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  • The CGSA and Bayer are pleased to announce Mr. Douglas Campbell, Accredited Golf Superintendent (AGS) from the Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as the CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year for 2016.

     The CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year award was established in 1981 and recognizes a member of the CGSA who has held the position of golf course superintendent for a minimum of five years and who has distinguished her or himself through their dedication to the profession, performance as a golf course superintendent and contributions to golf course management industry and community. Canada's seven regional superintendent associations are eligible to nominate candidates for this annual award. 

     Mr. Campbell will receive the CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year award at the 2017 CGSA Awards Luncheon in Victoria on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 as part of The Canadian Golf Course Management Conference.

     "Doug Campbell is a terrific Golf Course Superintendent and truly one of the great people in our profession.  Having the privilege to reach out and inform Doug that he is the 2016 CGSA / Bayer Superintendent of the Year was a special honour for me as Doug was my first boss and mentor in the golf industry".

     -       James Beebe CGSA President

     "Bayer is extremely pleased to once again partner with the CGSA in recognizing excellence within the golf course superintendent community in Canada. We look forward to interacting with Doug at a number of Bayer and CGSA events over the next year".

     -       Will MacMurdo Director, Bayer Environmental Science

     As the CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year winner, Doug will receive the following: 

    • Registration in the 2016 Fall Field Day in Ile Bizard, Quebec, including the 9-hole tournament on Monday October 3rd and all travel and hotel costs;
    • Doug and his companion will receive an "All-Inclusive" registration to the 2017 Canadian Golf Course Management Conference in Victoria, British Columbia from February 27- March 3, 2017, 4 nights' accommodation and transportation costs;
    • Participation in the Bayer Distributor Meeting;
    • Participation on the Bayer Customer Advisory Council;
    • A trip for two to the Bayer research facility and to the North Carolina State University research centre with accommodation and golf at the famous Pinehurst Resort, and;
    • A site visit from a Bayer specialist to discuss Doug's needs to design a $10,000 complimentary plant protection package for the golf course. 

    Doug has been a CGSA member since 1984 and holds the Association's Accredited Golf Superintendent designation. He was born and raised in Saskatoon, and began working at Riverside at only 14 years old alongside his father Don Campbell.  Don was CGSA's 2004 John B. Steel recipient and a longtime member who passed away earlier this year.

    After many years being a part of the club, Doug was promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent in 1982. In 1985 Doug advanced to become the Superintendent, a position he has held for over 30 years and he carries on the dedication to excellence in golf course management that his father started.

    During this period he has hosted the Canadian Men's Amateur, Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur, Canadian Women's Amateur and the Canadian Junior Men's Amateur tournaments.  As well, Doug hosted the 2004 CGSA Fall Field Day.

    He has served on the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Turfgrass Association for over 30 years, and is the provincial representative on the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation (CTRF).

    Congratulations to Douglas Campbell, AGS on being named CGSA/Bayer Superintendent of the Year for 2016.

    James Beebe                                           Will MacMurdo

    CGSA President                                      Director, Bayer Environmental Science 

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    The CGSA represents golf course superintendents from across Canada. Its mission is to promote and support superintendents and their profession. The association is also committed to environmentally sustainable practices with respect to the management of golf course properties.

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