New Chair of the CTRF
June 28, 2017
For immediate release:
The Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation (CTRF) is pleased to announce that Paul Schofield, representative for Golf Canada, has been elected CTRF Chair by the Board of Directors for the 2017/2018 term.
Schofield replaces Christian Pilon, Canadian Golf Superintendent Association representative, who sat for three consecutive terms, steering the foundation through a time when needs for specific turf research increased while fund raising became more challenging. Pilon also oversaw the nearly year-long process of transferring the CTRF’s administrative services from the CGSA to the Western Canada Turfgrass Association.
As Chair, Schofield heads a federation of organizations from across Canada who are committed to funding research that assists turf production, golf and sportsfield turf management. Member groups / representatives include:
Alberta Turf Research Foundation Travis Unger
Atlantic Turf Research Foundation position open
Canadian Golf Superintendents Association 2 positions open
Golf Canada Paul Schofield
Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation Mike Van Beek
Manitoba Turfgrass Research Foundation David Linstead
Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association Doug Campbell
Quebec Turfgrass Research Foundation Benoit Huot
Western Canada Turfgrass Association Peter Sorokovsky
In addition, an Industry representative will be appointed by the Board of Directors.
About the CTRF
The Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation is a federation of organizations from across Canada that is committed to funding research that assists turf production, golf and sports field turf management.