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  • The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and Bayer have announced a new Sponsorship arrangement that will provide golf course turf managers across the country with greater program access, influence in product development, new information resources, educational opportunities and recognition for the golf course management profession.  Starting immediately, Bayer will provide support and funding for a variety of initiatives aimed at assisting the members of the CGSA in maintaining their occupational requirements and ensuring that the industry is cognizant of the value of these professionals to the turf management industry and the business of golf.


    William McMurdo, Director of Bayer Environmental for Canada referred to today's announcement as a "huge step forward for Bayer in partnering with the CGSA to help both our businesses reach its goals in the golf sector."


    "Providing the right mix of products, advice, direction and research for each CGSA member superintendent, a mix that meets the needs of that individual at their specific facility is what we are trying to achieve.  Working with the CGSA provides access to talented professionals from across the country and gives Bayer assurance that we are getting the best superintendents available to the Canadian market to provide us with advice and assistance.  In return, we are supporting the CGSA, their professional resource and the individual facility achieve their objectives."


    Christian Pilon, MS, President, CGSA enthusiastically welcomed the Bayer / CGSA partnership announcement.  The package continues Bayer support for the annual CITCTS Awards Luncheon, trade show, industry education presentations and Fall Field Day while adding additional membership and CITCTS support through a subsidy program, and support for GreenMaster magazine and, and sponsorship of the Superintendent of the Year award.


    "CGSA is very excited about the enhanced relationship that we will have with Bayer moving forward.  Bayer has been a long-time partner of the CGSA and has made it possible for the association to recognize its high achievers at its annual Awards Luncheon and, in doing so, to help in the efforts of the CGSA to have the golf industry recognize the value of the profession to the business and to the success of individual facilities."


    The sponsorship arrangement is for five years.


    Bayer Environmental Science is dedicated to the research, development and marketing of plant protection products for the golf course, professional turf management, ornamental, and pest management industries. Bayer Environmental Science is a business unit of Bayer CropScience, one of the three pillars of Bayer AG. 


    CGSA represents superintendents, assistant superintendents, equipment technicians and other industry professionals involved in the business of golf course management.  Our vision is to be essential to success in the golf course management profession and our mission is to promote and support the Canadian golf course management profession.  We achieve our mission and vision through leadership initiatives, membership initiatives and programs and services delivered to both the member and the golf facility.



    For further information please contact:


    Ken Cousineau, CAE    Colin White

    Executive Director         Marketing Manager Golf

    CGSA                          Bayer Environmental Science

    416-626-8873 ext. 222      905-592-1884


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