November 2022

November 28, 2022

After one of the nicest falls for golf and putting our courses to bed for the winter, it looks like winter is here to stay.

Despite poor travelling conditions, it was great to see so many people at the Fall Wind Up. We had great feedback on the quality of te talks, and as per usual, the networking was excellent. It’s always great to catch up after a long season.

With rising costs, we had to increase the registration fee to $125, which I feel is still a bargain to be able to obtain 5 CEC’s towards renewing your pesticide license. Thanks go to Kim for putting together the Zoom opportunity at the last minute. We had 17 extra people take part via Zoom due to the poor weather conditions.

September 2022

September 15, 2022

September has been a beautiful month, weather-wise, with sunny above normal temps and as I write this on Sept 29 it is a sunny 28°. Although the leaves are changing colours, most remain on the trees providing excellent golf conditions.

August 2022

August 23, 2022

Here we are in the dog days of August.  It’s been a long grind, we are starting to lose daylight, we are losing patience with the golfers and the summer staff who are all leaving to go back to school over the next 2 weeks.  September and early October is my favourite time of the golf season, with cooler nights, pleasant temperatures with usually ideal turf conditions and contrast with changing colours.

July 2022

July 20, 2022

From all reports I hear around the province, golf courses seem to be all recording above average rounds of golf.  As I was getting ready for work this morning I noticed how much darker it’s getting, then I realized there’s under 100 days of golf left in the season.  Thank Goodness!

June 2022

June 15, 2022

Well, it has finally warmed up and the grass is  growing.  After a cool start to June, we are having good amounts of rain, with some areas receiving a lot of rain.  Temperatures have come up to normal around the province.

May 2022

May 11, 2022

After a very cool April/early May, things are finally starting to kick in with some above 0 overnight temperatures.  Most courses did not open until the end of April and many opened in May.  At Riverside we opened on May 3 which in the 50 seasons I have worked there was only the 4th time we had a May opening with 1 of them being the 2020 COVID May 15 opening.

April 2022

April 15, 2022

A week ago it looked like spring was here to stay.  As I write this with snow on the ground and –14 overnight tonight it’s now looking like spring opening will be delayed.  Conditions are quite varied in the province, with 2-3” of snow in the north, mostly bare in central Saskatchewan and lots of new snow down in the south east.

November 2021

November 17, 2021

After thinking this was one of the smoothest winter close-ups we have ever had, above 0 temperatures with melting snow and an overnight rain turning into 50-80 kph winds with snow leaves me a bit apprehensive.  Fortunately after checking greens and other surfaces, there appears to be no water or ice anywhere.

October 2021

October 13, 2021

Exactly 6 months from opening, we finally had the first day where the weather stopped play.  With an early start this season and great weather into October, many courses have exceeded last year for rounds of which many set records for rounds played.

September 2021

September 25, 2021

What a great Don Campbell Research Tournament it was.  With 108 participants, Mother Nature cooperating for us, our corporate sponsors and the great facility provided by Kyle and everyone at Jackfish—it was a very successful day.

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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.