April 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.

I hope everyone has recharged over the winter and is ready for another busy season.  Golf certainly seems to have been rejuvenated by Covid and I see the trend continuing in the short term at least.

The board has been trying to plan an equipment Field Day with golf in the 3rd week of June, but with little to no equipment available, we have decided to host an educational field day instead.  The location and date will be announced soon.

Our annual Don Campbell Research Tournament will be held in mid-August.  We are looking at suitable locations in the southern half of the province, and hopefully details will be available in the next newsletter.

We are always looking for ideas for speakers and topics at our Fall Wind Up and education sessions.  Please do not hesitate to bring forth ideas to myself, Kim or any of the Board members.  As well, I am always looking for articles for the newsletters, so feel free to send me interesting informative articles or write your own article based on your experiences.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at one of our get-togethers this summer and hope spring arrives for good sooner than later.  Wishing everyone a good opening with great conditions.

-  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.