Greg Austin New Golf Supers President

CGSA Announces New Board of Directors and a Successful Financial Year

Banff, AB – The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association took place on Wednesday, March 6. There were several elections and CGSA is pleased to announce it’s new board for the 2019-2020 year.

President, Greg P. Austin, Superintendent, Campbell River Golf & Country Club, Campbell River, BC

Vice-President, Darren Kalyniuk, Superintendent, St. Boniface Golf and Country Club, Winnipeg, MB

Alberta Director, Dustin Zdan, AGS, Superintendent, Connaught Golf Club

Saskatchewan Director, Pierre Vezeau, AGS, Superintendent, Cooke Municipal Golf Course

Manitoba Director, Braydon Gilbert, Superintendent, St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg, MB for a one-year term

Ken Bruneski, Superintendent, Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course, Osoyoos, BC was appointed British Columbia Director for a one-year term

Returning Directors are: Kendall Costain, MS, Past-President, Westfield Golf and Country Club, Saint John NB; Atlantic Director, Bradley Allen, Superintendent, Cabot Links, Inverness, NS; Quebec Director, John Scott, AGS, Superintendent, Summerlea Golf & Country Club, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC; and Ontario Director, John McLinden, Superintendent, Ladies Golf Club, Thornhill, ON.

Also during the meeting several reports were presented.

“In terms of financial performance, the CGSA is very pleased to announce a year end audited surplus of $77,552. This positive result not only surpasses our approved budget and improves upon our 2016 – 2017 year end surplus, but is our best financial outcome since 2003. Of particular note, membership increased by 6% and our conference surplus by 16%, which are CGSA’s two largest revenue sources. The results bode well for the CGSA’s ability to effectively serve the best interests of Canadian golf superintendents and related stakeholders in the future.”

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate the CGSA staff team, as well as our membership and sponsors who supported this successful year. It has been a great team effort and I’m proud to have served as CGSA president during the success. We all look forward to continuing the CGSA’s growth in the coming year,” said Kendall Costain, MS, CGSA Past President

About Greg Austin

Austin is the Golf Operations Manager and Superintendent of Campbell River Golf and Country Club. He has been a member of the association since 2003, and has been on the Board of Directors since 2011. During his tenure on the Board of Directors, he has chaired several committees and completed a term as Secretary-Treasurer and was most recently Vice-President. He lives in Campbell River with his wife, Darlene, and has four children and two grandchildren, with two more grand children due to arrive this coming summer.

About CGSA

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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