A Brief History of Walt Gooder
Some of Walt’s accomplishments:
1982 President, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA)
1984 Founding member, Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF)
1986 Founding member, Alberta Golf Superintendents Association (AGSA)
1988 Master Superintendent designation, CGSA
1997 CGSA Superintendent of the Year
2006 AGSA Distinguished Service Award
2008 CGSA John B. Steel Distinguished Service Award
Walt Gooder Distinguished Service Award Winner – Jason Clouston
Walter (Walt) Gooder was one of the founding superintendents who formed the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association (AGSA) in 1986. Walt had a distinguished career as a golf superintendent, becoming President of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) in 1982, sitting on the founding Board of the Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF) in 1984, winning the CGSA Superintendent of the Year award in 1997, winning the AGSA Distinguished Service Award in 2006 and the CGSA’s highest award, the John B. Steele award in 2008. He mentored many AGSA superintendents and profoundly influenced the golf course profession, both provincially and nationally.
On November 22nd, the AGSA held our AGM. Jason Clouston was presented the 2022 Walt Gooder Distinguished Service Award, the highest honour within the Alberta Superintendent Industry. Jason has always been a strong advocate of the association and profession and is well-respected within the industry. In 2010 Jason was voted in as President of the AGSA, and was instrumental in leading and promoting the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association to where it is today.
“We are extremely honoured, presenting Jason Clouston with the 2022 AGSA Walt Gooder Distinguished Service award. His passion, dedication and professionalism exemplify the association and the superintendent role.” – Jeff Lefebvre, AGSA President