Northwest Ohio GCSA is dedicated to serving its members by enhancing their recognition as a professional, to educating members concerning efficient and economical management of golf courses and related environmental standards, and by providing collaborative ways for members to assist and support one another.
Focus of Association
Today’s golf course superintendent must be a scientist, an economist, a business manager, a personnel manager, and more. It is a very challenging profession. To help meet this challenge, superintendents need a strong, professional association. Beginning in the early 1950′s, the Northwest Ohio GCSA was just a handful of individuals who met to exchange ideas. This small group has grown into an Association with more than 150 members. A Board of Directors and Standing Committees direct the external and internal workings of the Association. We are affiliated with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) which serves superintendents internationally. Northwest Ohio GCSA members are leading the way as Environmental Stewards to address such timely issues as water conservation, ground water protection, pesticide use and safety, and environmental protection.
The Northwest Ohio GCSA has meetings that include an informative education speaker. Education topics range from technical turfgrass subjects to business management to personal self-improvement. The demands and technical aspects of the golf course superintendent’s profession are changing rapidly. As a superintendent, continuing education is vital to your future success.
Each year the Northwest Ohio GCSA hosts a GCSAA seminar. These seminars are comprehensive in their coverage of technical and business subjects. Topics range from Renovation and Reconstruction to the Microbiology of Turf Soils to Managerial Productivity. All participants receive CEU credits upon the passing of a seminar test.
On the Web
Stay in touch with your fellow superintendents. By using this website you can stay current on the happenings within the region and articles from the turf industry.
Updates from GCSAA
GCSAA update information is provided to the Northwest Ohio GCSA membership through www.mvsupt.com. Information about GCSAA’s conference and show, annual election, and upcoming seminars in the region are also highlighted at NWOGCSA meetings.
Camaraderie and Golf Events
Participating in the NWOGCSA supports your profession on a local basis and provides an opportunity to make professional acquaintances in the local golf course industry. Golf outings organized by the NWOGCSA provide more than an enjoyable release from the tensions of everyday work. Playing golf at local courses stimulates discussion and the sharing of ideas about golf course management techniques and golf course maintenance problem solving, along with meeting new people in the industry.