(Canadian Golf Superintendents Association)
This site is available in both French and English. There is a member's
only area where you can get involved in a discussion forum, find new research
information, and an area for professional development. The Green Master
(the official publication of the CGSA) tab is open to anyone and you can
look at current and past articles of the magazine. The event calendar
lists all conferences and field days for the year, where they are being held,
and who to contact. The About CGSA page gives the history and vision
of the CGSA. You can also join the CGSA by mail, fax, or online.
(Chipco Professional Products)
Chipco's site offers MSDS sheets on all their products such as Rovral Green.
They also offer a profile on each product as well as mode of action, residual
activity, and impact on the environment.
www.manderley.com (Manderley Sod)
Manderley's site is offered in English, French, or Spanish. You can
get information on all sod types (soil free or big roll) and cultivars (bent,
penncross) available from Manderley. There is also information on the
type of jobs that they do, such as green and fairway renovations all the
way up to the complete sodding of a golf course.
www.turf-seed.com (Turf-Seed Inc.)
This site has information on turfgrasses for home or commercial use.
Under the home use page, it has links to the lawn care guide, lawns and dogs,
selecting the right seed, and even information on ornamental and grazing
grasses. Within the commercial use area, there are links to industry
news, product information, the seed finder, research library, video library,
glossary of seed terms, and parts of a seed. There is information here
for golf courses, professional lawn care, sod growers, roadsides and parks,
and sports fields.
(Western Canada Turfgrass Association)
This is a new website for the WCTA and it is not fully completed yet, but
still well worthy of mention. It lists coming industry events, has
information about membership with the WCTA, has a link for Sports Field Managers,
and one for Golf Course Superintendents as well. There is a chat room
for asking and responding to industry questions. You can also look
up articles from past editions of the Turf Line News and there is a link
that lists the WCTA research projects from 1996 to 2000.
As promised, here’s our top ten list. These ten sites are in no particular
order, but are listed here because they represent our idea of a well-designed
website that offers a good source of information to our industry.
The Weather Network (www.theweathernetwork.com)
United States Golf Association (www.usga.org)
The Turfzone (www.turfzone.com)
The American Society of Golf Course Architects
Green Net Online Network (www.greenindustry.com)
National Golf Foundation (www.ngf.org)
Golfdom Magazine (www.golfdom.com)
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (www.gcsaa.org)
Irrigation & Green Industry Network (www.igin.com)
If you come across any interesting web sites (turf or non-turf related) please
forward this information to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve at email@example.com.