October 2012

October 5, 2012

Our next big event will be the Fall Windup and Annual General Meeting November 6th at the Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon, SK. The cost will be $50.00 which includes the Seminar, Continental Breakfast and the Banquet.

September 2012

September 1, 2012

The 2012 Research Tournament is now in the books, and we can say it was successful in terms of entries, weather, and excellent course condition. The Valley Park Golf course treated us great. Food and service was excellent. All in all, everyone had a good time.

August 2012

August 7, 2012

Just one week until the Research Tournament at Valley Regional Park Golf Course in Rosthern. To date, I have 2 entries, and that I think is terrible. Help us support turfgrass research in our province by faxing me your entry form as soon as you can. I can’t afford to lose more hair worrying about a poor turnout. My fax number is 244-0513.

July 2012

July 7, 2012

We sure aren’t having a lot of luck with whats supposed to be our Annual Summer Field Day at the Willows here in Saskatoon. Like last year, we were rained and blown out by a vicious storm that came through our province. It wasn’t a nice day, that’s for sure. I felt particularly sorry for the people who came long distances to be here. From Yorkton, Nipawin, Swift Current, Regina, they arrived looking to try out new equipment, view new products on the market, and have a friendly game of golf.

June 2012

June 3, 2012

Make sure you register for the 2nd Annual STA Summer Field Day. Wednesday June 27th, 2012 is the day at the Willows Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon. Registration is at 8:00 am. The tradeshow on the driving range will start at 8:30 am and continue to 11:00 am. We’ll have lunch at 11:00 am and golf at noon. It will be a shot gun start.

May 2012

May 1, 2012

They say spring is here but with the cool winds and in some cases snow you’d have a good argument with “whoever said that is nuts”. Most courses have opened with very little play so far. Some wintered well and others not so well. Poa annua especially on some older courses took a big hit. It will come back but we need some warmer weather to get things going. Your fairways can take a hit and also your tees but golfers get antsy when greens aren’t very good. One thing is certain, greens will improve a lot faster than the golfers playing ability.

April 2012

April 9, 2012

After returning home from a wonderful holiday in Palm Springs I got kicked in the butt big time. After not being able to see and losing 20 lbs in a little over two weeks and feeling like I’d been hit by a truck, I had a visit with my doctor. After tests I found I had diabetes. It is controlled by medication and I feel better now. One thing for sure is this disease sure changes your life style, particularly your eating habits.

March 2012

March 9, 2012

Just returned from Palm Springs after a wonderful visit with Peter and Sherril Semko. They are wonderful hosts, the weather was excellent. The Semkos were the proud owners of the Greenbryre Country Club in Saskatoon and Peter Semko is an Honourary Life Member of the STA.

February 2012

February 6, 2012

After a nice Christmas with my daughter in North Carolina, and beautiful warm weather, it was on to Florida for nicer weather and some real rest and relaxation. The US economy isn’t that good, so there was a distinct lack of tourists at least where we were. It has been this way for the past three years and shows no sign of letting up.

January 2012

January 3, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season, with lots of presents, good food, and lots of family around. Most of your homes were probably a beehive of activity over the Christmas season. At this time of year there isn’t much happening in the turfgrass business. With no news to this point, there isn’t any complaints about the condition of golf courses.

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.

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