CGSA Announces Gordon Witteveen Winner for 2011

T12.02.09-Jamie DowtonJamie Dowton Until Recently Was Superintendent At Sawmill Creek In Ontariohe Gordon Witteveen Award is presented annually by the CGSA to the superintendent or assistant superintendent who is judged by a panel of peers to have authored the best article for publication in the CGSA GreenMaster magazine during the past year.

The 2011 recipient is Jamie Downton, AGS, for his article entitled “Sharpening your Management Skills”.

Jamie is the Superintendent at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa in Camlachie, Ontario. He is a three year member of the CGSA and received his AGS designation in 2010. As well as receiving the Gordon Witteveen Award plaque, Mr. Downton will also receive a cash award of $500 from the Toro Corporation.

Jamie will join the rest of our award winners at the CGSA Awards Luncheon on Tuesday February 7, 2012 as part of the Canadian International Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show in Calgary, Alberta.

The CGSA represents golf course superintendents, assistant superintendents, equipment technicians and others involved in golf course management from across Canada. CGSA was founded in 1966 and currently has approximately 1500 members. The CGSA mission is to promote excellence in golf course management and environmental responsibility through the continuing, professional development of its members.

For further information, please contact:

Ken Cousineau, CAE
Executive Director
Canadian Golf Superintendents Association
(905) 602-8873 ext. 222