Our Distinctions

The QGSA is granting year after year a certain number of Awards of Merit to those members who greatly commit themselves in the promotion, recognition and development of our profession.

The Superintendent of the Year Award has been replaced by the Roger Baccichet Award, in honour of the very first recipient of this very much coveted title. The Roger Baccichet Award will be assigned to the superintendent whose achievement, commitment and contribution to the QGSA and his Golf Club will have been judged outstanding. Nominations can be submitted by colleagues, suppliers, course managers, etc towards the Committee which, after review, will decide or not to submit them to the Board of Directors.

Each year, some superintendents have to deal with unexpected challenges, natural and/or accidental, that often have no relation with their much diversified daily tasks. In order to honour such deserving people, the QGSA has asked its suppliers to recommend potential recipients. This new award will be named after a great superintendent who has met many challenges throughout his career, Bob Trevis.

Since 2008, new honours are also salute the great commitment of a superintendent towards his community, on both professional and personal basis. Recognition is given to all those deserving volunteers who are not afraid to get involved in their community life.

The Outstanding Recognition Award, a prestigious honour that salutes an outstanding commitment on the golf scene, will continue to be awarded.

Award winners are honoured during the SSQG Gala Night. Golf clubs and suppliers have until November 5th of every year to submit a candidacy. The application forms are available; for more details consult the different website sections relative to each of the awards.

Please feel free to submit us your suggestions. This is OUR Association. Let’s be proud of our profession!

Roger Baccichet Award
Formely Superintendent of the year.

This prestigious distinction is awarded to a golf superintendent in recognition for his/her outstanding professional achievements, and personal involvement and contribution towards the QGSA and his/her Golf Club. This distinction aims to recognize and promote the profession of golf superintendents.

In order to be eligible to this award, candidates must:

  • Have at least 10 years experience in the golf industry as of next September 30th;
  • Hold a superintendent position and be an active member of the QGSA for at least the last 10 years (class A, AA or master superintendent);
  • Have efficiently managed a golf course for several years;
  • Have significantly contributed to the Québec Golf Superintendents Association’s expansion;
  • Have made the QGSA and his/her Club proud of his/her achievements on one or several occasions;
  • Have been actively involved in the Association’s activities; and
  • Not sit on the QGSA Board of Directors.

The proposal for a candidate’s nomination must be written in English or French and must be submitted before November 5th of each year It can be sent either by e-mail at info@asgq.org or by mail at:

Honorable Disctinction – QGSA
1370 rue Notre Dame Ouest,
Montréal (Québec) H3C 1K8

Nomination Form

Past recipients

  • Roger Baccichet (1988)
  • Ron Leishman (1989)
  • Doug Meyer (1990)
  • Harry Dawe (1991)
  • Jocelyn Dupont (1992)
  • Pierre Dufort (1993)
  • Tim Harkness (1994)
  • Ronald Bégin et Collin Deschamps (1995)
  • Serge Bilodeau (1996)
  • Michel Roy (1997)
  • Jacques Hébert (1998)
  • Randy Scott (1999)
  • Marcel Tremblay (2000)
  • Richard Rhéaume (2001)
  • Dany Fortin (2002)
  • Réjean Noël (2003)
  • Luc Ladouceur (2004)
  • Blake McMaster (2005)
  • Scott Hugues (2006)
  • Michel Tardif (2007)
  • Claude Gaudet (2008)
  • Derek Vokey (2009)
  • Richard Larochelle (2010)
  • Patrick Moir (2011)
  • Conrad Guerra (2012)
  • Gilbert Marier (2013)
  • Bernard Lefebvre (2014)
  • Jacques Lessard (2015)
  • Christian Pilon (2016)
  • Sylvain Charpentier (2017)
Distinguished Service Award

This distinction is awarded in recognition for his/her outstanding contribution to the golf industry.

In order to be eligible to this award, candidates must :

  • Have at least 15 years experience in the golf industry as of next September 30th;
  • Have helped promote the golf superintendent profession across Québec.

The proposal for a candidate’s nomination must be written in English or French and must be submitted before November 5th of each year. It can be sent either by e-mail at info@asgq.org or by mail at:

Honourable Distinction – QGSA
1370 rue Notre Dame Ouest,
Montréal (Québec) H3C 1K8

Nomination Form

Past recipients

  • Otto Jangl (1990)
  • Paul Savoie (1991)
  • Georges Langevin (1992)
  • Chris Gribbin (1993)
  • Bob Trevis (1994)
  • Archi Gramigna (1995)
  • Jocelyne Bourassa (1996)
  • Roger Baccichet (1997)
  • Réal Phaneuf (1998)
  • Claude Dubeau (1999)
  • Albiny Provost (2000)
  • Harry Dawe (2001)
  • Gaston Pagé (2002)
  • Abdo Badra (2003)
  • Gerry O’Doherty (2004)
  • Mark Dufresne (2005)
  • Graham Cooke (2006)
  • Paulo Roberge (2007)
  • Douglas Meyer (2008)
  • Raynald, Marc, Marcel, Rodrigue et André Huot (2009)
  • Marc Vaillancourt (2010)
  • Don Gordon (2012)
  • Pierre Alarie (2013)
  • Mario Poirier et Normand Poirier 2014)
  • Randy Scott (2015)
  • Serge Gauthier (2016)
  • Marc Gagnon (2017)
Bob Trevis Award

This distinction can only be awarded among candidates referred by supplier members

New distinction will be awarded each year to a superintendent who will have proven equal to a natural or uncommon challenge that made him/her go beyond the multiple imperatives a golf superintendent has to deal with on a daily basis. This outstanding action must have taken place during the current year. The award winner will be chosen among candidates referred by QGSA supplier members only.

In order to be eligible to this award, candidates must :

  • Have at least 2 years experience in the golf industry as of next September 30th;
  • Hold a superintendent position and be an active member of the QGSA (class A, AA or master superintendent);
  • Have proven equal to a noteworthy challenge during the current year.

The proposal for a candidate’s nomination must be written in English or French and must be submitted before November 1st of each year. It can be sent either by e-mail at info@asgq.org or by mail at:

Honourable Distinction – QGSA
1370 Notre Dame West,
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 1K8

Nomination FormRegistration Form

Past recipients

  • Jacques Lessard (2008)
  • Yanick Lévesque (2009)
  • Claude Landry (2010)
  • Éric Briand (2011)
  • Daniel Read (2012)
  • Jean-Marie Ratelle (2013)
  • Claude Frenette (2013)
  • Jean-René Lessard (2016)
Community-involved

This distinction will be awarded to a member in recognition for his/her volunteer involvement within his/her community, but not necessarily on the golf scene.

In order to be eligible to this award, candidates must:

  • Have at least 5 years experience in the golf industry as of next September 30th;
  • Be an active member of the QGSA

The proposal for a candidate’s nomination must be written in English or French and must be submitted before November 5th of each year. It can be sent either by e-mail at info@asgq.org or by mail at:

Honourable Distinction – QGSA
1370 Notre Dame West,
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 1K8

Nomination Form

Past recipients

  • Claude Gaudet (2008)
  • Patrick Moir et Randy Scott (2009)
  • Bernard Lefebvre (2010)
  • Mark Lane (2011)
  • John Scott (2012)
  • Benoît Drolet (2016)