August 2011

August 7, 2011

The 2011 S.T.A Research Tournament is three weeks away. Make sure you mark August 21st (Skins) and August 22nd on your calendar. Help us promote Turfgrass Research in our province. Another plus is the exchange of ideas with your colleagues. Richard Berk at Elmwood and Doug Leavins at Chinook will have their golf courses in prime shape for the events.

July 2011

July 5, 2011

Our next big event will be the 2011 S.T.A Research Tournament held this year in Swift Current. With this newsletter you will find an entry form. Put a team together and fax it to me as soon as you can. We need your entry to raise much needed funds for Turfgrass Research.

June 2011

June 1, 2011

Summer is supposed to be here but the weather does not want to cooperate. It’s been cool here but in the south they are receiving something they don’t need—rain. The ground in southern areas must be saturated and there are a number of southern golf courses that aren’t fully playable. Some courses still have some flood problems.

May 2011

May 2, 2011

A lot of golf courses in our province are having water problems. While some are completely closed, others are only playing nine holes. Courses in Saskatoon opened on Good Friday and from what I’ve seen, are in excellent shape. Greens, tees, and fairways at my old club are awesome.

April 2011

April 9, 2011

I’m sure everyone is tired of our rotten weather and are anxious for spring, particularly with the warmer temperatures in April. I’m sure some people are very concerned that there will be an abundance of water, delaying the opening of golf courses and parks. The ground saturated by last summer’s rains won’t help either.

March 2011

March 1, 2011

It’s been a long winter and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to spring. One thing is sure however, we will have lots of water around. Some golf courses will have too much, which will delay this spring.

January 2011

January 3, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Christmas with lots of presents and especially good cheer. All the best to everyone in 2011 and especially good health. I hope we have a better summer than last year, with great conditions and lots of golfers.

December 2010

December 4, 2010

Thank you to everyone who has helped STA whether be hosting a field day or year-end tournament or your attendance at a seminar or meeting. You are showing support for our Association and our industry.

November 2010

November 8, 2010

The end of the season and time to sit back and reflect on a challenging year for golf courses and parks. It is also time to prepare for our Fall Wind-Up and Annual General Meeting, November 23rd at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. An agenda of the events for the day will appear with this newsletter. Your attendance at this event will benefit your golf club and you could do well to bring your Manager or Greens Chairman or President along.

October 2010

October 10, 2010

The highlight for the month of September for one, at least, was the inaugural induction ceremony for the Saskatchewan Golf Hall of Fame. The STA was a big part of this event. I would like to thank the golf courses who sponsored various tees for the golf tournament. Your participation was appreciated. Peter Semko, an STA honourary life member was inducted this first year.

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.

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