December 2010

  • December 4, 2010
  • Written by STA Admin

Thank you to everyone who has helped STA whether be hosting a field day or year-end tournament or your attendance at a seminar or meeting. You are showing support for our Association and our industry.

Golf Bumper Stickers

  • When I die, bury me on the golf course so my husband will visit.
  • I won’t say my golf game is bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced.
  • I have spent most of my life golfing...the rest I have just wasted.
  • I am hitting the woods just great...but having a terrible time getting out of them!
  • A golfer’s diet: live on greens as much as possible.
  • My body is here, but my mind has already teed off.
  • May thy ball lie in green pastures and not in still waters.
  • Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe.

Survey Says

Results from 2,000 US golfers who play more than 25 rounds a year, surveyed by Golf magazine:

  • 8% have had sex on the course (figure rises to 18% for low handicappers)
  • 16% have broken a club in anger; 43% have thrown a club
  • 59% have improved their lie when fellow players weren’t looking
  • 37% said if they could ban one thing from the golf course it would be slow players.

Wartime Rules

Temporary Provisions:

  • Players are asked to collect bomb and shell splinters to save causing damage to the mowing machines.
  • In competition, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.
  • The position of known delayed-action bombs are marked by red and white flags placed at a reasonably, but not guaranteed, safe distance.
  • A ball lying in a crater may be lifted and dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.
  • A ball moved by enemy action may be replaced as near as possible to where it lay, or if lost or destroyed a ball may be dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.
  • A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb or shell, or by machine gun fire, may play another ball from the same place.  Penalty: one stroke.
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About Don Campbell

Don CampbellG. N. Don Campbell,
1933 –2016

S.T.A. Executive Director, 'Turf Tips' writer and editor of our 'TURFTALK' newsletter, Don Campbell has been an asset to our industry for decades!
A member in the turfgrass community for more than 57 years, Don started his career at Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon as a caddy, eventually becoming the course Superintendent. He finished his career as the General Manager at the very same course.

In 2004, Don was awarded the CGSA John B. Steel Distinguished Service Award, recognizing his lifetime commitment to turf care.
Don is survived by his wife Marie have three children: Sherril, Glen and Doug. 

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.