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wwgcsa-logoIndian Summer Suuperintendent Honoured; Yaz the dog is a photo finalist; National Show In Vegas Coming Soon

Indian Summer's Ruiz Honored

Justin Ruiz, the superintendent at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia, has been designated as a Master Greenkeeper by The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association.

He is the 59th recipient of the honor worldwide and believed to be the first in the state of Washington.

The certificate is awarded to those who have reached the highest standards of greenkeeping and golf course management. It is gained through both formal and informal training and via a two-part examination.

Be Sure to Vote for Yaz

12.02.10-WWGSA-yaz-dogImage Courtesy WWGSAYaz, a 2-year-old black lab owned by Ty Whitaker, the assistant superintendent at The Golf Club at Echo Falls, graces the month of June in the 2012 Dog Days of Golf calendar put out by the GCSAA.

That automatically makes Yaz a candidate for Lebanon Turf’s Dog of the Year. In voting held at the Golf Industry Show at Las Vegas, the winning dog will be rewarded with $3,000 for the WWGCSA, $500 for Yaz and $500 for the local humane society.

Be sure to stop by Booth No. 900, the Lebanon Turf booth, to vote for Yaz when you’re in Las Vegas.

Golf Industry Show Approaching

Deadlines are nearing to register for the golf portion of the 2012 GCSAA Education Conference and the Golf Industry Show, which will be held Feb. 27–March 2, 2012 in Las Vegas.

The conference and show kicks off Feb. 24–26 in Palm Springs with the popular GCSAA National Championship and Golf Classic tournament. Besides golf, this event is an opportunity to network with your peers, take in an education session, and soak in the beautiful scenery while enjoying the renowned courses. For more information on the tournament, visit

The Education Conference and Golf Industry Show during the week of Feb. 27-March 2 includes some of the most highly acclaimed education in the industry. With more than 600 total hours of education in one place and more than 180,000 net square feet of exhibit space, this is the ideal event to get everything you need for a successful year in one place.

For more information or to register for the conference and show, visit