International 'Thank a Superintendent Day' Coming September 13
INTERNATIONAL "THANK A SUPERINTENDENT DAY" COMING SEPTEMBER 13 TO HONOUR GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS
Mississauga, ON - On September 13, the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA), in conjunction with other global superintendent groups, is recognizing those who help keep golf courses enjoyable and sustainable with an international “Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day”, encouraging all those who love golf to thank their course’s superintendent.
Other groups taking part in the global event include the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Australia Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) and The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations (FEGGA). All together the groups represent more than 31,000 golf course management professionals in 78 countries around the world.
“It’s very rewarding to see this recognition of the value of our profession, and the growth of Thank a Superintendent Day around the world," said Pierre Vezeau, AGS, CGSA President. "The CGSA is pleased to be leading the promotion of this initiative throughout Canada and we encourage all golf industry stakeholders to become involved. Together we can attract more young turf professionals to great careers in golf.”
The celebration on September 13 will include a commercial, recognizing superintendents around the world and social media messages touting the many ways that superintendents make the game more enjoyable and sustainable. Golfers and others are encouraged to join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ThankASuper.
In addition, golf courses and other groups are encouraged to provide special recognition for their superintendent and course maintenance staff on September 13.
During the 2021 Thank A Golf Course Superintendent Day, social media messages reached more than 9 million followers around the world.