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October 2019

Like most of the province, looking out the window to see that blanket of snow makes me realize that winter is on the way and it’s time to start the process of winter preparation.  Hopefully we will still get a couple weeks of decent golf weather or at least for course shutdown.

I attended the Northern Greenkeeper Open last week at Elk Ridge.  60 ish golfers played on a sunny +14° day.  The golf course was in fantastic condition and a great day was had by all.  Thanks go out to Blaine Fagnou and all the Elk Ridge staff for hosting us.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Fall Windup November 5 & 6 at the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club.  We are putting together an informative speaker program starting with Allan Kehler giving a talk/workshop on mental health in the workplace.  We all have dealt with some mental health issues in our lives, whether personally, family, friend, or a person we work with, so it is something that affects us all.  Allan is a well known speaker drawing from his own experiences (professional and personal) with mental illness and addictions.

Jason Pick, the Executive Director of the Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation will also be speaking on Evaluating Toxicity, Human Health and Safety, as well as giving us an update on the ATRF/PTRC turf research.

I hope everyone can make it to the Fall Windup and that the weather co-operates to insure a successful fall closure of golf courses and sports fields.   

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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.