of enhancing their knowledge and skills for the turfgrass profession as well as becoming better qualified for their current or future employment.

All CGSA student members who are currently enrolled in at least the second year of a recognized turfgrass program of two (2) years duration (or longer) or are enrolled in a one year mechanic course are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen and have a minimum of one season as an employee on a Golf Course.

If you have a student working at your course who is not currently a member, please pass this information onto them to consider.

For a copy of the criteria and application form,please click here

 

 

Gordon Witteveen Award

The Gordon Witteveen Award, sponsored by The Toro Company, is presented to the superintendent or assistant superintendent that publishes an article in GreenMaster magazine, the official publication of the CGSA, and whose article is judged as being the best of the year by a panel of peers.   Authors must be a CGSA “Superintendent” or “Assistant Superintendent” member. Articles are accepted for publication in GreenMaster up to and including the Spring issue and must be original articles not previously published.  The recipient of this award receives a $500 monetary award from Toro, an All Access conference registration and is presented with a plaque at The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference awards ceremony.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Micucci.

CGSA 2018 AWARDS NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSION

CGSA/BAYER SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Dean Baker, CGCS, Superintendent of the Burlington Golf & Country Club is the 2018 winner! To read more on Dean, please click here.

       
NOMINATE A DISTINGUISHED SUPERINTENDENT TODAY

      

 
The CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) Award recognizes a member of the CGSA who has held the position of golf course superintendent for a minimum of five years and who has distinguished her or himself through dedication to the profession, performance as a golf course superintendent and contributions to their profession and their community.  Canada’s seven regional superintendent associations are eligible to nominate candidates for this annual award and the selection of the award recipient is made by a panel of five distinguished current or former superintendents who have received the award in the past or who have served the CGSA in the capacity of President.

The deadline to submit a nomination for the CGSA Bayer Superintendent of the Year Award is: June 30th.

For a copy of the criteria and nomination form, please click here or contact Lori Micucci, ext. 27 or by e-mail at: lmicucci [at] golfsupers [dot] com.

This award is sponsored by Bayer.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING CGSA 2017 Award winners:

  • Greg Holden from Manitoba is the CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year Award winner - Sponsored by Bayer
  • Barry Cochrane from Alberta is the CGSA John B. Steel Award winner
  • Marco China from Toronto is the CGSA/Toro Future Superintendent of the Year Award winner - Sponsored by Toro
  • Dean Piller, AGS from British Columbia is the CGSA Gordon Witteveen Award winner -  Dean receives a cash award of $500 generously donated from the Toro Company
  • Brian Youell, MS, AGS from British Columbia is the New CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental Achievement Award winner - Sponsored by Rain Bird
  • T-Jay Creamer, from British Columbia is the New CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the year – Sponsored by Toro
  • Merv Lovie, from Alberta is the CGSA Equipment Technician of the year
  • CGSA Student Scholarship Award Winners:
    • #1 Denver Hart – from University of Guelph receive a $1,500 scholarship;
    • #2 Carter Lintott – from University of Guelph receive a $1,000 scholarship;
    • #3 Zachary Bishop -  from Olds College receive a $500 scholarship.

Photos from the Awards Ceremony

Top Left - Past President James Beebe presenting  Top Right - President Jim Flett, AGS
Barry Cochrane with his John B. Steel                      presenting Greg Holden with the                    Award/Sculpture                                                        CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year                                                                                                        Award

Photo 3 - President Jim Flett, AGS presenting          Photo 4 - Fred Sherman from Rain Bird  
Merv Lovie with his CGSA Equipment Technician    presenting Brian Youell, MS, AGS with his
of the Year Award                                                     CGSA/Rain Bird Environmental                                                                                                                        Achievement Award 
 

Top Photo:Tony Ferguson from The Toro Company presenting T-Jay Creamer with the 1st CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award

Bottom Left - Brian Dawson from Toro presenting     Bottom Right - Jeff Clarke from Toro 
Marco China with the CGSA/Toro Future                   presenting Dean Piller, AGS with the   Superintendent of the Year Award                              Gordon Witteveen Award and cheque from                                                                                                      Toro for $500

 

 

 

Thank you to our 2017 Award Sponsors: