April 2021

Although over most of the province golf courses opened a bit earlier than the average starting dates, but it has been a typical Saskatchewan spring.  Some courses opened around April 9 for a couple of days then Mother Nature essentially shut things down with snow in the south and cold weather over most of the province.  As I write this it is 4°, 30-50kmh winds with intermittent light flurries after being sunny, 20° and a packed golf course 2 days ago.

By all accounts I’ve heard that most golf courses survived the winter in good condition and with some favourable late April/early May weather we should be off to a great start to the season.

It was great to see tee time intervals reduced from 10 to 8 minutes, tournaments allowed as well as shotgun starts.

With COVID restrictions we are not planning to host an Equipment Field Day this summer, but the Board is looking at options for the Don Campbell Research Tournament. Things we are considering are format (ie shotgun or tee times), can there be a food element involved, location, and date.  We will keep you informed.

Wishing everyone success in their openings and hopefully see you at the Research Tournament!

-  Doug

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  • 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.