June 2006

June 7, 2006

Thanks to Howard Fox of the Crystal Lake Golf Club for letting me know that Saskatchewan has updated it’s pruning ban in stopping the spread of Dutch Elm Disease. The ban is now from April 1st to August 31st unless a formal authorization has been obtained.

May 2006

May 4, 2006

Latest injury report: My wife has gone to Vancouver for two weeks which means my legs are getting better or (and more likely) I’m a big pain in the butt and she needs a break. I hope she has fun!

April 2006

April 14, 2006

My Injuries from a fall this winter are slowly healing and I can now move around and walk unaided.  Although rehabilitation will last another 9 months, there is improvement and it feels good to be mobile again.

March 2006

March 3, 2006

It hasn’t been a very good winter for me. In early December I fell in my driveway while pushing snow and severely injured my legs. In short, I snapped the quadricep muscles in each leg. After surgery on both legs, I spent six weeks in leg casts called “Zimmers”. I had a long hospital stay before coming home to learn to walk again. It’s coming but has been a long and painful haul.

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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.