Canadian and U.S. golf course superintendents face off in October at two top New Jersey clubs
Lawrence, Kan. (June 20, 2017) – Registration is now open (June 20) for golf course superintendents from Canada and the United States who want to compete in the Can Am Cup. 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 is the presenting sponsor of the event.
“We are thrilled to offer this first Can Am Cup competition, 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 appreciate the support of many of our loyal business partners, and we also thank everyone at Baltusrol Golf Club and Canoe Brook Country Club for their support.”
Registration opened online at 1 p.m. (Eastern) for members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA). For more information and to register, visit www.thecanamcup.com. The $525 USD cost covers two rounds of golf and many extras.
Space is limited and will be capped at 120 players from each country. Participants will be paired according to USGA or Golf Canada official handicaps and will enjoy two rounds of golf and have the opportunity to earn continuing education points on Monday and Tuesday before play.
“This is our first event joining superintendents from both Canada and the United States in competition. There is excitement to participate from those on both sides of the border,” said Jim Flett, AGS, 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.
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). The association is an active participant, along with five other national golf associations, in the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA). Visit www.golfsupers.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.