BCGSA Exchange Tournament Hits New Heights
This year's BC Golf Superintendent Association annual golf outing and networking opportunity was literally taken to new heights. Host of the event, Sun Peaks Resort just north of Kamloops, BC, is the highest elevation golf course in the province and is home to the Sun Peaks Ski Area and famous Canadian olympic champion skier, Nancy Greene.
Over 80 golf course management professionals and the supplying industry supported the event hosted by superintendent and WCTA President, Keith Lyall.
Day 1 began with a wide ranging superintentendent panel discussion. 3 hours was spent reviewing everything from aeration practices to crew scheduling, fertility, heights of cut and pest management strategies with panel members sharing their experiences while solicting the audience for feedback.
Next was a a first ever equipment showcase on the golf course that included a variety of stops setup around the course including:
A fun, 9 hole mini-scramble tournament was held that afternoon after the equipment demos with host superintendent Keith Lyall's group taking top prize with a score of 29! (7 under).
Day 2 kicked off with a BCGSA general member meeting followed by the main event, an 18-hole 3 person team scramble.
After the meeting, participants moved onto the golf course for the 18-hole, 3 person team scramble event. What's amazing about the mountains is how fast and dramatically the weather can change. The day started with this:
Back to this:
End result of the tournament, well, not many groups were able to finish their round. A few brave souls stayed the course including the winning group at 11 under par, Rex Skarbo, Chelsey Eriksson and Jerry Rousseau.
As always, the BCGSA did a great job organizing the event and participants were very pleased. Sun Peaks Resort provided the beauty, hospitality and great service making this one of the best Exchange Tournament's ever held. See you next year on Vancouver Island!