CGSA Announces 2013 Superintendent Of The Year - Jim McGarvey

12.11.01-CGSA.logo.againThe Canadian Golf Superintendents Assocation Superintendent of the Year award recognizes a member of the CGSA who has held the position of golf course superintendent for a minimum of five years and who has distinguished her or himself through dedication to the profession, performance as a golf course superintendent and contributions to their profession and their community.  Canada’s seven regional superintendent associations are eligible to nominate candidates for this annual award and the selection of the award recipient is made by a panel of five distinguished current or former superintendents who have either received the award in the past or who have served the CGSA in the capacity of President.

The CGSA is pleased to announce Mr. Jim McGarvey, AGS from Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver, British Columbia, as the CGSA Superintendent of the Year for 2013.

13.10.02-Jim.McGarveyJim McGarvey at the 2013 CGSA Fall Field Day in Regina moments after accepting the award for CGSA Superintendent of the Year

Jim has been a CGSA member since 1990 and holds the Association’s Accredited Golf Superintendent (AGS) designation. He has been the Superintendent at Seymour Golf and Country Club since 1990.

Mr. McGarvey’s nomination states, “Jim has served on local, provincial and national boards and committees offering his vision and advice helping steer key initiatives that have improved the golf superintendents’ profession and image.  He is a consummate professional … and considered a role model for present and future superintendents.”

Jim’s career in the turfgrass and golf course management profession has spanned 35 years, 23 of which have been at Seymour.  He has previously been named Superintendent of the Year in British Columbia, has attained his Accredited Golf Superintendent accreditation from the CGSA and is Audubon certified.  Jim has hosted numerous provincial and national events and mentored a significant number of individuals currently working in the turfgrass profession, all of whom comment on the positive role that Jim has played not only with respect to their turf and golf course management knowledge but with respect to their leadership ability, compassion for people and the need to give back more than you take.

Congratulations to Jim McGarvey, AGS on being named CGSA Superintendent of the Year for 2013.