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Message from your President

The 2024 season is well underway and has been a relatively decent start as far as weather is concerned. The warm winter, with an above average March, rainy and cool April, and a mild May has made for a good start for the turf. Most of our focus through the late part of the winter is filling all vacancies in the department. I hope everyone had success hiring for these positions, and that you have a smooth season ahead. 

Our membership consists of golf course superintendents, assistant superintendents, students, educators, golf course suppliers, owners, and architects.

The OGSA was formed in 1924 to benefit superintendents in Ontario by providing its membership with:

    • Industry news & up-to-date information on navigating the challenges facing golf course personnel
    • Formal education opportunities & resources
    • Networking opportunities & resources to stay connected
    • Recognition for their efforts & accomplishments in turfgrass management
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The OGSA's dedicated Board of Directors, comprised of Class A Golf Course Superintendents. The Board accomplishes its goals through several services and initiatives:

Participate in several board meetings a year to review the OGSA's quarterly financial reports, and to discuss and act upon industry needs. 

  • Act as liaisons on several industry committees
  • Participate on internal planning committees like the annual Ontario Golf Course Management Conference committee & the Golf Events Committee.
  • Oversee the successful completion of our quarterly trade magazine, ONCourse (published in March, June, August, & November) 
  • Ensure the weekly e-newsletter, Clippings, includes relevant information for members
  • Ensure the job board remains available to the entire industry 

Active Internal Committees

  • Governance Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Scholarship & Awards Committee
  • Conference Planning Committee
  • Golf Tournaments Committee
  • Membership Outreach Committee
  • Best Management Practices Committee
  • ONCourse

Liaisons for:

  • IPM
  • OTRF
  • We Are Golf
  • Water Management

Executive Committee

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    Ian McQueen


    Tel: (416) 231-3393
    St. George’s Golf & Country Club

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    Kevin Collier

    Vice President

    Tel: (519) 657-4153
    RiverBend Golf Community

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    Andrew Nieder


    Tel: (705) 789-7113 x 4339
    Deerhurst Resort

  • Courtney White1

    Courtney White

    Executive Manager, OGSA

    Tel: (226) 770-5303

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    Owen Russell

    Immediate Past President

    Tel: (905) 625-2062
    Markland Wood Golf Club


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    Paul Snider


    Tel: (705) 446-5404
    Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club

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    Brad Hutchinson


    Tel: (705) 924-2569 
    Warkworth Golf Club 

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    Ryan L. Scott

    Director, Past President

    Tel: (905) 845-8321 x 44
    Oakville Golf Club

  • Greg Brown

    Greg Brown


    Tel: 1 (519) 354-4715
    Maple City Country Club

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    Jason Crawford


    Tel: (905) 417-2300 x 1001
    Eagles Nest Golf Club