March 2021

  • April 22, 2021
  • Written by STA Admin

After a long winter with much of our time spent indoors, it’s great to see the start of spring with warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

I hope everyone has had some much deserved down-time and maybe had a chance to take in some of the educational opportunities that were available.  Thank you to Brett Young, Syngenta, and Target Specialty Products who have offered webinars that have been worth many CEU points.

Although it’s not quite the same as being there, the CGSA virtual conference was very well done with a trade show, educational talks and networking opportunities available.

The Allied Golf in Saskatchewan Association, led by Kevin O’Donovan, are planning to meet with the Business Response Team at the Government of Saskatchewan before the upcoming season to discuss Golf Guidelines such as touch points (flagsticks, ball washers, rakes), tournaments/shot gun starts, tee time intervals as well as discussing consistencies of guidelines with other activities and businesses.

There have been some changes at some golf courses over the winter, with new superintendents at 5 courses: Royal Regina-Lance Wakefield, Aspen Links-Gord Moore, Silverwood (Saskatoon)-Guy Beatty, Nipawin Evergreen-Steve Percy, Carleton Trail-Brian Oates.

2020 was one of the busiest golf seasons in history. I’m guessing 2021 will be just as busy until COVID is under control and we are all vaccinated. I hope everyone, their families, coworkers and friends have all stayed safe and healthy. I am looking forward to the upcoming season and wish good luck to everyone with start-up!

-  Doug

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