April 16, 2024

ORGANIZATION – CANADIAN GOLF SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION ( CGSA )

The Media History Of Canadian Golf Superintendents Association

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Canadian Golf Superintendents Association ( CGSA ) represents golf course superintendents, assistant superintendents, equipment technicians, and others involved in golf course management from across Canada.

CGSA was founded in 1966 and currently has approximately 1400 members.

The CGSA mission is to promote and support the golf course management profession.

Is CGSA incapable of making any correct decisions ?!?!

FACT CGSA Is A Failure As A Trade Association


Observers have repeatedly warned CGSA leaders to STOP FAILING THEIR MEMBERS with diversionary distractions like wag-the-dog, and to STOP supporting anti-pesticide prohibition ― sadly, CGSA is simply NOT competent enough to manage policies concerning pest control products. The CGSA’s 2001 and 2009-2010 leaders were especially disappointing in their manner of conduct. Future generations will ask the question ― WHY ?!?!

FACT CGSA Supports Prohibition Terrжrism


Inconceivably, CGSA leaders endorse the imposition of arbitrary prohibition against pest control products used in the urban landscape … as long as the golf industry is provided with a pesticide ban exception status. The CGSA’s 2009-2010 leaders were especially enthusiastic in their support of arbitrary prohibition. Future generations will ask the question ― WHY ?!?!

FACT CGSA Wags-The-Dog With Quintozene


The pompous and idiotic elected leaders and staff of CGSA are seemingly oblivious to the inevitable and total revocation of the golf industry’s pesticide ban exception status ― meanwhile, CGSA leaders prefer to wag-the-dog, and to purposely divert the attention of its members by pursuing pointless issues like save-quintozene. The CGSA’s 2009-2010 leaders were especially proficient at wagging-the-dog and save-quintozene. Future generations will ask the question ― WHY ?!?!

FACT CGSA Unceremoniously & Disgracefully Mistreats Even Its Highest-Ranking Members


CGSA ungraciously dumped the beloved founding father of its trade association and its magazine ― the entire board of directors of CGSA will absolutely never amount to one-tenth the value of the man that was Gordon Witteveen. The CGSA’s 2001 leaders were especially vicious against this beloved icon. Future generations will ask the question ― WHY ?!?!

FACT CGSA Financially Mis-Manages Our Trade Association


In 2016, CGSA announced it was conducting a complete review of its operations. The review came on the heels of a deficit of more than $100,000 the association ran up in its 2014 fiscal year. The CGSA executive director, Ken Cousineau, was terminated by the association. Cousineau’s departure from CGSA was a welcome relief.  Future generations will ask the question ― WHY DID YOU LET THIS HAPPEN ?!?!

FACT CGSA Is Not Competent To Defend The Use Of Pest Control Products

CGSA will inevitably be responsible for the imminent revocation of the golf industry’s pesticide ban exception status. Should we trust CGSA, which has NO ONE who has ANY expertise, training, or background in matters concerning pest control products ?!?!

FACT CGSA Fails To Defend Golf Superintendents & Their Facilities

What has CGSA done in the against Suzuki environmental terrжr ?!?!  NOTHING !  The pompous and idiotic elected leaders and staff of CGSA failed to confront and defend against David Suzuki and his fanatжcal-operatives from attacking golf businesses.  The #@!!% Suzuki-documentary « Dad and the Dandelions » first aired on March 2nd, 2017, which represents his latest anti-pesticide campaign that falsely and strongly implies that golf courses cause cancer and kill people.   [ ?!?! ]   Suzuki’s fanatжcal-operatives spent a year-and-a-half producing the documentary.  It was financed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ( CBC ) to the tune of 1 million dollars.  The #@!!% Suzuki-documentary attacks the golf industry as revenge for his operative’s father’s death !  Suzuki intends to leave a legacy of terrжrized & destroyed golf facilities, lost jobs and hardship for golf employees, and weakened communities.  And CGSA has DONE NOTHING and will DO NOTHING.  The CGSA has failed in its mission is to confront and defend the golf course management profession.  Future generations will ask the question ― WHY DID YOU FAIL US ?!?!

