The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence – The Ace Of A Career In The Golf Industry – 2020 12 03

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary    Overview

 

Nothing Compares To
Heroes Like
Mr Meyer

 

 

 

With his distinguished career and inspirational successes, Mr Douglas Meyer is considered a hero and a legendary icon.  He is known as a true master and the greatest turf manager of all time.  He believes in hard work, great diligence, and long hours.  He is also a serious environmentalist and an avid birder. 

 

Mr Meyer is a huge supporter of the golf course superintendent profession, and has been an inspiration, a mentor, and a friend to many in the industry. 

 

Under Mr Meyer’s strong participation with the board of directors, the Canadian Golf Superintendents Trade Association ( CGSA ) underwent unequalled successes and respectful-acknowledgements as a great trade association. 

 

During his tenure as president and director, his powerful leadership and inspirational guidance led to fantastic successes, such as new environmental standards, new Master Superintendent evaluations, new national education seminar programs, new national occupational standards, new student scholarship awards, new trade association web-site, the new John B Steel award for distinguished service, and much more. 

 

After his tenure as president, observers recognized that Mr Meyer was CGSA’s last great leader.  Future generations will ask the question    why could we not have more fantastic leaders like Mr Meyer ?!?!  He is the greatest of all time, and nothing compares to him.

For the PDF-version of this blog, see link below.  

 

 

 

For more information, explore the following links   

 

 

HEROES The Media Library Of The Heroes Of The Green Space Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/heroes/

MEYER The PDF-Version Of This Blog LINK

 

The Great One & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

Ace Of A Career

 

 

 

With His Distinguished Career &
Inspirational-Successes, Mr Meyer Is
Considered A Hero & A Legendary Icon

 

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer is RETIRING from a DISTINGUISHED CAREER in the golf industry that began in 1968. 

 

Throughout his AMAZING CAREER, Mr Meyer had PROVEN-EXPERIENCE in golf course operations, being capable of working under pressure to deliver exceptional results. 

 

He had specialized in private golf club management, standard operating procedures, and environmental management. 

 

Because of his PASSION for being on-top-of-his-game and for the growth of the golf industry, Mr Meyer has earned GREAT RESPECT from his peers.

Mr Meyer is considered
A HERO AND A LEGENDARY ICON of the golf industry.

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

More details can be found in the segments below. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Ace Of A Career In Golf Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-11-16-Doug-Meyers-Ace-Of-A-Career-In-Golf-Industry-The-Suburban.pdf

MEYER Sonata In The Grass LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-06-07-00-Sonata-In-The-Grass-GreenMaster-June-July-1998.pdf

 

 

MEYER Superintendent Of The Year LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2004-10-11-00-Superintendent-Of-The-Year-GreenMaster-Oct-Nov-2004-1.pdf

 

 

 

For more information, explore the following links   

 

 

MEYER The Last Great Leader LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2011-02-18-Doug-Meyer-Positive-Waves-Beaconsfield-GC-Audubon-Status-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

HEROES The Media Library Of The Heroes Of The Green Space Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/heroes/

 

 

 

 

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Awards Summary

 

 

 

Mr Meyer’s Distinguished Career Has Led To

Being The Recipient Of Numerous Awards

 

 

 

Distinguished Service Award

 

Awarded By Quebec Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

Life-Time Membership

 

Awarded By Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

 

Life-Time Membership

 

Awarded By Canadian Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

Master Superintendent

 

Professional Designation By Canadian
Golf Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

Superintendent Of The Year

 

Awarded By Canadian Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

Superintendent Of The Year

 

Awarded By Quebec Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

Superintendent Of The Year

 

Awarded By Score Golf Canada

 

 

 

 

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Amazing Career

 

 

 

Mr Meyer Has Received Great Acclaim From
2020 CGSA President Darren Kalyniuk

 

 

 

According to Mr Kalyniuk   

 

What can I say about Doug Meyer ? 

 

He is a Master Superintendent, a huge supporter of our profession, and has been an inspiration, mentor, and friend to many in the industry.  [ … ] 

 

What an AMAZING CAREER. 

 

 

 

 

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Golf Industry

 

 

 

I Loved The Golf Industry From The Start

 

I Had No Doubt That I Wanted To
Become A Golf Course Superintendent

 

 

 

As a teenager growing up in Lachute, Quebec, and following a hockey injury, Mr Meyer’s focus turned to the golf industry thanks to the INFLUENCE of his brothers-in-law. 

 

Franco Sirianni and Butch Middleton, both working in the golf industry as a pro and a superintendent, respectively, influenced Mr Meyer to look at golf as a career path. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

I loved it [ THE GOLF INDUSTRY ] from the start. 

 

I was fortunate to get my start at Carling Lake [ GOLF CLUB  ] under Tom Johnson which allowed for a great deal of PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE. 

 

 

As an up-and-coming golf course superintendent, Mr Meyer aspired to professionally manage the financial and human resources needed to maintain the turfgrass health of a golf course.

 

Mr Meyer enrolled at University of Guelph, renowned for the necessary EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE needed to attain superintendent status. 

 

His PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE continued during the summer months at Cutten Club    now called Cutten Fields Golf Course. 

 

Mr Meyer also worked as a RESEARCH TECHNICIAN at the University of Guelph for two years under the auspices of Dr Clayton Switzer, the Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College.

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

I had no doubt that I wanted to become a golf course superintendent. 

 

 

Mr Meyer knew how to successfully partner with his beloved spouse Lynn. 

 

Undeniably, her attitude and her devotion had a POWERFUL IMPACT on the SUCCESS of his AMAZING CAREER. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

[ … ]  my wife Lynn has had a HUGE INFLUENCE [ ON MY CAREER ]. 

 

We have worked side-by-side for thirty years. 

 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

More details can be found in the segments below. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Ace Of A Career In Golf Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-11-16-Doug-Meyers-Ace-Of-A-Career-In-Golf-Industry-The-Suburban.pdf

 

 

MEYER Superintendent Of The Year LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2004-10-11-00-Superintendent-Of-The-Year-GreenMaster-Oct-Nov-2004-1.pdf

 

 

 

For more information, explore the following links   

 

 

MEYER Beaconsfield Golf Club — Audubon Status LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2011-02-18-Doug-Meyer-Positive-Waves-Beaconsfield-GC-Audubon-Status-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

AUDUBON Audubon Golf Clubs In Canada LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/12/21/positive-waves-the-audubon-co-operative-sanctuary-program-for-golf-certified-member-clubs-in-canada-negative-waves-from-activist-superintendents-2018-12-00/

 

 

CGSA The Media History Of Canadian Golf Superintendents Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/canadian-golf-superintendents-association/

 

 

HEROES The Media Library Of The Heroes Of The Green Space Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/heroes/

 

 

 

 

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Professional Summary

 

 

 

Mr Meyer Served-With-Distinction At
Golf Course Facilities From 1975 To 2020

 

 

 

Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

Turf Manager ⁄ Superintendent

 

 

Cedarbrook Golf & Country Club

 

a.k.a. Val Des Lacs Golf Club

 

Turf Manager ⁄ Superintendent

 

 

ClubLink Corporation

 

Quebec Regional Manager ⁄ Superintendent
At Both Cedarbrook Golf & Country Club
& Les Quatre Domaines Golf Club
 

 

Builder For The Construction Of
Le Maître De Mont Tremblant Golf Course
 

 

Builder For The Preliminary Construction
Work Of Fountainebleau Golf Course
 

 

 

 

 

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The Great One 

 

 

 

The Hero & Legendary Icon Who Is
Known As A True Master, Magician, &
The Greatest Turf Manager Of All Time

 

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer is not only A HERO AND A LEGENDARY ICON of the green space and golf industries, he is also recognized as THE GREATEST TURF MANAGER OF ALL TIME. 

 

Mr Meyer is known as a TRUE MASTER since he has been PROFESSIONALLY-DESIGNATED as a Master Superintendent. 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

 

For more information, explore the following link   

 

 

HEROES The Media Library Of The Heroes Of The Green Space Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/heroes/

 

 

 

 

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Master & Magician 

 

 

 

Mr Meyer Has Received Great
Praise From Mr Mario Brisebois

 

 

 

According to Mr Brisebois    English Translation 

 

A MASTER in his industry.  [ … ] 

 

Doug Meyer is as much a MINI-MAGICIAN with grass as he is an EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNICATOR  [ … ] 

 

 

Mr Mario Brisebois is a well-known columnist of Le Journal de Montreal newspaper, a blogger for Golf Canada and mongolf.ca, and an esteemed columnist in Golf International magazine. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

MEYER Ouverture Des Terrains De Golf — Propos De Mario Brisebois LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2015-03-23-Ouverture-Des-Terrains-De-Golf-Propos-De-Mario-Brisebois-Golf-Canada.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Since 1984, Mr Meyer has released dozens
of statements concerning the golf industry,
which can be found in the segments below

 

 

 

 

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Communications  

 

 

 

The Inability To Communicate Is Probably One
Of The Biggest Downfalls Of A Superintendent

 

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer has known for a long time that LISTENING is an important part of the communication process.

