BCGSA Report Summer 2013

12.11.03-BCGSA.Logo.NEWBy Dean Piller

There is a lot to be excited about with the BCGSA as we enter June and our busy summer months.  In particular, plans are being finalized for this year’s BCGSA Exchange tournament at the beautiful Sun Peaks Golf Resort.  Host Superintendent Keith Lyall and the Sun Peaks staff have been exceptional in helping us with the plans for this event in what is shaping up to be a great two day opportunity for networking and information exchange. 

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BCGSA President's Report Winter 2014

12.11.03-BCGSA.Logo.NEWJanuary 15, 2014

By Dean Piller

The Canadian International Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show is just around the corner in February.  Co-hosted by the CGSA and WCTA, I am excited that such a marquee event is coming to our province this year.  When I reflect on some of the correspondence and discussion that has occurred in the past year with the CGSA, WCTA and BCGSA, there are many things that occurred during the year that have me very excited about working together in the future. 

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BCGSA 2013 Exchange Tournament Sun Peaks Resort Aug 10-12 - Event Itinerary

12.11.03-BCGSA.Logo.NEWThe BC Golf Superintendents Association annual golf and education event is coming up fast.  The 'Exchange Tournament' as it's known, takes place August 10-12 at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, BC.  The 2 day event kicks off on Sunday, August 11th with a Superintendent speaker panel followed by an afternoon equipment showcase/demos and a nine-hole golf outing.  There will of course be a Sunday evening social gathering with the main event, the 18-hole golf tournament, to be held Monday August 12th.

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AGA-BC State of the Game Symposium Wrap-Up

13.02.10-AGA-BC1by Alfie Lau

The message was clear at the AGA-BC symposium at the University Golf Club on March 25: work smarter, provide better value and create your own brand.

As the golf industry tries to work its way through a world of declining rounds, declining yields and increased costs, it would seem there's little room for optimism.  But listen to speakers like Jim McLaughlin, Ian Robertson, Andy Hedley and Jim Lee and you get the sense that there is room for growth and profits, provided you work smarter and roll with the times.

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