Jamie Downton, superintendent at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa in Camlachie, Ont., has been named the 2011 recipient of the Gordon Witteveen Award.
The Gordon Witteveen Award is presented annually by the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association to the superintendent who is judged to have authored the best article for publication in the CGSA’s GreenMaster Magazine.
Downton’s article Sharpening Your Management Skills appeared in the January/February issue of GreenMaster.
He will receive the Gordon Witteveen Award plaque and a cash reward of $500 from the Toro Corporation.
Downton will receive the honour at the CGSA Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as part of the Canadian International Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show in Calgary.