The council

President message

Dears members,

During the last convention of Nom de l’association en anglais, I was deeply honoured to accept the presidency of the Association. I have been involved on the board of directors since 2013 and have been a member for 30 years. The challenges our profession faces are large and I believe that when our Association was created, in the 60s, the reasons behind their meetings were different but as pertinent and necessary as today.

Our website is a platform for communicating and a means to access information for our members. There, you will find our upcoming events as well as a job offer section and direct links to our suppliers’ webpages.

Associations such as ours exist because of their members. Your participation during trainings, conferences and activities is very important to ensure our sustainability. Your Association works very hard to give you the opportunity to acquire new skills by offering training sessions and seminars organized in partnership with our suppliers. We also create opportunities to network and ask for opinions and suggestions from your colleagues. Our profession has gained credibility over the years and we are now perceived as managers and professionals who have great skills in our field.

Dean O’Doherty
QGSA President

Board of Directors

Marr, Andrew

Responsible activities, tournaments for assistants
Assistant Responsible of promotion of the profession

Club de golf Parcours du Cerf
2500, boul. Fernand-Lafontaine
Longueuil QC J4N 1M5

Club House: 450 468-1142
Maintenance: 450 468-1142 # 223
Mobile: 514 293-9368
Fax: 450 468-4878

Jordan Favreau

Assistant Responsible SSQG 2022
Grassmaniac – assistant to the director of publication
Assistant Responsible of the communication committee

Club de Golf Hemmingford
313, Route 219
Hemmingford QC J0L 1H0

Club House: 450 247-2445
Maintenance: 450 247-2445 #239
Mobile: 514 503-6569
Fax: 450 247-3151

Jean-François Marinier

Adjoint Responsible of the certification committee
Communications committee manager

Club de golf Sorel-Tracy Les Dunes
12000, chemin St-Roch
Sorel-Tracy QC J3R 5E8

Club House: 450 589-5686
Maintenance: 450 589-5687
Mobile: 450 517-1977

Desrosiers, Francis

Herbomanie – Adjoint au directeur de la publication
Responsable Comité Bourses

Club de golf Val Morin
4500, 5e Avenue
Val-Morin, QC J0T 2R0

Club House:819 322-1501
Maintenance: 819 322-1501, #210
Mobile: 450 820-8237
Fax: 819 322-6094

Dionne-Marcotte, Guillaume

Club de golf Lévis inc.
6100, boul. Guillaume-Couture
Lévis QC G6V 8Z7

Club House: 418 837-3618
Mobile: 418 670-5858
Fax:418 835-9219

Lefebvre, Bernard

Sales and sponsorship manager - SSQG 2022
Sponsorship Sales Manager - Golf Tournaments
Assistant to the director of promotion of the profession

Country Club de Montréal
5, Riverside Drive
St-Lambert QC J4S 1B7

Club House: 450-671-6181
Maintenance: 450-671-6627
Mobile: 514-703-0318
Fax: 450-671-4319

Anderson, Trevor

Training program manager - SSQG
Assistant Responsible of the certification committee
Concertation table
English revision

Mount Bruno Country club
665, Chemin des Vingt
Saint-Bruno QC J3V 4P6

Club House: 450 653-1265
Maintenance: 450 653-1265
Mobile: 514 212-3955
Fax: 450 653-7876

Doucet, Jean-Philippe

Past President
Lobbyiste, QTRF representative
Assistant Responsible of the certification committee

Club de golf Grand Portneuf
2, Route 385, C.P. 4007
Pont-Rouge QC G3H 3R4

Club House: 418 873-2000
Maintenance: 418 329-2238
Mobile: 418 285-7689
Fax: 418 329-3086

Racine, Yvon

FIHOQ Responsible Horticompetence Representative
Assistant Responsible for promoting promotion
Assistant to the website manager
Succession Program

Club de golf Alpin
20, rue des Monardes
Ste-Brigitte de Laval QC G0A 3K0

Club House: 418 825-3108
Maintenance: 418 825-3108, ext 6
Mobile: 418 571-6846
Fax: 418 825-3453

Lessard, Jean-René

Vice President - Treasurer
Assistant  Responsible of the certification committee
Responsible of the training committee
Concertation table


Club de golf Victoriaville
223, Perreault C.P. 202
Victoriaville QC G6P 6S8

Club House: 819-752-4907
Maintenance: 819-752-4434
Mobile: 819-357-0845
Fax: 819-752-5886

O’Doherty, Dean

Administrator responsible for supplier relations
Assistant Manager for Sponsorship Sales - Tournaments and SSQG
Website Manager
Assistant Responsible of the communication and promotion committee for the profession

Club de golf Vallée du Richelieu
100, rue du Golf
Ste-Julie QC J3E 1Y1

Club House: 450-649-1511
Maintenance: 450-649-1511, # 231
Mobile: 514 377-4898
Fax: 450-649-8387

Administrative Office

Founded in 1995, Gestias was created to fulfill a unique mission: to provide specialized services to non-profit organizations. Since its beginnings, Gestias has experienced constant growth and forged deep and lasting relationships with over 40 partner organizations.

Our considerable expertise in member management, financial management and event management remains our primary strength. Our multidisciplinary team offers non-profit organizations a unique, high-level skill set tailored to their individual needs and practices.

Gestias has been a partner of the Quebec Golf Superintendents Association since 2001 and served as its management consultant since 2005.

Presentation of the team dedicated to the QGSA

Management Consultant

Administrative Support, Member Services and Events

  • Pierrette Lalonde, Directrice Service client et contrôle de la qualité
    514 282-4297 poste 2335
  • Marika Filiatreault, service aux membres
    514 285-4874


Directors’ Mandates

Jean-Philippe Doucet, President

  • QTRF liaison
  • Accreditation committee member
  • Website committee chair

Dean O’Doherty, Vice-President

  • Director responsible for supplier member relations
  • Promoting the profession committee chair

Daniel Read, Secretary-Treasurer

  • 2018 Golf Summit – QGSA representative
  • Accreditation committee co-chair
  • Website committee member
  • QGSA Succession Program coordinator

John Scott, Past President

  • Conferences committee member
  • ASGQ Lobbyist
  • CGSA Board Representative

Trevor Anderson, Director 

  • Education Program coordinator
  • Accreditation committee co-chair
  • Industry round table – QGSA representative
  • English publications review

Jean-René Lessard, Director   

  • Grassmaniac – Publications Director
  • Industry round table – QGSA representative
  • Accreditation committee member

Bernard Lefebvre, Director  

  • Conferences committee chair
  • Tournaments committee chair
  • Promoting the Profession committee member
  • Networking committee chair

Yvon Racine, Director 

  • Horticompetence – QGSA representative
  • FIHOQ-QGSA representative
  • Promoting the Profession committee member

Jean-François Marinier, Director     

  • Accreditation committee member
  • Assistant to the education program coordinator
  • Networking committee member

Jordan Favreau, Director  

  • Conference committee member
  • Grassmaniac – Assistant Editor
  • Website committee member

Marc-Antoine Brière, Director 

  • Assistant-Superintendent Events Coordinator
  • Promoting the Profession committee member