David Joy will be the keynote speaker when the Canadian International Turfgrass and Trade Show takes place March 7-11 at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre.
Joy, who will speak on Monday, March 9, was born and raised in St. Andrews, Scotland, and is known as the man who plays Tom Morris, a one-man show that premiered during the 1990 British Open. It has since been televised and adapted as a commercial video and distributed under the name, “Keeper of the Greens.”
As a golf historian, Joy is committed to the preservation of St. Andrews and its traditions and is activitely involved in town activities through golf, theatre, the university and the safeguarding of the city,
He is also a playwright who has written and performed in many comedies with his own part-time professional company. He is also the author of “St. Andrews and the Open Championship – the Official History.” As an illustrator, Joy completed over 700 detailed drawings of Open champions and their swings.
Besides offering 36 hours of education programming between Saturday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 11, the trade show will take place on the Tuesday and Wednesday and a silent auction will be held with proceeds going to education programming.
The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association Awards Luncheon will be held on the Monday, when the John B. Steel and Superintendent of the Year awards will be presented, along with other awards.
The Presidents Welcome Reception will also take place on the Monday, followed by other social events throughout the conference and trade show.
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