November 2013

November 14, 2013

Most golf courses are busy putting their golf courses to bed for the winter.  This is a very important exercise and also difficult because almost all superintendents are short-staffed.  Also, it’s time to prepare you equipment for the winter by winterizing it and cleaning it up.  No doubt most of the smaller clubs have already sent their reels and bed knives in to get serviced and sharpened.

October 2013

October 7, 2013

The STA’s next event will be the Fall Wind Up and Annual General Meeting on Tuesday November 6th at the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club here in Saskatoon.  We have a very interesting seminar in the morning that will have everyone’s attention.  You will hear more from me in mid-month with an agenda and the bio of the speaker.  Record this date on your calendar.  Make every effort to attend.

September 2013

September 8, 2013

The 2013 Research Tournament held at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton was successful despite the disappointing entry. The Deer Park Golf Course staff treated us very well and deserve a huge thank you for their kindness. Leo Skaluba looked after all our needs and contributed to the event. Everyone who attended commented on not only the fine facility, but the fine condition of the golf course. All had a good time and lots of fun.

August 2013

August 6, 2013

As I start to write this Newsletter, we haven’t received one entry for the Research Tournament to be held in Yorkton at Deer Park Golf Course, Monday August 19th at 8:30 am.  The skins game—separate from the Research Tournament will be August 18 at 3:00 pm.  Register in advance by calling Deer Park Pro Shop at 306-786-1711.

July 2013

July 11, 2013

The STA is holding it’s Annual Research Golf Tournament at Deer Park Municipal Golf Course in Yorkton, on Monday August 19th, starting with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. On Sunday, there will be a skins game starting at 3:00 pm.  The players in this event are responsible for their own green fees, carts, and food.

June 2013

June 8, 2013

Early June and we finally have some good weather. Golf courses and parks are busy, which will make a lot of the management happy. From what I hear, every venue is in good condition which makes the Turf Management happy and their jobs much easier.

May 2013

May 2, 2013

What a rotten spring for golf courses, parks, superintendents, our commercial friends. As I write this it’s snowing and cold. The snow hasn’t left us by a long shot and is slowing all spring work. I imagine it’s taking its toll on summer help who are itching to get that first pay cheque.

April 2013

April 1, 2013

Just returned from six weeks in North Carolina and Florida, where it was cold, windy and wet. Despite this, we had a few nice days where temperatures reached about 25 degrees C. We were home one day when Mrs. Campbell came down with a horrendous cold. It was so bad she had to share it with me. We were flat out for over a week.

March 2013

March 4, 2013

By the time you receive this Newsletter, the end of this snowy winter will be in sight. There is certainly a lot of snow and if we get a quick melt we are almost guaranteed to have some flooding. To be prepared I would have some pumps on hand to remove excess water.

February 2013

February 7, 2013

Outside of a few days in January, it has been cold cold cold. The only thing that kept me going is lunch’s and suppers at Golf Clubs and thinking how nice Florida and North Carolina are going to be. We’ll see golf courses, 1/2 dozen ball games, buy sun tan lotion and think of everyone back in Saskatchewan.

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.