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The Library Of Reports & Blogs
By Force Of Nature

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―――――――   2018   ―――――――

The Failed CGSA Taken-Over By NGCOA Golf Course Owners — Blog

―――――――   2017   ―――――――

David Suzuki Attack Against The Golf Industry — CBC Documentary — Pesticides On Golf Course May Cause Cancer ?!?!

David Suzuki Is A Lying Sack Of Golf-Hating Crжp — Responses To Lies Concocted By The #@!!% Suzuki-Documentary

Trade Association Response To The #@!!% Suzuki-Documentary — Why Are Trade Association Leaders Allowing The Golf Industry’s Train Wreck ?!?!

Trade Association Response To The #@!!% Suzuki-Documentary — How To Destroy David Suzuki !

―――――――   2016   ―――――――

Is Anybody Addressing The Critical Issues Facing The Golf Industry In Canada ?!?! — Golf-Hating Environmental Terrжrism

Are Ontario’s Golf Facilities In Deep #@!!% Trouble Because Of The IPM Council Of Canada ?!?!

Financial Problems With Golf Associations — Elected Leaders & Staff Of Trade Associations Are Expected To Complain To The IPM Council — Cousineau’s Recent Departure From CGSA Is A Welcome Relief

Trade Associations Versus Golf Course Fertilization — Fertilizer-Hating Trade Associations Conspire To Reduce Essential Nutrients Desperately Needed By Golf Superintendents

Can The Golf Industry’s Trade Associations Be Trusted ?!?! — The Road So Far — Response To The Proposed Re-Evaluation Decision Regarding Chlorothalonil —  CGSA — WCTA — Golf Canada

The End Of The Golf Industry’s Pesticide Ban Exception Status — Goodbye Iprodione — Decisions By Health Canada To Impose National Prohibitions — Prohibitions Instigated By Liberal Party Of Canada

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The Golf Industry’s Trade Associations Could Not Care Less About The Obliteration Of Surrey’s Riverside Golf Course

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CGSA Unable To Manage Policies Concerning Environmental Issues — Absurd Amirault Statement

Doug Meyer — The Last Great Leader Of Trade Associations

CGSA Supported Prohibition & Assured The Black Death Of Professional Lawn Care Industry

CGSA Unable To Make Any Sound Decision — Absurd Statement From Ken Cousineau

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CGSA Incomprehensibly & Unceremoniously Dumped Founder Gordon Witteveen — 1934-2010

CGSA Squandered Resources & Damaged Credibility To Save Quintozene — CGSA Leadership

CGSA Squandered Resources & Damaged Credibility To Save Quintozene — CGSA Leadership — Card

CGSA Miguided & Misleading About Quintozene — Not Competent To Represent Golf Industry

CGSA Falsely Alleged That Repeat Applications Of Alternatives To Quintozene Would Be Required

CGSA Wagged-The-Dog About Quintozene — Crisis What Crisis — Australia Suspension

CGSA Responded In Support Of British Columbia Prohibition & More — Part 2

CGSA Responded In Support Of British Columbia Prohibition & More — Part 1

Enviro-Organizations In Canada — No Golf Exception — European Prohibition

Enviro-Organizations In Canada — No Golf Exception — European Prohibition — Card

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Golf Industry’s Looming Shipwreck — Predictions Concerning The Loss Of Its Pesticide Exception Status

Supported Prohibition — Happy Holidays From Ken Cousineau — Card

What Has CGSA Done In The Against Environmental Terrжr — Card

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The Library Of References

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Embracing Change & Making Change Happen In The Golf Industry

Predation Against Suppliers — Silent Auction Donation Form

Chapter Members — NGCOA Canada — Conflicts-Of-Interest — HIGHLIGHTED — Pages 8 & 10

