Springfield, N.J.– Canada’s golf course superintendents cruised to victory over their American counterparts at the inaugural Can Am Cup, earning a 73-point victory at the rain-shortened event.
The Cam Am Cup is a Ryder Cup-style golf and educational event that sees golf course superintendents from Canada square off against their colleagues from the United States.
The Canada contingent built an early lead on day one of the event, which took place at Baltusrol Golf Club. The advantage held up when day two at Canoe Brook Country Club was plagued by heavy rains. Most groups had finished about 13-14 holes before play was suspended and eventually cancelled.
Participants from both sides of the border were the real winners at the Can Am Cup, who mixed golf at a pair of world-class, 36-hole facilities with a series of equally stellar educational sessions.
During Monday’s activities at Baltusrol, attendees had the opportunity to choose between a tour of Baltusrol’s maintenance facility, guided by director of grounds Mark Kuhns, CGCS, and a session with golf course architects Rees Jones and Douglas Carrick on what superintendents need to know about golf course design and renovations.
And then on Tuesday at Canoe Brook, consultant Laura Katen led a presentation on communications and maximizing your professional potential.