History

We are greenkeepers. This European title for a Golf Course Superintendent embodies the many responsibilities and duties we manage on a daily basis.

As custodians of the golf course we: keep play off the course when conditions are unfavorable, monitor winter stresses, cooperate with nature, prepare the course for early spring openings, practice Integrated Pest Management (I.P.M.), direct a crew of 6 to 25 individuals, provide the best playing conditions that the environment and your budget will allow. Our field of expertise includes: equipment maintenance, Audubon practices, people management, carpentry, plumbing, landscape design, pesticide applicator, environmental manager.

We are prepared to meet the challenges of: customer expectations and demands, an increased number of rounds played, budgetary constraints, environmental pressures.

The Atlantic Golf Superintendents Association is a professional organization representing turfgrass managers and industry affiliates. The AGSA was founded in Moncton, NB in 1967. Jack Proud (‘Jumping Jack’) from PEI, was our first President. The entire membership has been invited to gather for annual meetings twice yearly since 1971:

March: Atlantic Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show
Summer: Golf Scramble
We keep our members up to date with the TURF NEWS, published on a quarterly basis. Our Board of Directors is representative of all four Atlantic Provinces.

AGSA PAST PRESIDENTS
2010 – 11 Dave Davey 1986 – 89 Eric Hope
2009 – 10 Andrew Chant 1984 – 86 Blake Palmer
2008 – 09 Bill LeBlanc 1982 – 84 James Brown
2006 – 08 Jim Nox 1980 – 82 Larry Brown
2005 Andrew Chant 1978 – 80 Hugh Boudreau
2004 – 05 Mike Kearns 1977 – 78 NA
2003 – 04 Peter McCabe 1975 – 77 NA
2000 – 03 Tom Forsythe 1974 – 75 NA
1998 – 00 Nancy Pierce 1973 – 74 Martin Walsh
1996 – 98 Matt Boates 1972 – 73 Larry Brown
1994 – 96 Jim Nix 1971 – 72 NA
1992 – 94 Merlin Affleck 1970 – 71 NA
1991 – 92 Hugh Yorke 1969 – 70 NA
1990 – 91 Mike DeYoung 1968 – 69 NA
1989 – 90 Blake Palmer 1967 – 68 Jack Proud

AGSA FALL RESEARCH DAYS
2011 CGSA Dundarave Golf Club  1996 Belvedere Golf Club 
2010 Fox Creek Golf Club 1995 Riverside Golf Club
2009 Glendenning Golf Club 1994 Grandview Country Club
2008 Miramichi Golf Club 1993 Mill River Golf Resort
2007 Dundarave 1992 Fredericton Country Club
2006 Digby Pines 1991 Truro Golf Club
2005 Algonquin Golf Club 1990 Algonquin Golf Club
2004 Oakfield Golf & Country Club 1989 Green Gables Golf Club
2003 Glasgow Hills Resort & Golf Club 1988 Brightwood Country Club
2002 The Lynx at Kingswood 1987 Fredericton Country Club
2001 Highland Links 1986 Truro Golf Club
2000 Belvedere Golf Club 1985 Truro Golf Club
1999 Moncton Golf Club 1984 Montain Ridge Golf Club
1998 Digby Pines Golf Club 1983 Riverside Country Club
1997 Pippy Park Golf Club 1982 Fredricton Golf Club

Superintendent of the Year
2015 2002 Matthew Boates
2014 2001 No Nomination
2013 2000 Andrew MaGee
2012 1999 Gordon Callan
2011 Marc Altese 1998 Gilbert Vienneau
2010 Jim Nix 1997 Peter McCabe
2009 No Nominations 1996 Fred Forshner
2008 Aaron Little 1995 Glen Hopper
2007 Ken Gosbee 1994 Nancy Pierce
2006 Dean Woodman 1993 Blake Palmer
2005 Hugh Yorke 1992 Mike DeYoung
2004 John Mills 1991 Blake Palmer
2003 Mike Kearns 1990 Jack Fairhurst