February 23 – Education Event!

We had a great event at Royal Oaks. Thanks very much to Bud White for a great educational program and to Platinum Sponsor BWI for making the day great. NTGCSA office if you have any questions regarding your TDA or GCSAA CEUs. Thanks again and see you at our next event in March.

Topics

Resurface vs Rebuilding Greens/Grow-in – 1 hr. 30 min. (Application Techniques)

  • Fertilization – Products and techniques to minimize leaching

  • Water Management – techniques to prevent over watering and runoff

  • Pesticide applications and scheduling, Preventative vs Curative.

Soil and Water – Testing and Management, Interpretation and Building Fertility and Pesticide Programs – 1 hr. 30 min. (Environmental Consequences)

  • Water Management – Using buffer strips and Drift control adjuvants to prevent off site contamination

  • Fertility and Soil Amendments

An Integrated Pest Management Approach to an Environmentally Friendly and Efficient Fungicide, PGR Program – 1 hr. (IPM)

  • Fairy Ring and Bipolaris Management

  • Scouting and mapping to reduce chemical dependence.

Golf Course Turf Laws and Regulations – 1 hr.

  • This discussion will focus on current requirements of staff training and application record keeping and reporting.

About the Speaker

Bud White, whose experience includes 20+ years as a former USGA Green Section Agronomist in both the Southeast and Midwest regions, and well-known speaker and teacher for many state, GCSAA, and international superintendent associations, is announcing the opening of Bud White Golf Solutions, an independent, specialized golf course and sports field consultant business, geared to meet the needs of today’s turfgrass managers. Sports field clients have included the Yankees, the Falcons, the University of Georgia, the University of Tennessee and Mercer University.

Bud’s career experience and expertise are known throughout the industry. Assistance can be provided in areas such as:

  • Detailed golf course/sports field assessment and troubleshooting

  • In-depth, advanced crew education and training

  • Comprehensive soil and water testing programs and evaluation

  • Renovation/grow-in management

  • Green rebuild or resurface assessment

  • Budget/labor/equipment

  • Maintenance standards planning

  • Educational sessions for GCSA, CMAA and other associations

  • Many other services available, geared to your situation

Annual Awards Banquet – A Special Night!

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A.C. and Garry Bearden Superintendent of the Year Award
Russell Birkhimer

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2015 Legacy Scholarship Awards
Jenna Underwood
Stephen Klein
Madison Newkirk
Halle Clare Tielkemeier
Clair Schick

2015 Ace January Superintendent Champion
Shawn Westacott

2015 Assistant Champion
Logan Manning

 Crew Champions
Dallas National Golf Club

Distinguished Service Award presented to Mr. Jim Newkirk

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Passing of the Gavel to 2016 President Kevin Redburn