ETOBICOKE, Ont. – The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Toro Company are pleased to announce Mr. T-Jay Creamer from the Victoria Golf Course in Victoria, British Columbia, as the first CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award winner for 2017.
The new CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course assistant superintendent whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected. The award is to be presented to an individual who has contributed to his or her golf facility in a significant way and who has demonstrated professionalism, leadership, innovation and a team approach in their work.
T-Jay has been a CGSA member since 2016 and has been with the Victoria Golf Club (VGC) for over 12 seasons, the last 6 years as the Assistant Superintendent of Links. Paul Robertson nominated T-Jay for this inaugural award and said, “T-Jay has become our greatest asset embodying all the characteristics of a great assistant and ultimately the ideal superintendent. He has the depth, diversity, dedication and the dynamic management skills necessary to be a star in our industry. The ultimate goal of an assistant is to become a golf course superintendent. When I think of the perfect golf course superintendent, I think of T-Jay Creamer”.
“I first had the pleasure of getting to know T-Jay Creamer when he was a member of the 2017 CGSA Conference Planning Committee which helped organize the first ever ‘Assistants Night’ during the 2017 conference in Victoria that was a huge success. So, it gave me great pleasure to be the one who called him to inform him that he is the first winner of this prestigious award!”
– Jim Flett, AGS, CGSA President
As the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year winner, T-Jay will receive an “All-Access” registration to THE CANADIAN 2018 Golf Course Management Conference in Quebec City, Quebec from February 26 – March 1, 2018, 4 nights’ accommodation and transportation costs. Toro will provide a $500 CAD VISA gift card for meals and incidental expenses during the conference. T-Jay is also invited to attend the Toro Experience for Assistant Superintendents, an exclusive event hosted at The Toro Company Headquarters in Bloomington MN in August of each year, including round-trip airfare and accommodations during the event.
“Toro is proud to honour outstanding Assistant Superintendents, like T-Jay, who represent the next generation of industry leaders. As part of our cultural legacy of giving back, we strive to provide opportunities for personal growth and career development for the people who have chosen a career in the golf industry. T-Jay will benefit from the experience and education while at The Canadian, and also join 30 Assistant Superintendent peers for networking and education during the upcoming Toro Experience for Assistant Superintendents.”
– Tony Ferguson, Sr. Golf Marketing and Business Development Manager, The Toro Company
T-Jay will be presented with the CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year award during the CGSA Awards Ceremony in Quebec on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.