 

His effective listening has been a skill that was required in all of his POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS with golfing-members. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

COMMUNICATION is probably one of the biggest downfalls of a superintendent. 

 

The inability to communicate and to say what’s going on with the course. 

 

 

Mr Meyer has also stated   

 

I don’t spend as much time on paperwork as I did before. 

 

I spend more time with members. 

 

Beaconsfield is much more demanding in that factor, so that’s what I do.
[ … ] 

 

I LISTEN TO WHAT THEY  [ THE GOLFERS ]  WANT. 

 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

MEYER Not A Thankless Job LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2010-05-13-Not-A-Thankless-Job-The-Montreal-Gazette.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Values

 

 

 

Hard Work, Great Diligence, & Long Hours

 

If Something Is Worth Doing,
Do It To The Very Best Of Your Ability

 

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer exemplified the belief that HARD WORK AND GREAT DILIGENCE have MORAL VALUES that strengthen character and individual abilities. 

 

His values have consistently centered on the importance of HARD WORK.

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

BE HONEST AND WORK HARD. 

 

If something is worth doing, do it to the very best of your ability. 

 

 

Mr Meyer has also stated   

 

Of course, a SUPERINTENDENT’S JOB IS 24|7 in the summer, and I recheck the weather radar in the late afternoon and again in the evening.

 

 

For Mr Meyer, a typical HARD-WORKING day at Beaconsfield would begin before 6:00 am and could continue until 3:00 pm and beyond. 

 

 

Actually, he has also stated   

 

I am normally up at 4:30 in the morning. 

 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER A Day In The Life LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2015-09-10-00-A-Day-In-The-Life-GreenMaster-Sept-Oct-2015.pdf

 

 

MEYER Not A Thankless Job LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2010-05-13-Not-A-Thankless-Job-The-Montreal-Gazette.pdf

 

 

MEYER Teamwork Is The Order Of The Day LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Teamwork-Is-The-Order-Of-The-Day-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Education Summary

 

 

 

Mr Meyer Has Ensured His Successes By
Working Hard For His Educational Accreditations

 

 

 

University Of Guelph

 

Associate Diploma In Turfgrass Science 

 

Canadian Diploma In Horticulture 

 

Ontario Diploma In Horticulture In Turfgrass Science 

 

Turf Management Short Course

 

 

Royal Canadian Golf Association

 

a.k.a. Golf Canada

 

RCGA Rules Of Golf

 

 

Ongoing Education

 

Turfgrass Management Short Course At Cornell University

 

Business Short Course At Ivey School Of Business

 

 

 

 

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Cedarbrook

 

 

 

Turf Manager    Superintendent At
Cedarbrook Golf & Country Club
a.k.a. Val des Lacs Golf Club

 

ClubLink Quebec Regional Manager ⁄
Superintendent At Both Cedarbrook Golf &
Country Club & Les Quatre Domaines Golf Club

 

 

 

Cedarbrook was created by renowned golf course architect Mr Howard Watson who designed and constructed 18 holes on two hundred acres of rolling land through which the meandering Jordan River flows. 

 

Cedarbrook is located in the foot-hills of the Laurentian mountains, fifty kilometres north of Montreal.

 

It was founded by a group of nine businessmen from Montreal in 1958. 

 

The course was opened in 1959, serving 275 senior members and their families. 

 

Armed with his INCOMPARABLE SKILLS, Mr Douglas Meyer became the Turf Manager at Cedarbrook ( now called Club Val des Lacs ) in 1975 where he remained until 1998. 

 

Throughout his tenure, Mr Meyer CONTINUOUSLY-IMPROVED the golf course. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

Over the years, there has been a CONTINUING EVOLUTION of Cedarbrook Golf Course with the addition of extensive drainage installations, a fully automated irrigation system, green re-construction, and a comprehensive cart path system that is asphalted throughout the course. 

 

Cedarbrook has one of the largest fleets of electric golf carts in Canada with eighty-five canopied carts in service. 

 

 

When the ClubLink Corporation purchased Cedarbrook in 1999, Mr Meyer was tapped as Regional Manager ⁄ Superintendent for the province of Quebec. 

 

That meant he ADEPTLY MANAGED BOTH Cedarbrook AND Les Quatre Domaines in Mirabel, as well as the construction of Le Maître de Mont Tremblant and the preliminary building work of Le Fontainebleu Golf Club in Blainville. 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Ace Of A Career In Golf Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-11-16-Doug-Meyers-Ace-Of-A-Career-In-Golf-Industry-The-Suburban.pdf

 

 

MEYER Cedarbrook Golf & Country Club LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1990-09-10-00-Cedarbrook-Golf-Country-Club-GreenMaster-Sept-Oct-1990.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Le Maître 

 

 

 

ClubLink Builder For The Construction Of
Le Maître De Mont Tremblant Golf Course

 

 

 

As Regional Manager ⁄ Superintendent at ClubLink Corporation in Quebec, Mr Douglas Meyer ADEPTLY MANAGED the construction of Le Maître de Mont Tremblant from 1999 to 2001. 

 

Le Maître is a ClubLink platinum level and Fred Couples signature golf course, offering a challenging 18 holes with breathtaking views of the mountains and forests of the Laurentians. 

 

Le Maître was designed by Masters champion Fred Couples who, along with architects Gene Bates, Graham Cooke, and Darrel Huxham, designed 18 superb holes along Rivière du Diable ( Devil’s River ) in Quebec’s spectacular Mont Tremblant region. 

 

Ranked 35th in Canada and 2nd in Quebec by Score Golf in 2010. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

Another accomplishment I am VERY PROUD of being involved in the CREATION of Le Maître Golf Club in Saint-Jovite with ClubLink Jim Molenhuis and Darrell Huxham. 

 

It was a REWARDING EXPERIENCE to work with a group of professionals from the conception to the opening of a world-class golf course. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Ace Of A Career In Golf Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-11-16-Doug-Meyers-Ace-Of-A-Career-In-Golf-Industry-The-Suburban.pdf

 

 

MEYER Superintendent Of The Year LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2004-10-11-00-Superintendent-Of-The-Year-GreenMaster-Oct-Nov-2004-1.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Beaconsfield 

 

 

 

Turf Manager ⁄ Superintendent
At Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

 

 

When Beaconsfield came calling in 2001, Mr Douglas Meyer answered enthusiastically to see to the storied course, which was founded in 1904.

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

All along the way I have had the pleasure to work with and meet so many tremendous people. 

 

In my years at Beaconsfield, I HAVE ENJOYED MAKING CERTAIN THE COURSE WAS THE BEST IT COULD BE. 

 

 

Under the PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP of Mr Meyer as its HIGHLY-COMPETENT Turf Manager, golfing-members of Beaconsfield Golf Club had come to expect EXCELLENT PLAYING CONDITIONS as being par for the course, with its lush fairways and smooth-as-carpet greens. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

At Beaconsfield, I’ve never been MORE RESPECTED. 

 

The membership basically handed the golf course over to me to look after it and provide the BEST CONDITIONS possible. 

 

If the good conditions are there, the respect is there. 

 

If things are falling apart, well    that can be another issue. 

 

 

There is a golf bag full of memories that Mr Meyer will carry from his time at Beaconsfield with the PROUDEST MOMENT coming in 2004 during Beaconsfield’s Centennial Celebrations with the Canadian Amateur Championship. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

 The club hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship. 

 

It was a VERY PROUD MOMENT in my career, having the course in TOP SHAPE for all the great competitors. 

 

 

When Mr Meyer RETIRED from his DISTINGUISHED CAREER in 2020, he was rewarded with a LIFE-TIME MEMBERSHIP at Beaconsfield. 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Ace Of A Career In Golf Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-11-16-Doug-Meyers-Ace-Of-A-Career-In-Golf-Industry-The-Suburban.pdf

 

 

MEYER Not A Thankless Job LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2010-05-13-Not-A-Thankless-Job-The-Montreal-Gazette.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Leadership

 

 

 

Doug Meyer Is A Serious
Environmentalist & An Avid Birder

 

 

 

With his SPIRIT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE, Mr Meyer has been A LEADER in sustainable practices on the golf course. 

 

 

According to Dr David Bird, Professor and Researcher at Avian Science and Conservation Service at McGill University   

 

MEYER IS A SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTALIST. 

 

[ … ]  the [ CEDARBROOK GOLF & COUNTRY ] club is managed by Doug Meyer, an AVID BIRDER [ … ] 

 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

[ … ]  with environmental concerns continuing to be a major issue, superintendents must have the knowledge in this area needed to play a LEADERSHIP ROLE. 

