ABOUT US

Established in 1967, the AGSA is a professional organization of golf course superintendents and turfgrass industry representatives. We are committed to excellence in golf course management and environmental responsibility through the continued professional development of our members.

AGSA Board of Directors

 

To help familiarize you with AGSA’s elected and executive leadership, the following is a list of each member and the role each person plays in the organization.

JOHN MILLS
President
Northumberland Golf Club
1776 Gulf Shore Road
Pugwash, Nova Scotia B0K 1L0
john@northumberlandlinks.com

CARALYNN CULLEN
Past President
Truro Golf Club
86 Golf Street
Truro, NS B2N 3C6
caralynn@trurogolfclub.ns.ca

BRADLEY ALLEN
Vice-President
Cabot Cliffs Golf Course
18 Cabot Lane
Inverness, NS B0E 1N0
ballen@cabotlinks.com

NADINE SHAFFER
Treasurer
Pine Needles Golf Club
44 Ch. Glaude
Haute-Aboujagane, NB E4P 5N6
nad.der@live.ca

MATT BLACKBURN
NS Director
The Lakes at Ben Eoin Golf Club & Resort
5153 East Bay Highway
Ben Eoin, Cape Breton, NS B1J 1P1
matt-blackburn@hotmail.com

ADAM FLETCHER
NB Director
West Hills Golf Club
200 Summerhill Row
Fredericton, NB E3G 0C4
apfletche@gmail.com

ROBERT MCGREGOR
PEI Director
Green Gables Golf Club
8727 Cavendish Rd., Route 6
Hunter River, PE C0A 1N0
robert@islandcoastalgolf.com

SCOTT SLEEP
NL Director
Glendenning Golf Club
120 Gabriel Road
St. John’s, NL A1H 1A5
ssleep@glendenninggolf.ca

KEVIN MOORES
Director at Large
Oakfield Golf Club
6055 Highway #2
Oakfield, NS B2T 1E3
kmoores@oakfield.ca

SCOTT SKEAD
Director at Large
Rockwood Park Golf Club
1255 Sandy Point Rd.
Saint John, NB E2K 5E3
scott@rockwoodgolf.ca

PASCAL RICHARD
Industry Rep
Nova Turf
153 Willowdale Drive
Dartmouth NS B2V 0A5
pascal@novaturf.ca

Mission / Vision

The mission of the AGSA is to promote the exchange of scientific and practical knowledge related to the care of golf courses. Our vision is to facilitate in professional knowledge, agronomic excellence and environmental stewardship.

Code of Ethics & Conduct

 

WHEREAS, this code of ethics and conduct is established to act as a guide to appropriate conduct for the members of the Association, and to promote a high level of professional standards of service and conduct amongst those members;

AND WHEREAS one uniform code of ethics and conduct, closely adhered to and enforced, will help develop individual responsibility, character and professionalism within the Association;

AND WHEREAS failure of a member to comply with the rules set out in this code of ethics and conduct may result in disciplinary action; including imposition of fines, suspension of privileges and termination of membership in accordance with the By-Laws of the Association.

THEREFORE, the Association enacts and each member subscribes to and agrees to abide by the following code of ethics and conduct:

  1. Each member shall maintain courteous relations with the Association and with each of his fellow members;
  2. Each member shall recognize and discharge all of his responsibilities and duties to the best of his ability and knowledge, and shall apply sound principles of business management and turf management in all his professional endeavours;
  3. Each member shall endeavour to expand his professional knowledge at every practical opportunity, in order to improve himself and his profession.
  4. Each member shall maintain the highest standards of personal and professional conduct in order to reflect credit upon and add to the stature of the Association and the profession of golf course superintendency.
  5. NO member shall initiate or engage in correspondence or discussion with a director, member or official of another club or provide professional or consulting services to another club without first notifying the golf superintendent associated with that club;
  6. No member shall seek to obtain employment or career advancement by applying for or otherwise seeking to secure a position already filled by a member of the Association.
  7. Where a member is aware that an employment vacancy for a golf superintendent exists, he/she shall make every effort to encourage the potential employer to retain a golf superintendent who is a member in good standing of the Association.
  8. No member shall offer any endorsement on behalf of the Association, exploit his affiliation with the Association in connection with any endorsement, or otherwise suffer the name, goodwill or reputation of the Association to be mentioned in connection with any endorsement without the written approval of the Association.
  9. Each member shall support and actively participate in the efforts of the Association to improve public understanding and recognition of the profession of golf course superintendency;
  10. Where any member becomes aware of any wilful violation of this code of ethics, he/she shall promptly report such violation in writing to the Association at its head office or to any one or more of the Directors of the Association.

Governance

 

Click the link below to DOWNLOAD the AGSA BY-LAWS in pdf format.

Download AGSA By-laws