2017 News Releases


GCSAA welcomes Bayer Environmental Science as presenting sponsor for Can Am Cup golf event

Canada and U.S. golf course superintendents face off in October at two top New Jersey clubs

Lawrence, Kan. (June 13, 2017) – Bayer Environmental Science will be the presenting sponsor of the Can Am Cup, the upcoming Canada versus United States golf competition between golf course superintendents. The point-quota competition will be held in New Jersey, Oct. 22-24, at two championship golf clubs: Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield and Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit.

“Bayer Environmental Science has a long history of supporting superintendents in the global market with innovative turf and ornamental solutions,” said Colin White, marketing manager, Bayer Environmental Science (Canada). “Bayer Canada and Bayer US are proud to come together to support this event that will build camaraderie for everyone involved in this first Can Am Cup.”

Registration will open online at 1 p.m. (Eastern), June 20, for members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA). Look for more information at www.thecanamcup.com. Space is limited and will be capped at 240 players. The participants, who will be paired according to USGA or Golf Canada official handicaps, will enjoy two rounds of golf and have the opportunity to earn education points.

 “We are thrilled to have the support of Bayer Environmental Science at the Can Am Cup, where we will bring together golf course superintendents from the national associations of these two countries in the spirit of fun and unity,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of GCSAA. “We also thank Baltusrol Golf Club and Canoe Brook Country Club for their support.”

“For our first event joining Canada and the United States in competition, the support of Bayer Environmental Science is a huge benefit to all participants and will ensure the Can Am Cup provides everyone with a world-class event,” said Jim Flett, CGSA president. “We look forward to all of the experiences available for Can Am Cup registrants.”

About GCSAA and the EIFG

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org. or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About CGSA
In 1966, Canadian superintendents organized themselves to form the Canadian Golf

Superintendents Association. Now with more than 1,000 members, it is a national organization dedicated to promoting and supporting golf course superintendents and turfgrass specialists in Canada. CGSA hosts the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference each year, helps sponsor research projects through its participation in the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation and produces several publications, including its official national publication, GreenMaster.

The association is an active participant, along with five other national golf associations, in the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA).

About Bayer: Science for a Better Life

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2016, the Group employed around 115,200 people and had sales of EUR 46.8 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.7 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on Oct. 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.