 

CGSA’s Environmental Management Resource Manual can help members follow ENVIRONMENTALLY-SOUND PRACTICES on the golf course. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER For The Birds LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2001-02-03-00-For-The-Birds-GreenMaster-February-March-2001.pdf

 

 

MEYER Teamwork Is The Order Of The Day LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Teamwork-Is-The-Order-Of-The-Day-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

CGSA Commitment To Environmentally Sustainable Practices For Golf Course Management LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2016-10-21-CGSA-Commitment-To-Environmentally-Sustainable-Practices-For-Golf-Course-Management.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Audubon

 

 

 

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
Program For Golf Courses Is An Extremely
Important Aspect Of What We Do

 

 

 

While demonstrating his SPIRIT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE, Mr Doug Meyer was responsible for obtaining and retaining The Certified Audubon Co-Operative Sanctuary Status at BOTH Beaconsfield Golf Club and Cedarbrook Golf and Country Club. 

 

Under Mr Meyer’s EXPERT LEADERSHIP, Beaconsfield and Cedarbrook are part of an education and certification program that has helped these golf courses to protect their environment, to preserve their natural heritage, and to enhance their natural areas and wildlife habitats. 

 

Mr Meyer’s wife Lynn held the title of Audubon Program Coordinator. 

 

Maintaining a delicate balance with nature is all part of the environmental management practices set out by The Audubon Co-Operative Sanctuary Program For Golf Courses. 

 

Mr Meyer’s ENVIRONMENTAL SUCCESSES at both Beaconsfield and Cedarbrook have INSPIRED other golf clubs in Canada to be more aware and conscious about the environment. 

 

As of 2018, 74 golf clubs have joined The Audubon Co-Operative Sanctuary Program For Golf Courses. 

 

 

Mr Meyer has said   

 

It’s an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ASPECT of what we do at Beaconsfield. 

 

My wife ( Lynn ) basically oversees it, puts in about four hours a day in the Audubon program alone. 

 

The paperwork is incredible. 

 

Any pesticide that goes down on the course has to be recorded. 

 

Fertilizers, insecticides, everything has to be recorded. 

 

We’ve also got bird houses, nesting boxes, and a recycling program, that’s all part of Audubon. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

It’s probably one of the MOST REWARDING things we have accomplished. 

 

We have one person working 25 hours a week on the Audubon making sure things are intact. 

 

 

Mr Meyer has stated   

 

The program makes me constantly aware of my environmental responsibilities as a superintendent. 

 

It has made me a better superintendent in that it encourages good record keeping, establishing pest thresholds, and requires responsible pesticide and fertilizer application. 

 

 

More from Mr Meyer   

 

Cedarbrook is a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses. 

 

This past summer, we adopted a local school and had grade six students build bluebird boxes from kits provided by the club. 

 

Subsequently, the children spent a day at the course installing the nesting boxes, identifying bird species and learning about our bird habitat improvement program. 

 

The school program was VERY REWARDING. 

 

We have created naturalized areas on the course to provide for ground-nesting birds and other wildlife. 

 

We were delighted to have three pairs of endangered eastern bluebirds successfully fledging four babies each in the boxes that the children made. 

 

This is the first time these birds have been seen nesting in our area. 

 

In addition, several pairs of tree swallows took advantage of the nesting boxes as well.

 

We hope to continue this program with the school next year. 

 

 

Observers have pointed out that, overall, ALL golf course superintendents can be described as THE PLANET’S GREAT ENVIRONMENTALISTS who have been maintaining and conserving the world’s largest ground cover vegetation    turfgrass    for hundreds of years. 

 

Their primary responsibility is to ensure that the paying-golfer is provided with HIGH-QUALITY PLAYING CONDITIONS AND AESTHETICS, while remaining committed to environmentally-sustainable practices. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Audubon Steward Network LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2007-00-00-Audubon-Steward-Network.pdf

 

 

MEYER Beaconsfield Golf Club Gets Green Stamp From Audubon LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2011-02-18-Beaconsfield-Golf-Club-Gets-Green-Stamp-Audubon.pdf

 

 

MEYER Laurentian Retreat LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Laurentian-Retreat-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

MEYER Not A Thankless Job LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2010-05-13-Not-A-Thankless-Job-The-Montreal-Gazette.pdf

 

 

MEYER Superintendent Of The Year LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2004-10-11-00-Superintendent-Of-The-Year-GreenMaster-Oct-Nov-2004-1.pdf

 

 

MEYER The Nature Of The Game LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-06-00-The-Nature-Of-The-Game-Golf-Business-Canada-Summer-2009.pdf

 

 

 

For additional information, explore the following links   

 

 

MEYER Beaconsfield Audubon Status LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2011-02-18-Doug-Meyer-Positive-Waves-Beaconsfield-GC-Audubon-Status-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

AUDUBON Bad-Boys Of Audubon Golf LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/07/02/violating-pesticide-laws-in-british-columbia-violator-superintendents-provoked-government-audits-against-golf-industry-bad-boys-will-see-what-happens-when-they-come-for-you-2019-06-0/

 

 

AUDUBON The Audubon Co-Operative Sanctuary Program For Golf LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/12/21/positive-waves-the-audubon-co-operative-sanctuary-program-for-golf-certified-member-clubs-in-canada-negative-waves-from-activist-superintendents-2018-12-00/

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

CGSA Successes

 

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer SERVED-WITH-DISTINCTION during his tenure as President of CGSA in 1998, as well as volunteer-member on the board of directors for many years, from 1991 to 1999. 

 

As a HIGHLY-SUCCESSFUL trade association official, Mr Meyer always promoted and supported superintendents and their profession. 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

He is recognized as CGSA’s LAST GREAT LEADER. 

 

More details can be found in the segments below. 

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

Positions Summary

 

 

 

Mr Meyer Held Many Positions During
His Tenures With Trade Associations
Where He Served-With-Distinction

 

 

 

Canadian Golf Superintendents Association

 

   Appointed As President For 1 Term    1998

 

   Director Representing Quebec On The Board Of Directors    1991 – 1999

 

   Superintendent Member    1975 – Present

 

   Awarded Life-Time Membership    2020

 

 

Quebec Golf Superintendents Association

 

   Appointed As President For 2 Terms    1984 & 1985

 

   Member Of The Board Of Directors    1986 – 2007

 

   Superintendent Member    1976 – Present

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

CGSA Successes Summary

 

 

 

Mr Meyer Had Amazing Successes During
His Tenure With CGSA From 1991 To 1999

 

Under Mr Meyer’s Strong Participation With The

Board Of Directors, Because Of His Powerful

Leadership & Inspirational Guidance, The CGSA

Underwent Unequalled Successes & Respectful-

Acknowledgements As A Great Trade Association

 

 

 

Anniversary

 

   Sanctioned The Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of CGSA

 

   Selected The Historic Carling Lake Golf Club As The Site Of The Tournament Celebration

 

 

Benefits Survey

 

   Instituted The New Benefits & Compensation Survey For Superintendents

 

   Conducted Survey With A Very High Participation Rate

 

 

Education

 

   Revamped & Expanded The New National Educational Seminar Program

 

   Developed New Seminars To Include Relevant Professional Development For Superintendents

 

   Recognized That Superintendents Are Becoming Managers

 

   Sanctioned New Seminars That Were Made In Canada

 

   Ensured That Seminars Will Be Accessible Nation-Wide

 

 

Environmental Standards

 

   Supported New Environmental Standards

 

   Sponsored The New Environmental Management Resource Manual

 

   Published Manual That Positively-Influenced New Member Enrollment

 

   Manual Was Later Recognized With A Special Award By US Trade Association In 2001

 

 

Future Superintendents

 

   Created New Student Scholarship Awards

 

   Provided New Financial Assistance To CGSA Student-Members

 

   Added New Future Superintendent Award

 

 

Master Superintendents

 

   Revitalized The Master Superintendent Program

 

   Required A New Written Exam To Be Successfully Completed By Applicants

 

 

Membership

 

   Inspired Superintendents To Enroll As New Members Of CGSA

 

   Positively-Influenced Enrollment With Record-Breaking Increases

 

   Stated Impressive Objectives For Increasing Membership

 

   Committed To Improve Membership Services Nation-Wide

 

 

Mission Statement

 

   Adopted The First Ever Mission Statement For CGSA

 

   Provided New Aims & Values For The Trade Association

 

   Committed CGSA Members To Excellence In Golf Course Management & Environmental Responsibility

 

   Promised The Continuing Professional Development Of CGSA Members

 

 

National Conferences

 

   Ensured That The National Conference Was Available Nation-Wide

 

   Inspired Superintendents To Learn From One Another

 

 

Occupational Standards

 

   Approved New National Occupational Standards

 

   Launched Awareness Campaign To Promote Standards

 

   Positively-Influenced Membership Enrollment Because Of Standards

 

 

Opinion Survey

 

   Instituted The New Major Membership Opinion Survey

 

   Ensured New & Improved Long Range Planning For CGSA

 

   Conducted Survey With An Impressive Participation Rate

 

 

Service Award

 

   Established The New John B Steel Award For Distinguished Service

 

   Chose Mr Steel As First-Ever Recipient For His Outstanding Contributions

 

 

Web-Site

 

   Launched The CGSA’s New Web-Site

 

   Guaranteed CGSA To Would Reach Members In Remote Areas

 

   Provided The Means For All Members To Stay Informed With CGSA

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

CGSA Acclaim

 

 

 

Mr Meyer Has Received Great Acclaim From
2020 CGSA President Darren Kalyniuk

 

 

 

According to Mr Kalyniuk   

 

What can I say about Doug Meyer ? 