Chapter Members — National Golf Course Owners Association Canada

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Board Of Directors

Board Of Directors — Conflicts-Of-Interest — HIGHLIGHTED — Pages 1 & 5

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Golf Superintendent Trade Association Taken Over By Owners — Magazines

Golf Superintendent Trade Association Taken Over By Owners — NGCOA

Questionable Partnership With Supplier BrettYoung — Jim Flett

Questionable Partnership With Supplier BrettYoung — Catalogue

Golf Superintendent Trade Association Taken Over By Owners — Calderwood

Golf Superintendent Trade Association Taken Over By Owners

CGSA Seeks Conference Speakers By Paying Them $250 & $1000

Weak Trade Association Response To The #@!!% Suzuki-Documentary — 2

Weak Trade Association Response To The #@!!% Suzuki-Documentary — 1

Predation With Education Sessions — Thousands Of Dollars

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Bogus Commitment To Environmentally Sustainable Practices For Golf Course Management

Chlorothalonil & Iprodione Prohibition — Trade Association Cooperation In BC

$100,000 Financial Mis-Management — Cousineau Terminated — Things Will Get Worse

Important Update For CGSA Members On The PMRA’s Chlorothalonil Prohibition

Pointless Response To The Proposed Prohibition Of Chlorothalonil — James Beebee

Associations Respond To PMRA Announcement — No CGSA Response

Update On Chlorothalonil & Iprodione Proposed Decisions — Response With Bayer

Bogus FAQ Document For Golf Course Pesticide Use — Kathryn Wood

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Looking For New Ways To Serve Members Except Maybe Pesticide Issues — GreenMatter News

Economic Impact Of Golf In Canada — National Allied Golf Associations

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Tax Fairness Seemingly More Important Than Pesticide Issues — Cousineau

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The ( Questionable ) Value Of The Association On Environmental Issues — Amirault

The Issues Of Pesticide Use & More — Cousineau

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Quitozene — Health Canada Decision Dates — T&R

Quintozene — Final Re-Evaluation Decision — Health Canada

Wagged-The-Dog About Quintozene — WCTA Turf Industry Steering Committee

Description Of The Profession Of The Golf Course Superintendent

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The Environment — Being Agents Of Change — IPM Accreditation — Pat Moir

Promoting Environmental Stewardship — Initiatives Of Large Rich Golf Clubs

Bogus Eco-Award — Greg Holden — Clear Lake Golf Course

Supported Ontario Prohibition — Provincial Legislations — Cousineau

Policy Paper On Nutrient Use On Golf Courses

Wagged-The-Dog About Quintozene — Description By Wikipedia

Wagged-The-Dog About Quintozene — Sample Letter

Wagged-The-Dog About Quintozene — Response To Health Canada — Pat Moir

Quintozene — Proposed Re-Evaluation Decision — Health Canada

Wagged-The-Dog About Quintozene — Memorable Quotations

Wagged-The-Dog About Quintozene — Definition From Urban Dictionary

History Of Trade Association — 1966 – 2009

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Sample Letter To Ontario Government — Objection To Annual Public Meetings

Letter To Ontario Government — Annual Public Meetings — IPM Accreditation — Cousineau

Annual Public Meetings Required Under Ontario Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act

Strategic Plan — Mission Statement — Vision & Objectives

Letter To Ontario Government Supporting Prohibition — IPM Accreditation — Burrows

Working For Exemption From Ontario Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act

Supported Ontario Prohibition Because Of Golf Industry Exemption — Cousineau

Letter To Ontario Government Supporting Prohibition — IPM Accreditation

Water Use Management Policy

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Statement On The Use Of Pesticides As A Component Of Golf Course Management

Policy Paper Of Support Concerning The Use Of IPM To Manage Golf Courses

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IPM Golf’s Pesticide Trump Card — Cousineau

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Pesticide Ban Coming To A Golf Course Near You — Burrows

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