The Quebec Turfgrass Research Foundation (QTRF) is an organization which is responsible for raising and allocating funds to support Turfgrass Research, specific to Golf Courses, for the benefit of Quebec Golf Courses.
The QTRF is a member of the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation (CTRF) and has one seat on the Board of Directors of the CTRF.
The QTRF raises funds through an annual Golf tournament, member dues from the QGSA, and supplemental industry and private donations.
The QTRF has nine member Board of Directors consisting of 5 Class A Golf Course Superintendent, 2 Industry representative, the Executive Director of the QGA (or their representative) and the president of the QGSA (or their representative).
The QTRF executive consist of a chairman, a treasurer and a secretary, all of whom are selected from the 5 Class A superintendents sitting on the Board.
The industry representative are selected by the executive.
The Board of Directors has the right to fill any vacant positions on the Board during the year. If suitable candidates are not found, an election may be carried out at the annual meeting, held in conjunction with the QGSA annual meeting.
The QTRF's main objective is to continue to work closely with the CTRF to support research on a national basis, ensuring that projects as much as possible either apply to or are carried out under Quebec conditions. The QTRF is composed of volunteers and has no intention of trying to become, or lend it's support to a major full-time research center.
In short, the QTRF as it exists at this time will continue to support research projects in the following priority:
- CTRF contributions;
- QGSA sanctioned projects;
- Endeavors of other research groups deemed worthy by the Board;
- Evaluation of other written applications for funding.
Again, funds will be raised through Tournament proceeds, QGSA dues contribution and other un-solicited contributions.
All profits earned in each fiscal year will be distributed that same year unless the Board has established a program requiring more than 1 year of funds.
If the QTRF is ever obliged to dissolve, any remaining assets will be transferred to the CTRF. QTRF has a strong commitment to the research program at the Université Laval in Quebec City and will strongly support them, to the best of our ability and subject to approval of its written requests.
We are focused on supporting research applicable to Quebec Superintendents and making sure results found are made available to them.