 

He is a Master Superintendent,  [ … ] 

 

[ HE IS ] a huge supporter of our profession,  [ … ]

 

[ HE ] has been a member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association since 1975,  [ … ]

 

[ HE ] volunteered on the CGSA Board of Directors from 1991 to 1999    serving as President in 1998,  [ … ]

 

[ HE ] was awarded the CGSA Superintendent of the Year in 2004,  [ … ]

 

[ HE ] was a frequent participant at the Canadian Golf Course Management Conferences and Fall Field Days, and  [ … ]  

 

[ HE ] has been an inspiration, mentor, and friend to many in the industry. 

 

What an AMAZING CAREER. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Ace Of A Career In Golf Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-11-16-Doug-Meyers-Ace-Of-A-Career-In-Golf-Industry-The-Suburban.pdf

 

 

CGSA Commitment To Environmentally Sustainable Practices For Golf Course Management LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2016-10-21-CGSA-Commitment-To-Environmentally-Sustainable-Practices-For-Golf-Course-Management.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Here are more details of Mr Meyer’s
successes during his tenure with
CGSA from 1991 to 1999, which
can be found in the segments below

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Anniversary

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Sanctioning The Celebration Of The
25th Anniversary Of CGSA 
   Selecting
The Historic Carling Lake Golf Club As
The Site Of The Tournament Celebration

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

In his first year as director, Mr Douglas Meyer, and the board, SANCTIONED the CELEBRATION of the 25th anniversary of CGSA in 1991. 

 

The CELEBRATION was SCHEDULED during the CGSA Fall Field Day golf tournament, which was held at Carling Lake Golf Club in Brownsburg, Quebec. 

 

The Carling-Lake-Brownsburg-Lachute region is known as the birth-place of the careers of several prominent superintendents, including    Trent Baccardax, William H Gathercole, Craig McCaffrey, Tom Johnston, DOUGLAS MEYER, Dean O’Doherty, Jerry O’Doherty, Randy Scott, Brent Swail, Jim Wilson, and many more. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Benefits Survey

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Instituting The New Benefits & Compensation

Survey For Superintendents      Conducting

Survey With A Very High Participation Rate

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer and the board INSTITUTED the new Benefits and Compensation Survey for Golf Superintendents. 

 

There are many superintendents who were POSITIVELY-INFLUENCED by Mr Meyer to complete this survey. 

 

It had an IMPRESSIVE 58 per cent participation rate in 1997. 

 

By 1998, when Mr Meyer led CGSA as President, participation had INCREASED to 63 per cent. 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Education

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Revamping & Expanding The New National Educational Seminar Program      Developing New Seminars To Include Relevant Professional Development For Superintendents      Recognizing That Superintendents Are Becoming Managers      Sanctioning New Seminars That Were Made In Canada
   Ensuring That Seminars Will Be Held Nation-Wide

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer knew that CONTINUING EDUCATION is important to superintendents. 

 

A superintendent’s primary responsibility is making sure that the paying-golfer is provided with HIGH-QUALITY PLAYING CONDITIONS AND AESTHETICS, while remaining committed to environmentally-sustainable practices. 

 

These PLAYING CONDITIONS are the MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT, because a club’s GREATEST EXPENSE is course maintenance. 

 

The demands for maintaining a golf course are DYNAMIC, and hence, the superintendent must remain UPDATED on the newest and latest technology and innovations with EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS. 

 

 

In 1998, when Mr Meyer led CGSA as President, he stated   

 

The ROLE of the superintendent has definitely CHANGED over the years, and it continues to do so. 

 

More and more, SUPERINTENDENTS ARE BECOMING MANAGERS, and, as such, are increasingly finding themselves involved in the everyday decision-making of their clubs. 

 

CGSA is adapting to these changes by EXPANDING THE NATIONAL PROGRAM expanding the national seminar program to include PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS. 

 

 

Mr Meyer and the board REVAMPED the National Seminar Program in 1995. 

 

They RE-NAMED it the Canadian Seminar Series. 

 

« MADE IN CANADA » seminars were DEVELOPED by Mr Meyer and the board so that they could be held in various parts of the country. 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

According to CGSA   

 

The Canadian Seminar Series is a series of educational programs sponsored by the CGSA. 

 

These SEMINARS are on topics that are RELEVANT to the Golf Course Superintendent and reflect the National Occupational Skills adopted by the association. 

 

SEMINARS are offered prior to the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference and Trade Show and the CGSA Fall Field Day. 

 

 

According to Tom Watson, a famous American professional golfer on the PGA Tour Champions   

 

In this day and age, a golf-course superintendent must be an educator, scientist, agronomist, economist, and a good people manager. 

 

If you put all this together with a love for a piece of earth, then you’ve got a good golf course superintendent. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Not A Thankless Job LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2010-05-13-Not-A-Thankless-Job-The-Montreal-Gazette.pdf

 

 

MEYER Teamwork Is The Order Of The Day LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Teamwork-Is-The-Order-Of-The-Day-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

CGSA Canadian Seminar Series LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-00-00-CGSA-Canadian-Seminar-Series.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Environmental Standards

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Supporting New Environmental Standards

   Sponsoring The New Environmental Management Resource Manual      Publishing Manual That Positively-Influenced Enrollment      Manual Was Later Recognized With A Special Award By US Trade Association In 2001

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer and the board SUPPORTED THE SPONSORSHIP of the new Environmental Management Resource Manual in 1996. 

 

This manual was designed to inform members on the newest and latest environmental practices and procedures. 

 

It also allowed superintendents to demonstrate to government officials their knowledge of environmental management. 

 

Mr Meyer’s and the board’s manual was eventually recognized with a SPECIAL AWARD, the President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship by Golf Course Superintendents Association of America in 2001. 

 

 

When Mr Meyer led CGSA as President in 1998, he stated   

 

CGSA’s Environmental Management Resource Manual can help members follow environmentally-sound practices on the golf course. 

 

 

Mr Meyer has also stated   

 

  [ COMPLETING THE ] Environmental Management Resource Manual and Program of Occupational Standards [ THAT ] will attract new members. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Teamwork Is The Order Of The Day LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Teamwork-Is-The-Order-Of-The-Day-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

CGSA Canadian Superintendents Win Environment Award LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2001-11-27-CGSA-Canadian-Superintendents-Win-Environment-Award.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Future Superintendents

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Creating The New Student Scholarship

Awards      Providing New Financial
Assistance
To CGSA Student-Members
   Adding
New Future Superintendent Award

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer and the board CREATED the new Scholars Fund Program in 1992 for deserving student-members. 

 

 

According to CGSA   

 

Student Scholarship Awards are awarded to CGSA student-members attending education programs as a means of enhancing their knowledge and skills for the turfgrass profession. 

 

The FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is meant to assist these members in becoming better qualified for their current employment.

 

 

By 1998, when Mr Meyer led CGSA as President, a new program, the CGSA / Toro Future Superintendent Award, was ADDED. 

 

Furthermore, there are MANY MORE FUTURE SUPERINTENDENTS that Mr Meyer has INSPIRED throughout his career, helping them to become part of the golf maintenance family. 

 

 

According to Darren Kalyniuk, 2020 CGSA President  

 

[ Mr MEYER IS ] a huge supporter of our profession, and has been
an
INSPIRATION, MENTOR, and FRIEND to many in the industry.
 

 

 

In addition to new scholarships, Mr Meyer has INSPIRED numerous people to look at golf as a career path. 

 

As of 2020, Mr Douglas Meyer has MENTORED a quartet of PROTÉGÉS who now work as superintendents, and has a trio of FUTURE SUPERINTENDENTS who have attended the University of Guelph.

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

That has to be THE MOST SATIFYING THING. 

 

Helping some follow their passion. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Ace Of A Career In Golf Industry LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-11-16-Doug-Meyers-Ace-Of-A-Career-In-Golf-Industry-The-Suburban.pdf

 

 

MEYER Reference Letter For Steven Pereira LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2013-10-01-Reference-Letter-For-Steven-Pereira.pdf

 

 

CGSA Award Programs LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-00-00-CGSA-Award-Programs.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Master Superintendents

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Revitalizing The Master Superintendent

Program      Requiring A New Written Exam

To Be Successfully Completed By Applicants

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

The Master Superintendent Program was originally launched in 1988. 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer and the board REVITALIZED this program in 1994 by REQUIRING A NEW WRITTEN EXAM to be taken by applicants. 

 

 

According to CGSA   

 

Obtaining the Master Superintendent designation is the HIGHEST RECOGNITION in the golf superintendent’s profession in Canada. 

 

You are identified with distinguished colleagues who have demonstrated the experience and determination to be at the top of their field. 

 

Master Superintendents are highly visible. 

 

They are helping to raise industry standards and increasing the respect for and prestige of the golf superintendent’s profession. 

 

 

As of 2020, Mr Meyer has been among 26 EXCEPTIONAL superintendents who ACHIEVED the Master Superintendent Professional Designation. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

CGSA Master Superintendent Program LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-00-00-CGSA-Master-Superintendent-Program.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Membership

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Inspiring Superintendents To Enroll As New Members

Of CGSA      Positively-Influencing Enrollment With

Record-Breaking Increases      Stating Impressive

Objectives For Increasing Membership      Committing

To Improve Membership Services Nation-Wide

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

During his tenure, from 1991 to 1999, there are many superintendents that Mr Douglas Meyer had INSPIRED to become part of the CGSA family. 

 

Membership ENROLLMENT passed the 1400-mark for the first time in 1994. 

 

By 1998, when Mr Meyer led CGSA as President, ENROLLMENT passed the 1600-member mark, INCREASING by 15 per cent from 1994. 

 

 

President Meyer stated his IMPRESSIVE OBJECTIVES for   

 

  [ INCREASING ] membership by [ ANOTHER ] 20 per cent over the next three years. 

 

We feel that this is achievable through improved services that are appropriate to members’ needs and accessible to everyone regardless of region. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Teamwork Is The Order Of The Day LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Teamwork-Is-The-Order-Of-The-Day-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Mission Statement

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Adopting The First Ever Mission Statement For CGSA

   Providing New Aims & Values For The Trade Association
•   
Committing CGSA Members To Excellence In Golf Course

Management & Environmental Responsibility      Promising

The Continuing Professional Development Of CGSA Members

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

The MISSION STATEMENT is a formal summary of the aims and values of a trade association. 

 

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer & The Board Adopted
The First Mission Statement In 1993 

 

 

The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association [ CGSA ]
is a society committed to excellence in golf course
management and environmental responsibility through
the continuing professional development of its members.
 

 

 

 

Prior to this time, CGSA simply operated with a Charter, which was signed and ratified in 1967. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA National Conferences

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Ensuring That The National Conference

Was Available Nation-Wide      Inspiring

Superintendents To Learn From One Another

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer believed that superintendents must endeavour to expand their professional knowledge in order to improve themselves and their profession through the CGSA’s « NATIONAL CONFERENCES ». 

 

 

In 1998, when Mr Meyer led CGSA as President, he stated   

 

  [ ENSURING ] that our NATIONAL CONFERENCE moves across the country from coast to coast. 

 

It is very important that we involve superintendents from all regions of Canada in our association. 

 

We have much to learn from each other. 

 

 

These conferences have been a part of CGSA since its FOUNDATION. 

 

In Lachute, Quebec, the CGSA was FOUNDED in 1966. 

 

The first founding « CONFERENCE ⁄ MEETING » took place at Lachute Golf Club on October 7th, 1966, with Mr Tom Johnston as host. 

 

This meeting attracted forty-nine people, each of whom paid a membership fee of 5-dollars    equivalent to 40-dollars in 2020. 

 

Mr John B Steel was elected as President of CGSA. 

 

He was the first and longest serving President from 1966 through 1968. 

 

One year later, in 1967, the « FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE » was held at the Skyline Hotel, in Toronto. 

 

By 1975, the « NATIONAL CONFERENCE », which was called Canadian International Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show, was transferred to CGSA from Royal Canadian Golf Association
( RCGA ).
 

 

By 2020, the « NATIONAL CONFERENCE » was re-named Canadian Golf Course Management Conference. 

 

Mr Steel was followed by other prominent superintendents who also served as CGSA Presidents, such as    David Gourlay Senior, Tom Johnston, Camil Labelle, DOUGLAS MEYER, and Gordon Witteveen. 

 

Nothing will compare to these superintendents. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Teamwork Is The Order Of The Day LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Teamwork-Is-The-Order-Of-The-Day-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Occupational Health

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Approving New National Occupational

Standards      Launching Awareness Campaign

To Promote Standards      Positively-Influencing

Membership Enrollment Because Of Standards

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS describe what a superintendent must know in order to be considered capable in the profession. 

 

In 1998, when Mr Meyer led CGSA as President, the board APPROVED new National Occupational Standards ( NOS ). 

 

 

According to CGSA   

 

[ THESE STANDARDS ] are a compilation of what a superintendent should know in order to competently perform specific tasks in the work-place. 

 

They are an inventory of essential skills that impact professional performance and the ability to adapt to the changing work environment. 

 

 

In 1998, when Mr Meyer led CGSA as President, he stated   

 

  [ COMPLETING THE ] Environmental Management Resource Manual and PROGRAM OF OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS [ THAT ] will ATTRACT NEW MEMBERS. 

 

 

In 1999, when Mr Meyer was Immediate-Past-President, the NOS awareness campaign was LAUNCHED. 

 

An accreditation and certification program was ADOPTED in 2005, and was IMPLEMENTED on July 1st, 2006. 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer, whose successes continue be improved upon.  

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Teamwork Is The Order Of The Day LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Teamwork-Is-The-Order-Of-The-Day-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

CGSA Description Of The Profession Of The Superintendent LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2010-00-00-CGSA-Description-Of-The-Profession-Of-The-Golf-Course-Superintendent.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

CGSA National Occupational Standards LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-00-00-CGSA-National-Occupational-Standards.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Opinion Survey

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Instituting New Major Membership Opinion Survey
   Ensuring New & Improved Long Range
Planning For CGSA
   Conducting Survey
With An Impressive Participation Rate

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer and the board FIRST CONDUCTED a major Membership Opinion Survey in 1992. 

 

An IMPRESSIVE 37 per cent of members answered the survey forms. 

 

The survey was helpful for better long range planning. 

 

There were many superintendents that Mr Meyer had POSITIVELY-INFLUENCED to answer the survey forms. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Successes During His Tenure At CGSA

 

CGSA Service Award

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Establishing The New John B Steel Award For

Distinguished Service      Chose Mr Steel As First-

Ever Recipient For His Outstanding Contributions

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer and the board ESTABLISHED the new John B Steel Award for Distinguished Service in 1991. 

 

Mr John Steel was CHOSEN by Mr Meyer and the board as the first-ever recipient of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the profession of superintendent. 

 

In 1967, Mr Steel was elected the first President of CGSA. 

 

He actually served as President longer than anyone else, from 1966 through 1968. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

CGSA Award Programs LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-00-00-CGSA-Award-Programs.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

CGSA John B Steel Distinguished Service Award LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-00-00-CGSA-John-B-Steel-Distinguished-Service-Award.pdf

 

 

 

 

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CGSA Web-Site

 

 

 

Successes   

 

 

   Launching The CGSA’s New Web-Site  

Guaranteeing CGSA To Would Reach Members In

Remote Areas      Providing The Means For All

Members To Stay Informed With CGSA

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

In 1999, when Mr Douglas Meyer was Immediate-Past-President, CGSA’s new web-site was LAUNCHED. 

 

 

In 1998, when Mr Meyer led CGSA as President, he stated his IMPRESSIVE PLAN   

 

  [ HAVING ] information available via the Internet [ THAT ] will enable members in remote areas to stay informed and in touch. 

 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer, whose successes continued be improved upon.  

 

By the mid-2000s, a pass-coded member-only section was introduced to the web-site. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Teamwork Is The Order Of The Day LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Teamwork-Is-The-Order-Of-The-Day-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

CGSA Leadership

 

 

 

Recognizing Mr Meyer As CGSA’s Last Great Leader

 

 

 

After his tenure as President, observers recognized that Mr Douglas Meyer was CGSA’s LAST GREAT LEADER since this trade association has since fallen into DISREPUTE AND FAILURE. 

 

Future generations will ask the question    why could we not have more FANTASTIC LEADERS like Mr Douglas Meyer ?!?! 

 

The greatest of all time. 

 

 

 

For additional information, explore the following links   

 

 

CGSA The Failed Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/02/02/the-failed-cgsa-take-over-by-golf-course-owners-why-are-cgsa-leaders-allowing-the-golf-industrys-greatest-train-wreck-crisis-2018-01-26/

 

 

CGSA The Media History LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/canadian-golf-superintendents-association/

 

 

 

 

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Maintenance Practices

 

 

 

Things Are A Lot Better Than They
Once Were Because
 
[ … ]
  We Have
The Technology & The Knowledge

 

 

 

Mr Doug Meyer has known full well that ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGIES have had a truly positive impact on what paying golf-customers want    high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

A lot goes into maintaining a course. 

 

Things are a LOT BETTER than they once were because of it and because we have the TECHNOLOGY and the knowledge. 

 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

More details can be found in the segments below. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

MEYER Not A Thankless Job LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2010-05-13-Not-A-Thankless-Job-The-Montreal-Gazette.pdf

 

 

 

For more information, explore the following links   

 

 

HISTORY Looking Back While Looking Forward LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/01/05/a-look-at-the-history-of-the-turfgrass-industry-looking-back-while-looking-forward-looking-back-at-the-year-1947-2018-12-21/

 

 

HISTORY The Turfgrass Industry — References LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/the-history-of-the-turfgrass-industry/

 

 

 

 

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Innovations Summary

 

 

 

Mr Meyer Has Reported Many Times Concerning
His Innovative Maintenance Practices Since 1984

 

 

 

Aerial Photography

 

   The Clever Use Of Manned Flight In the 1990s, Long Before Drones Were Common-Place For Turf Management

 

 

Bunkers

 

   Making Bunkers Perfect For Players

 

   Golfers Want The Perfect Lie In The Bunker

 

 

Diseases

 

   Suppressing Disease Problems

 

   Removing Dew [ … ] Helps The Turf To Dry Out More Quickly, Which In Turn Lowers The Incidence Of Disease

 

 

Metal Shoe Spikes

 

   Eliminating Tearing-Up Problems

 

   As A Turf Manager And A Golfer, I’m Delighted With Results Of The Change From Metal To Alternative Spikes

 

 

Winter Injury

 

   Preparing The Golf Course For Winter

 

   Using Sophisticated Cover Procedures

 

   One Of The Most Important Aspects Of Our Jobs As Turf Managers

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Innovative Practices

 

Winter Injury

 

 

 

Innovations   

 

 

Preparing The Golf Course For Winter
By Using Sophisticated Cover Procedures

 

One Of The Most Important Aspects

Of Our Jobs As Turf Managers

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

With the climatic conditions that occur during the Northern winter months, WINTER INJURY is a topic on the minds of Turf Managers like Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

In my opinion, preparing the golf course for winter is one of the MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS of our jobs as Turf Managers. 

 

We all know that if we come through the winter nice and green, how much easier our jobs will be in the spring, and needless to say, how much happier our members will be. 

 

Also, it saves a great deal of time and money which would have to be spent on over-seeding and aerification to bring the course back. 

 

 

Mr Meyer had long-known that long-term ice accumulation will increase annual bluegrass sensitivity to WINTER INJURY. 

 

When encased in ice, annual bluegrass is expected to be WINTER-KILLED in 45 days, and creeping bentgrass up to 150 days. 

 

Mr Meyer was a MAJOR PIONEER who successfully mitigated these WINTER INJURY problems by using SOPHISTICATED COVER PROCEDURES. 

 

 

More From Mr Meyer   

 

Most golf courses in Eastern Canada use COVERS during the winter to protect the greens. 

 

The timing of removal is critical and good judgment is essential for success. 

 

If insulating COVERS are left in place too late in the spring, temperatures can rise to critical levels and cause heat damage. or even death to the turf. 

 

On the other hand, if they are removed too early, tender turf can be subject to low-temperature kill as a result of the sudden change. 

 

At the time of removal, if temperatures remain below freezing, a light PERMEABLE COVER can ease the transition from covered to unprotected state. 

 

lf the course is open for play, it may be necessary to re-place COVERS at night until temperatures moderate. 

 

I have found this procedure HELPFUL in reducing turf injury on greens in spring. 

 

As well, I maintain a permanent TURF NURSERY on-site. 

 

Thus, when I find small areas of winter ice damage or snow mold on greens, I’M ABLE TO KEEP MY MEMBERS HAPPY by patching the damaged areas early in the spring, and bringing greens into play right away. 

 

This is a whole lot better than trying to rely on early germination of seed in bare areas during times of fluctuating spring temperatures. 

 

 

Even more from Mr Meyer   

 

The turf at Cedarbrook is predominantly POA ANNUA bentgrass. 

 

Located in growing zone 4, each spring we must deal with the ravages of winter, especially on the fairways. 

 

We pioneered the use of multiple layers of COVERS AND STRAW to protect the greens, a procedure that we have found to be EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE. 

 

Tees are being RE-SODDED to newer dwarf Kentucky bluegrass varieties to better withstand the severity of the Quebec winters. 

 

 

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Laurentian Retreat LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-04-05-00-Laurentian-Retreat-GreenMaster-April-May-1998.pdf

 

 

MEYER Open For Business LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-02-03-98-Open-For-Business-GreenMaster-February-March-1998.pdf

 

 

MEYER Preparation For Winter LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1984-09-26-Preparation-For-Winter-GreenMaster.pdf

 

 

 

For more information, explore the following links   

 

 

WINTER INJURY Are My Greens Still Alive ? — How To Prevent Future Winter Injury LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/03/23/winter-injury-are-my-greens-still-alive-how-to-prevent-future-winter-injury-2019-03-00/

 

 

WINTER INJURY Preparing Golf Course Turf For Winter LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/10/05/winter-injury-preparing-golf-course-turf-for-winter-2014-10-02/

 

 

WINTER INJURY Preparing Golf Course Turfgrasses For Surviving Winter LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/11/17/winter-injury-preparing-golf-course-turfgrasses-for-winter-series-of-reports-sponsored-by-pbi-gordon-2016-10-11-00-a-look-at-everything-that-you-need-to-know-about-this-destructive/

 

 

WINTER INJURY Turfgrass Diseases & Disorders, Including Winter Injury LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/a-look-at-references-turf-diseases/

 

 

 

 

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Diseases 

 

 

 

Innovation   

 

 

Suppressing Disease Problems

 

Removing Dew [ … ] Helps The Turf

To Dry Out More Quickly, Which In

Turn Lowers The Incidence Of Disease

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

The following PRACTICES of DISEASE SUPPRESSION are valid, but they WILL NOT provide actual 100 PER CENT CONTROL. 

 

The intensity of disease activity MAY be reduced, but it is IMPROBABLE that disease will be fully controlled without some use of fungicides. 

 

Applications of conventional fungicides will still be necessary, ESPECIALLY PREVENTIVELY, although their frequency may be significantly reduced. 

 

The PRACTICES that are employed for DISEASE SUPPRESSION can be classified into issues concerning SEVEN broad categories         mowing & dew removal      fertilization      irrigation      mechanical intervention      soil management      vegetation management      other practices. 

 

The following details will provide recommendations for MOWING WHEN CONDITIONS ARE DRY to minimize the use of fungicides on the golf course   

 

The PRACTICE OF REMOVING DEW before mowing can be performed by dragging a rubber hose between two utility vehicles. 

 

And, the PRACTICE OF AVOIDING TO MOW until leaves are COMPLETELY DRY later in the day will DECREASE the spreading of disease, or STREAKING. 

 

When conditions are dry, turf susceptibility will DECREASE for the following diseases         Brown Patch ( minimal decrease )      Dollar Spot      Microdochium Patch ( a.k.a. Fusarium Patch )      Pythium Blight. 

 

 

According to Mr Douglas Meyer   

 

During July and August at Cedarbrook, we spend an hour each morning REMOVING DEW from all the greens, tees, and fairways with a long rubber hose between two utility vehicles. 

 

This helps the turf to DRY OUT more quickly, which in turn LOWERS THE INCIDENCE OF DISEASE. 

 

Removing the morning dew has led to a thirty per cent REDUCTION IN FUNGICIDE application while still preserving healthy turf. 

 

The DRIER TURF also facilitates mowing. 

 

Clippings don’t clump as much, and the cut is cleaner. 

 

Members, too, appreciate the DRIER CONDITIONS underfoot early in the morning. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

MEYER Sonata In The Grass LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-06-07-00-Sonata-In-The-Grass-GreenMaster-June-July-1998.pdf

 

 

 

For more information, explore the following links   

 

 

TURF DISEASE SUPPRESSION Intro-Policy-Management LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Suppression-1-Intro-Policy-Management-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

TURF DISEASE SUPPRESSION Mowing Practices LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Suppression-Mowing-Practices-Positive-Waves-2011-07-00-pdf.pdf

 

 

TURF DISEASE SUPPRESSION Occurrence Of Diseases LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Suppression-2-Occurrence-of-Diseases-pdf-300-dpi1.pdf

 

 

TURF DISEASE SUPPRESSION Vegetation Management — Shade LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Suppression-3-Vegetation-Management-Shade-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Innovative Practices

 

Bunkers 

 

 

 

Innovation   

 

 

Making Bunkers Perfect For Players

 

Golfers Want The Perfect Lie In The Bunker

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

Bunkers ( a.k.a. sand traps ) are known as playing-hazards since they are designed to be impediments to the golfer’s progress toward the putting green. 

 

They are shallow pits filled with sand, from which the ball is more difficult to play than from grass.

 

 

According to Mr Douglas Meyer   

 

People want bunkers to be PERFECT. 

 

They want the perfect lie in the bunker.  [ … ] 

 

A lot of people just don’t rake them. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

MEYER Not A Thankless Job LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2010-05-13-Not-A-Thankless-Job-The-Montreal-Gazette.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Innovative Practices

 

Metal Shoe Spikes 

 

 

 

Innovation   

 

 

Eliminating Tearing-Up Problems

 

As A Turf Manager & A Golfer, I’m

Delighted With Results Of The Change

From Metal To Alternative Spikes

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

In 1891, golf shoes with METAL SPIKES that screwed directly into the soles were introduced to help players stay anchored to the ground during a golf swing. 

 

But the added traction came at a significant cost, by TEARING-UP         putting green surfaces      carpets      walk-ways      wooden bridges. 

 

Then, along came the Softspike alternative in the 1990s. 

 

 

According to Mr Douglas Meyer   

 

From a maintenance stand-point, it’s great not to ruin mower blades with lost METAL SPIKES. 

 

I find playing with ALTERNATIVE SPIKES easier on the legs and feet. 

 

Overall, as a Turf Manager and a golfer, I’m delighted with results of the change from metal to ALTERNATIVE SPIKES at Cedarbrook. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

MEYER Sonata In The Grass LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1998-06-07-00-Sonata-In-The-Grass-GreenMaster-June-July-1998.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Innovative Practices

 

Aerial Photography

 

 

 

Innovation   

 

 

The Clever Use Of Manned Flight Long
Before Drones Were Common-Place

 

 

 

Details   

 

 

In the 1990s, Mr Douglas Meyer was using AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY WITH AIRPLANES decades before DRONES were common-place. 

 

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY allowed Mr Meyer to survey and to evaluate all aspects of his golf courses. 

 

 

According to Mr Douglas Meyer   

 

There are a number of important uses I have found for AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY. 

 

Assessing spring ice damage and examining drainage problems are examples. 

 

Because ice damage generally occurs in low-lying areas with poor drainage, I try to fly after a heavy rain-storm to get pictures of areas on the fairways that have water accumulation. 

 

These photographs then help provide support for drainage projects when you meet with your board of directors. 

 

It is also an EXCELLENT TOOL for assessing turf disease. 

 

Disease problems that appear endless can be outlined or delineated from the air. 

 

In recent years, I have been experimenting with INFRA-RED PHOTOGRAPHY which provided a good indication of areas that are under stress. 

 

 

 

Reference   

 

 

MEYER Aerial Photography LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1991-03-04-00-Aerial-Photography-GreenMaster-March-April-1991.pdf

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

Hobby Enthusiasm 

 

 

 

Mr Doug Meyer has been a COMPETITIVE  LOW-HANDICAP GOLFER.   

 

 

He and the Canadian team WON the  Ransomes International Tournament Greenkeepers & Superintendents Golf Tournament in 1991   

 

The Canadian team of Tom Charters, a six handicap player from Weston, Bob Heron, nine handicap from Beacon Hall, DOUG MEYER, FIVE HANDICAP FROM CEDARBROOK, and Robbie Robinson, five handicap from Hidden Lake, ably led by team manager Ken Olsvik in addition to wives and supporters, were not at all down-hearted about the sudden turn of events and to prove the point gave away a few lapel badges with the Canadian maple leaf to people in the clubhouse over lunch. 

 

 

Mr Meyer participated with the Canadian team to WIN two more tournaments in 1996 and 1998   

 

In 1996, CGSA members Thom Charters, Bob Heron, DOUG MEYER, and Dean Morrison, along with six representatives from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of American ( GCSAA ), and two from the Argentinean Golf Superintendents Association, represented « the Americas » against the « Rest of the World » and WON, at the very first Hayter International Cup, in England. 

 

In 1998, Sylvain Alarie, Mike Baden, DOUG MEYER and Dean Piller WON AGAIN in Atlanta, Georgia.  This event although, not officially a replacement for, does fill the void when the international competition originally involving teams representing various countries known as the Ransomes Tri-Annual International Golf Tournament was suspended. 

 

 

Mr Meyer has been an EXPERT HOCKEY PLAYER, and has been a GREAT FAN of the Montreal Canadians hockey team. 

 

He has also been an AVID COLLECTOR of golf and hockey paraphernalia. 

 

 

According to Mr Meyer   

 

I’ve got between 400 to 500 hickory-shafted clubs, a golf ball collection that dates back to the feathery ball, and a complete collection of Tom Morris irons.
[ … ] 

 

Sometimes it’s more interesting than playing golf.  [ … ] 

 

It gets to the point where you just have too much and it’s no longer a passion, probably a SICKNESS. 

 

 

Is collecting a sickness or a mental disorder ?  🙂 

 

This type of hoarding is a mental health disorder characterized by a persistent and powerful difficulty in getting rid of collected items, regardless of their value.  🙂 

 

Additionally, Mr Meyer has long been a GREAT MUSIC AFFICIONADO.   

 

He has often enthusiastically introduced his friends to outstanding new releases such as    

 

 

Music — Sinéad O’Connor — Nothing Compares 2 U

 

References   

 

 

MEYER Cedarbrook Golf & Country Club LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1990-09-10-00-Cedarbrook-Golf-Country-Club-GreenMaster-Sept-Oct-1990.pdf

 

 

MEYER Collection Probably A Sickness LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2012-09-10-00-Collection-Probably-A-Sickness-GreenMaster-Sept-Oct-2012.pdf

 

 

MEYER Greenkeepers’ Associations & Golf — Ransomes International Tournament LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2020-00-00-Greenkeepers-Associations-Golf-Ransomes-International-Tournament.pdf

 

 

CGSA History Of Trade Association LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-2009-00-00-CGSA-History-Of-Trade-Association-1966-2009.pdf

 

 

MEYER Ransomes International Tournament — Greenkeeper International LINK

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Reference-Meyer-1991-11-00-Ransomes-International-Tournament-Greenkeeper-International.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Urban Legend 

 

 

 

According to William H Gathercole   

 

 

This is one of my favourite stories. 

 

A long time ago, my first encounter with Mr Doug Meyer was at a provincial golf superintendents’ convention. 

 

At the time, he was an official with the local trade association. 

 

At this particular convention, I knew absolutely no one, including Mr Meyer. 

 

We were all milling around in a hallway, waiting for the opening of the doors to the convention hall. 

 

While waiting, I struck up a conversation with several people. 

 

During our exchange of pleasantries, one person unexpectedly stopped talking, and began gazing intently down the hallway. 

 

He’s coming, he said reverently. 

 

Who’s coming ?, I asked. 

 

He’s here, he’s coming. 

 

More and more people turned their gaze down the hallway. 

 

Everyone quit chattering

 

The crowd became eerily silent, frozen in place, holding their breaths. 

 

In the distance, the crowd parted open, and a man emerged. 

 

It was like Moses dividing the waters. 🙂 

 

The man was steadfast in his walk, his eyes filled with steely resolve, his beard Christ-like, and he was obviously unaware that he was the overwhelming center of attention. 

 

As he walked past us, we could see his right hand firmly grasping the handle of a briefcase, as if it contained the secrets of the ages. 🙂

 

The doors to the convention hall were opened, allowing him to disappear from view, just like an apparition at Fatima. 🙂 

 

With the grand entrance over, the crowd then resumed its chatter and became animated again. 

 

Someone near me said, That was him. 

 

That was who ?, I asked. 

 

Doug Meyer.  Doug Meyer. 

 

And who is Doug Meyer ?, I asked. 

 

Everyone looked at me with incredulity. 

 

I had somehow offended them with my ignorance of their reverence. 

 

Mr Meyer was clearly a hero, an icon, and an urban legend. 

 

He was the saviour of our profession. 

 

Now that he had arrived, all would be well. 

 

Before the convention ended, I did actually introduce myself to Mr Meyer. 

 

He was busy, strong, and determined, with little time available, but, nonetheless, he took a few moments to get to know me. 

 

As we talked, he was studying those documents that he took out of his briefcase. 

 

Did these documents really contain the secrets of the ages ?, I wondered. 

 

Throughout the next several decades, his successes and his innovations would definitely lead to the great betterment of the profession. 

 

Little did I know that he would become the superintendents’ greatest modern influence ever. 

 

Perhaps he would become the saviour of our profession. 

 

Our talk was soon cut short. 

 

It had been a long day at the convention. 

 

He packed his documents, closed his briefcase, and said, I must get back home to Lynn. 

 

Lynn was his beloved wife and a huge influence on his career. 

 

He would talk about her, and compliment her, all the time. 

 

Doug and I would meet and talk several times in the coming months. 

 

Little did either of us know that, one year later, I would be keeping him company, for many hours into the night, while his wife was giving birth to their first child, their daughter Karen. 

 

In fact, I was the third person to have ever beheld her, after Doug and Lynn. 

 

Many years later, as a teenager, Karen accompanied her Dad to one of my seminars. 

 

During breaks, Doug would hold court with fellow-superintendents, while his daughter clung lovingly to him. 

 

Clearly, he was not only a successful industry leader, he was also a great beloved father. 

 

This is one of my favourite stories. 

 

For decades, I have recounted this story many times. 

 

And there are many more stories to tell.  🙂

 

I am grateful. 

 

Doug and I have known one another for over forty years. 

 

He has been my inspiration, my mentor, and my friend. 

 

He was the only person who ever bothered to inquire about my well-being soon after my serious nearly-unsurvivable motor vehicle accident. 

 

To most in the profession, he has been held in reverence as a hero and a legendary icon. 

 

Almost an urban legend. 

 

All superintendents must also be grateful. 

 

Nothing compares to Mr Douglas Meyer. 

 

 

 

 

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The Great Douglas Meyer & His Spirit Of Excellence

 

Career Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

Award
Recipient

Life-Time Membership    Canadian
Golf Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

2020

Award
Recipient

Life-Time Membership
  Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

 

 

2001 2020

Appointment

Turf Manager Superintendent
  Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

 

 

2013 Present

Ongoing
Education

Business Short Course
  Ivey School of Business

 

 

 

2009 Present

Ongoing
Education

Turfgrass Management Short
Course 
  Cornell University

 

 

 

2008

Award
Recipient

Distinguished Service Award    Quebec
Golf Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

2006 Present

Professional
Designation

Master Superintendent    Canadian
Golf Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

2004

Award
Recipient

 Superintendent of the Year
 
  Score Golf Canada

 

 

 

2004

Award
Recipient

 Superintendent of the Year    Canadian
Golf Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

2004

Host

Centennial Celebrations  :  Canadian Amateur Championship    Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

 

 

2002 Present

Ongoing
Education

Turf Management Short Course
  University of Guelph

 

 

 

1999 2001

Appointment
by ClubLink

Regional Manager Superintendent  :
ClubLink Corporation 
  Province of Quebec

 

 

 

1999 2001

Appointment
by ClubLink

Turf Manager Superintendent 
Cedarbrook Golf & Country Club
& Les Quatre Domaines Golf Club

 

 

 

1999 2001

Appointment
by ClubLink

Builder    Construction of Le Maître
de Mont Tremblant Golf Course

 

 

 

1999 2001

Appointment
by ClubLink

Builder    Preliminary Work for the
Construction of Fountainebleau Golf Course

 

 

 

1998

Appointment

President  :  1 Term    Canadian Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

1998

Represented Canada

Canadian Team Win    Ransomes Tri-Annual
International Golf Tournament In Atlanta

 

 

 

1996

Represented Canada

Canadian Team Win    First Hayter
International Cup Golf Tournament In England

 

 

 

1991 1999

Volunteer

Representing Quebec On The
Board Of Directors 
  Canadian Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

1991

Represented Canada

Canadian Team Win    Ransomes
International Greenkeepers &
Superintendents Golf Tournament

 

 

 

1990

Award
Recipient

Superintendent of the Year    Quebec
Golf Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

1990

Host

Fall Field Day    Canadian Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

1987

Educational
Accreditation

RCGA Rules of Golf 
Royal Canadian Golf Trade Association

 

 

 

1986 2007

Volunteer

Member of the Board of Directors 
Quebec Golf Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

1984 & 1985

Appointment

President  :  2 Terms    Quebec
Golf Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

1983 Present

Ongoing
Designation

Certified Golf Course Superintendent  :  Golf
Course Operation & Grounds Management
  Golf Course  Superintendents
Trade Association of America

 

 

 

1981

Educational
Seminar

Mr Meyer & Mr William H Gathercole
Established The First Spring Research
Conference In The Province Of Quebec

 

 

 

1978 1980

Educational
Accreditation

Canadian Diploma in Horticulture
  University of Guelph

 

 

 

1977

Educational
Accreditation

Turf Management Short Course

  University of Guelph

 

 

 

1976 Present

Joined
  Ongoing

Member    Quebec Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

1976 1978

Educational
Accreditation

Ontario Diploma in Horticulture  :
Turfgrass Science 
  University of Guelph

 

 

 

1975 1998

Appointment

Turf Manager Superintendent 
Cedarbrook Golf & Country Club
a.k.a. Val des Lacs Golf Club

 

 

 

1975 Present

Volunteer
 
Ongoing

Member    Canadian Golf
Superintendents Trade Association

 

 

 

1972 1974

Employed

Research Technician
  University of Guelph

 

 

 

1970 1972

Employed

Summer Worker    Cutten Club
  now called Cutten Fields Golf Course

 

 

 

1970 1972

Educational
Accreditation

Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Science
  University of Guelph

 

 

 

1968 1969

Employed

Summer Worker
  Carling Lake Golf Club

 

 

 

1951

Birth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

More Heroes & Legendary Icons

Of The Green Space Industry

 

 

 

 

Explore the following selected links   

 

 

 

 

Dr Jack L Eggens

 

The Great Communicator

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/09/17/dr-jack-l-eggens-1936-2013-the-great-communicator-2013-08-26/

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Robert ( Bob ) Wesley Sheard

 

Hero & Legendary Icon Of The Sports Turf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/09/17/dr-jack-l-eggens-1936-2013-the-great-communicator-2013-08-26/

 

 

 

 

Dr James B Beard

 

The Pope Of Turfgrass

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/05/24/dr-james-b-beard-1935-2018-hero-legendary-icon-of-the-green-space-industry/

 

 

 

 

Mr Otto Jangl

 

The Lion Of The Green Space Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2009-01-27-Otto-Jangl-1924-2008-The-Lion-Of-The-Green-Space-Industry-Extended-Version-REFERENCE.pdf

 

 

 

 

Mr Don Gordon

 

The Gentleman Who Saved

The Green Space Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/04/08/mr-don-gordon-1957-2019-the-gentleman-who-saved-the-green-space-industry/

 

 

 

 

Mr Gordon Witteveen

 

Canada’s Greatest Golf Course Superintendent

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2010-12-22-Gordon-Witteveen-1934-2010-Canadas-Greatest-Superintendent-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2010-12-16-Hero-Gordon-Witteveen-1934-2010-Unflinching-Supporter-CGSA-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

 

Mr David S Gourlay Sr

 

The True Gentleman & Great Founder

Of The Modern Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2018-05-18-David-S-Gourlay-Sr-1923-2018-The-True-Gentleman-Founder-Of-The-Modern-Golf-Industry-REFERENCE.pdf

 

 

 

 

Mr Douglas Meyer

 

The Last Great Leader Of The Golf

Industry’s Failing Trade Associations

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2011-02-18-Doug-Meyer-Positive-Waves-Beaconsfield-GC-Audubon-Status-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

 

Mr Des Rice

 

The Professional Lawn Care

Industry’s Greatest Businessman

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2011-04-14-Des-Rice-1949-2011-Greatest-Lawn-Care-Businessman-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

 

Mr Claude Roberge

 

Hero & Pioneer Of The Turfgrass Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/heroes/force-of-nature-hero-2008-02-22-claude-roberge-1939-2008-hero-pioneer-of-the-turfgrass-industry/

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Even More Heroes

 

 

 

Explore the following selected links 

 

 

 

 

Heroes

 

The Media Library About The

Heroes Of The Green Space Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/heroes/

 

 

 

Heroes

 

The Complete Library Of Heroes Who

Speak Out Against Anti-Pesticide Terrжrism

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/heroes-speaking-out-against-anti-pesticide-terror/

 

 

 

 

Heroes

 

The Wisdom Of REAL Hero-Experts

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/11/14/the-wisdom-of-real-experts-who-speak-out-against-the-conspiracy-to-impose-reckless-and-arbitrary-prohibition-against-conventional-pest-control-products-2014-11-14/

 

 

 

 

Heroes

 

The NORAHG Mission Control Facilities

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/03/30/satire-the-mission-control-facilities-to-fight-pesticide-hating-fanatics-2016-04-01/

 

 

 

 

Heroes

 

Heroes Of Apollo 11

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/07/20/the-heroes-of-apollo-11-the-50th-anniversary-2019-07-20/

 

 

 

 

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About NORAHG

 

We Speak The Whole Truth When We
Take A Look At Heroes Like
Mr Meyer

 

 

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to harm the Green space & other industries ( NORAHG ). 

 

NORAHG is a non-profit & independent organization that reports on the work of several highly-rated leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, & backgrounds in matters concerning RELEVANT INFORMATION on issues such as         Career Management      Golf Course Maintenance      Heroes & Legendary Icons      History Of The Turfgrass Industry      And more. 

 

NORAHG produces A Look At which is destined for the green space industry, nation-wide across Canada, the United States, & beyond.  

 

A Look At is committed to ground breaking original reporting that informs, entertains, & creates real change.  

 

NORAHG also produces Force Of Nature, which dares to defy the pesticide-hating fanatжcs by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site. 

 

A Look At, Force Of Nature, & their various incarnations, were the brain-child of William H Gathercole ( now retired ) & his colleagues. 

 

We dare to defy by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site.   http://pesticidetruths.com/    

 

 

 

 

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