Windsor is set to host the first Ontario Golf Superintendents Association conference and trade show ever held outside the Toronto area.
The three-day event opens today at Caesars Windsor with two noteworthy events affecting the local golf community.
First, Chris Andrejicka, the superintendent at Essex Golf & Country Club, will be installed as the 2011 president of the OGSA at the annual general meeting Thursday.
Second, the OGSA will unveil a new initiative to support a local charity and the recipient will be the Essex-Kent Boys Golf Tournament.
A collection will be taken up during the conference and all guest speakers have agreed to donate their per diems to the cause.
A cheque presentation will be made to E-K directors Bernie Grabowiecki and Kevin Corriveau at an awards luncheon Friday.
In 2010, Andrejicka served as a vice-president on the OGSA’s board of directors.
The 48-year-old Andrejicka said London and Windsor bid to host the 2011 conference, which has been held in Toronto the past six years.
“It was starting to get cost prohibitive,” Andrejicka said of having the event in Toronto.
“It was difficult with all the vendors and all the big equipment that comes in.”
Superintendents from across the province will get a chance to see the latest technology available in turf management, irrigation and a host of other manufacturers relevant to the industry.