TLN: Please start with your bio (current age, place of work & how long, how long in the business, where you live, family, etc):
Keith Lyall: I’m 40 years old, I have been in the golf industry since 1995, but have been in landscape and residential construction since I was 13. Currently employed at Sun Peaks Golf Course where I have been the superintendent since 2005. My Wife, Bobbe and one year-old son, McLean and I live in Sun Peaks, we are both originally from Kamloops. I also have a ten year-old daughter, Ailisa who lives in Calgary.
Read more: TLN Interview With Keith Lyall, 2013 WCTA President
Prepared by Keith Lyall
May 2012, the Special Committee for Cosmetic Pesticides released its report including 17 recommendations, the 16th of which was directed at golf but a few more are directed at applicators and may have an effect on how we purchase and apply plant health products. One important note mentions that the public believes there is a weakness in applicator training; MOE and Industry agreed that education and training could be improved.
Read more: President’s Report – Sept/Oct 2013