Bully Cup XXII – Registration Open

Join us at beautiful Hurricane Creek Country Club in
Anna, TX for the 22nd playing of the BULLY CUP!


If you haven’t played in a Bully Cup before, plan for a fun
day of golf and camaraderie where members from the
East will face off against their counterparts and defending
Champions from the West.

We are really looking forward to enjoying the first-class
golf course provided by our host Pat Manning and his staff.
Hurricane Creek is a hidden gem and definitely worth a few
extra miles of a commute.

And thank you to Harrell’s for being our
Platinum Event Sponsor!
We couldn’t do it without you. For more information
about Harrell’s and their great product line,
scroll down and visit their website at www.harrells.com

Cost: $60 per person

Bully Cup XXII
Winner Take All
“Bully’s a boxer, and there is no cup”





March Chapter Connect Now Available

Check out the latest issue of NTGCSA Chapter Connect
It includes a wrap up of the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Review of next week’s Chapter Event at Mira Vista
sponsored by Helena

Jorge Croda CGCS wins Turfnet Superintendent of the Year

Good luck to our NT Tour Stops

Tribute to Marian Takushi

Wrap up of Education Event at Dallas Country Club

And all the latest NTGCSA and GCSAA news and information.

Click here to read the issue online

Click here to download and print a PDF

April Event – Mira Vista Country Club

What a great day at the beautiful Mira Vista Golf Club in Fort Worth for our April Chapter Event.  Thank you to our Past President and Host Mike Epps and his staff for treating us all to a great day of golf, the course was in fantastic shape.  We are so thankful to have had Helena as the Title Sponsor for the event.  Thank you to Brad Shaver and Rick Blasi for a very informative and interesting educational meeting.  Congratulations to Robbie Boyd and Andy Wright on winning 1st Gross, and Scott Alford and Jeff Smith on winning 1st Net.  Thank you to all our NTGCSA Members for participating in the event.

Click here to view photos from our great day at Mira Vista
Title Sponsor

Founded in 1957, Helena Chemical Company has grown to be one of the nation’s foremost agricultural and specialty formulators and distributors in the United States. Products and services offered include Crop Protection Products, Fertilizer and Fertilizer Application Services, Specialized Nutrients, Seed and Seed Treatments, Financial Services, and Precision Ag Services and Software.  Helena also offers its own line of products – Adjuvants, Bioscience, Branded Fertilizers, Nutritionals, Seed Treatments and Value-Added Products – through the Helena Products Group (HPG).

Helena is headquartered outside of Memphis in Collierville, Tennessee. Across the country, Helena has over 4,000 employees that work in about 450 branch locations, as well as division offices.

Helena’s overriding goal is to help its customers succeed.  This is achieved with a unique combination of dedicated and knowledgeable people, unique and useful products and the latest technical knowledge.  The company defines its own success through the success of its customers.

The theme of People…Products…Knowledge… pervades all levels of the company, with customer success as the goal and ultimate end result.


Brad Shaver – Helena Chemical
Topic: Biostimulants and Phytohormones in Turfgrass Management Programs
This talk will explore various categories of Biostimulants, how they help the plant respond to stress and how these products can be used in an integrated management program.

Brad Shaver received his Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Sciences from ClemsonUniversity in 2015 in Plant and Environmental Sciences where he studied plant-parasitic nematodes in turfgrass. Previously, Brad worked as a sales rep and branch manager for Helena Chemical Company in North and South Carolina. He returned to Helena in 2015 as the specialty division agronomist. Brad covers the entire US for Helena, providing training and technical advice for sales reps and customers. Brad lives in Lyman, SC with his wife and two children.

Rick Blasi – Helena Chemical
Topic – Maintaining Optimum Turf Growth and Health
Plant Extracts and their impact on Turf.  Covering Renova, Viva , and Utilize, three unique products from Helena.

Rick Blasi joined Helena Chemical company in 2001 as a Territory Manager for KS/MO. He was promoted to National Account Manager with Helena in 2006 and promoted again to Helena Product Manager in 2009, his current position. Rick has a B.S. in Agribusiness from Kansas State University. After graduation he worked for a Fertilizer Retail Facility as a Crop Advisor and Applicator for 3 years. He got involved in Distribution to the Golf Industry in 1997.   Rick has been involved in the golf industry for 20+ years and has loved every minute of it. Rick enjoys the outdoors which include Golf and Hunting.

The Course

In 1985, the Mira Vista development group purchased 625 acres of ranch land in west Fort Worth -now home to a world-class golf course and gated community. Jerry L. Thomas broke ground in 1987, with a vision to turn the raw, yet spectacular ranching terrain into an exclusive, upscale golf course community.

The spectacular terrain and exhilarating views soon became the inspiration for the community’s name and identity. Mira Vista, which in Spanish means “See the View”, perfectly captured the image of the country club.

The centerpiece of the Mira Vista planned community is a masterful golf course that is the creation of golf professional Tom Weiskopf and golf course architect Jay Morrish. Their efforts have resulted in the design and construction of one of the most outstanding championship golf courses in North Texas.

Opening day -August 22,1987 marked the first new country club in Fort Worth in 15 years. Mira Vista began with 84 Charter Members and in the past 25 years has grown to include over 650 memberships. Mira Vista became a member-owned country club in 2008 and continues to look forward and welcome what the future holds.

February Education

Thank you BWI and to our great speakers for a terrific day of
education at Dallas Country Club.
If you weren’t able to join us, you missed out on these speakers
as well as TDA and GCSA Continuing Education Points.
Check out all of the photos from our great day: Click Here

Laura Miller
BASF County Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture Texas,
AgriLife Extension Agent Tarrant County
Topic: Laws and Regulations

Raymond Miller
Senior Sales Specialist – Dow AgroSciences
Topic: Best Management Practices for Pre-Emerge Herbicides

Gary Brooks
Bayer Environmental, M.S. Entomology Texas A&M
Topic: Integrated Pest Management

Emmett Muennink
Arborjet, M.S. Texas Tech University,
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
Topic: Top 5 DFW Tree Problems and Best Management
Application Techniques

Wes Eppele
Territory Manager for BASF
Topic: Best Management Practices for Fungicide Applications

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor!