David MacIntyre, equipment technician for the Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver, B.C. has been named the 2011 winner of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association Equipment Technician of the Year Award recipient.
The award, sponsored by John Deere Golf, is presented annually to the technician whose nomination is judged to be the best example of an individual who exhibits professionalism, innovation and a team approach to make a significant contribution to their golf facility and the golf community.
The CGSA has also announced that Graeme Douglas, manager of golf and hotel facilities at the St. Eugene Golf and Casino Resort in Cranbrook, B.C., has been named the winner of the 2011 CGSA Environmental Achievement Award.
Sponsored by Club Car, the award is given annually to the superintendent whose submission is judged to be the best example of an activity, project or management approach that improves the sustainability of the golf facility.
Consideration is given to initiatives that demonstrate the potential for ongoing benefits, the capture of measurable results and the feasibility of the initiative being applied to other facilities.
In other news, the CGSA and BASF have announced a new partnership that will see BASF become a corporate sponsor of the 2012 Social Hour at the Canadian International Turfgrass Trade Show in Calgary on Feb. 8.
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