BCGSA 2013 Exchange Tournament Sun Peaks Resort Aug 10-12 - Event Itinerary

12.11.03-BCGSA.Logo.NEWThe BC Golf Superintendents Association annual golf and education event is coming up fast.  The 'Exchange Tournament' as it's known, takes place August 10-12 at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, BC.  The 2 day event kicks off on Sunday, August 11th with a Superintendent speaker panel followed by an afternoon equipment showcase/demos and a nine-hole golf outing.  There will of course be a Sunday evening social gathering with the main event, the 18-hole golf tournament, to be held Monday August 12th.

We are pleased to introduce our Superintendent Panel:
Greg Broome -   Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club
Tim Kubash -   Salmon Arm Golf Club  - CGSA Master Superintendent 
Brian Youell -  Uplands Golf Club - CGSA Master Superintendent - CGSA Superintendent of the Year
Jamie Robb - Capilano Golf and Country Club
Greg Kowalski -  Royal Oak Golf Club ________________________________________

Topic Outline:

1.  Golf Course Management Programs for playing surfaces: Tees, Greens, Bunkers and Fairways

1. Cultural Programs
2. Fertility and Pest Management Programs
3. Irrigation Practices and Moisture management Programs
4. HOC and target green speeds.  Grooming Practices
5. Product application methods

2. Budget Development and Management Programs:  Coping with budgets that are being squeezed

1. Creative Scheduling techniques, crew sizes, part time help
2. Equipment Fleet Management

1. Capital turnover program
2. Preventative maintenance program
3. Budget savings through innovation

3. Environmental Management Programs

1. Public Outreach initiatives
2. Pond Management
3. Wildlife Enhancement Programs.  Naturalization programs
4. Budget Savings through Audubon initiatives
5. Composting, Recycling, Innovative ideas

4. Innovation: 
1. What new products and equipment are making a big impact for your club in budget savings, improved playing conditions or time savings.

Please join us for an exceptional educational opportunity as our Superintendent Panel share their knowledge, expertise and experiences with you. Audience interaction through questions to our panel will enhance the success of this event.

Sunday Afternoon Showcase & Equipment Demos

Air 2G: Incredible Machine to Aerate Greens and Tee Boxes
BrettYoung: T.I.P Brush It and Groom It Brushes
Corix Water: Products Product Display
Keso Turf Supplies: Product Display
Oakcreek: Groundsmaster 4500 & Reelmaster 5410
Overton Environmental: Eco Tea Brewer & Demonstration by Dale Overton
PrairieCoast Equipment: Wiedenmann Super 500 leaf and debris vacuum  New John Deere 2020 Progator Ezgo 1200 utility vehicle
Rollins Machinery: Limited Eclipse 322 Diesel Hybrid Greensmower with 15 Bld Reels and Brushes; Eclipse 2 Walker with 15 Bid Reel, Lithium Battery Pack and Brushes; LF 550 4wd Fairway Unit; Tru-Turf Roller; & possibly Eclipse 322 Electric with Lithium Battery Pack
Turf Canada: POGO WiFi Moisture Meter
Western Rootzone:  Western Rootzone will be performing a 3/4" x 12" deep DrillnFill procedure on a practice putting green. Interested individuals will be able to see the DrillnFill remove and replace rootzone with USGA sand, and possibly other rootzone ammendments during the demo. Will answer any and all questions.
Western Turf Farms: Product Display


Sun Peaks offers a one-of-a-kind BC golf vacation opportunity with the greens located at 1,200 metres above sea level, making the Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort British Columbia's highest elevation course.  Surrounded by natural foliage and panoramic mountain views, the challenging 18-hole par 72 Graham Cooke design is centered along the valley floor amongst the three surrounding mountains, Tod, Sundance, and Morrisey. The 6,400 yard course offers risk and reward opportunities intended to appeal to every level of golfer. Bonuses of the higher elevation is that your ball flies longer, plus, the higher mountain air provides for cooler summer days; Sun Peaks is often 10 degrees cooler than Kamloops.

This year’s event, beginning on Saturday, August 10th in the evening with an informal meet and greet opportunity up at Sun Peaks will kick off an outstanding opportunity for our industry and superintendents to network. Our new format, starting on Sunday morning at 9:00 will feature a Superintendent Panel featuring some of our best superintendents from each region in our province. This session, running from 9:00 to 12:00 will focus on several important topics in golf course management that superintendents face in their management programs. Topics will include, among others, Nutrition, Cultural Management Programs, Disease Management and Equipment Use to get the job done. This interactive session will be eligible for CEC points and provide those attending a broad cross section of expertise from some of our industries finest superintendents.

Following the education portion of our Sunday program an outdoor barbecue will kick off an afternoon of information exchange, networking opportunities and recreation. Beginning at one o’clock, the afternoon program begins with an opportunity for our industry partners to showcase their products and equipment with a hands-on approach. Sun Peaks Superintendent Keith Lyall will have portions of his property available for our industry participants to showcase their products. This innovative session will provide Exchange participants the opportunity to operate equipment and witness demonstrations of some of the newest tools and products available in today’s market. Following the field day portion of the Exchange program at 3:30 a nine hole golf event and barbecue featuring a horse race or scramble is being planned for everyone to warm up for Monday’s golf.

Registration Form

Hotel Information

Link to Book Hotel Rooms (deadline for negotiated rate is August 2nd!)

Further information will be available on the BCGSA Website: