Finding crossovers that make sense within the golf industry is a growing trend and another example of one was revealed to stakeholders on September 25th as the NGCOA Canada board of directors announced that their CEO, Jeff Calderwood, will be taking on a second role. He will take the reigns as the Executive Director of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) effective October 2, 2017. The CGSA also informed their members at the same time.
Both boards of directors approved the plan to share leadership with the thought that both organizations have a common focus and that this alignment will be further strengthened by the agreement.
While the organizations will remain as separate entities they will continue to explore common advantages with joint leadership.
The associations did announce a joint delivery of the Golfmax Purchasing Program earlier this month.
“The CGSA board of directors and staff team are excited about Jeff’s leadership for the future benefit of the Association itself and superintendents throughout Canada. His strategic approach to association management and such relevant experience are a great fit for the CGSA’s leadership needs. I would like to publicly welcome Jeff to the CGSA and really look forward to working together”, stated CGSA President Jim Flett.
“Our board feels that this is a very innovative and positive step forward for the Canadian golf industry and I see great potential for more collaboration in the future,” said Steve Spratt, President, NGCOA Canada, in a letter to membership.
Flagstick.com caught up with Jeff Calderwood just hours after the announcement was made about his new dual role and he shared a little more about the synergies created with him in a lead role for both the NGCOA Canada and the CGSA.
Jeff Calderwood, CEO NGCOA Canada