wb staThe Drew Smith member of the year award recognizes the dedication and contribution to the Turfgrass Industry in the Province of Saskatchewan. This award acknowledges the commitment to professionalism in his vocation as a member of the Association. This year's recipient exemplifies the above.

Jason Thorhaug know from a very young age we forever be involved in golf.

In 1999, Jason enrolled in Turf Management at Olds College in Alberta and worked at Innisfail Golf Club for the 2000 season, receiving his diploma in 2001.

Please note the date for the Fall Wind Up and Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club.

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The social will be Tuesday, November 5th at “Sports on Tap” starting at 7:00 pm.

This year we are very fortunate to have one of the most outstanding speakers in our industry. He is a “can’t miss” presenter on many turfgrass topics. An agenda for the 2 days is as follows:

Tuesday, November 5th—7:00 pm - Social Evening at “Sports on Tap” 2606 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon. We supply the food, you buy the drinks. It’s loads of fun.

Wednesday, November 6th—Wind Up and AGM

  • 8:00 am—Registration, continental breakfast
  • 8:30 am—Seminar, Matt Nelson
  • 10:30 am—coffee break
  • 12:30 pm—banquet
  • 1:45 pm—Annual General Meeting
  • 3:00 pm—adjournment

Biography—Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson is co-owner of Majic Valley Bentgrass (a commercial putting green sod farm), international marketing manager for Grigg Brothers Folier Fertilzers, an independent agronomist and golf design consultant, and an executive with Rocky Mountain Golf Services. He has worked in the golf turf industry for 28 years including 12 years as senior agronomist for the USGA Green Section, North West region.

STA Northern Wind-up

September 30, 2013

Tuesday October 8th, 2013

11:00 am at Elk Ridge Resort

Call Pro shop to register: 306-663-4653

Cost: $20 per person

Deer Park Golf Course - Yorkton, SK

Monday, August 19, 2013

Help support turfgrass research in Saskatchewan! Entry Fee $400.00 per team ($100.00 per person) Includes green fee, cart, prizes and banquet.

Skins Game: Sunday Aug 18th, 3:00 p.m.
- Register in advance by calling Pro Shop: 306.786.1711

Can’t attend? Please consider making a donation on behalf of your Club or Company and help to support turfgrass research!

Prizes include Four Person Scramble, Closest to the Pin, and Hole in One.

The second annual STA Summer Field Day was held on June 19th. Attendees met suppliers to find out what was new for 2013 and beyond.

Included in the program: Exhibitors, Demonstrations, Literature, Education.


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About the STA

  • Saskatchewan's Turfgrass Association, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization. The S.T.A. was organized by a group of Turfgrass Professionals which has grown to include people from Parks, Golf Courses, Sod Growers, Cities and Commercial Companies.