SE Regional Conference & Golf Outing

Southeast Regional Conference & Golf Outing
March 12 & 13,  2018 


Old Town Club
2875 Old Town Club Road
Winston Salem, NC  27106
Host:  O'Neil M. Crouch, III, Director of Agronomy


In Partnership with Green Resource

The Carolinas GCSA will host golf at Old Town Club on Monday, March 12th.  The Southeast Regional Conference will be held in the Clubhouse Ballroom on Tuesday, March 13th.

Schedule of Events
Monday, March 12th
Due to challenging weather situations on Sunday/Monday we have CANCELLED the official golf outing for Monday's portion of the SE Regional Meeting.  

Tuesday, March 13th Southeast Regional Conference   WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED
Old Town Clubhouse Ballroom  
8 am – 12 noon    Morning Session
12 noon – 1 pm    Lunch
1 pm – 3 pm         Afternoon Session

  The  Carolinas GCSA must be notified of any cancellations 7 days prior to the event in order to receive a refund.

Courtyard Winston-Salem University, 31111 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Phone: 336-727-1277
Book Online at: Carolinas GCSA SE Regional Conference Courtyard
Standard King or Double:   $119 + Tax      (Includes Breakfast)
Cutoff Date for reservations is March 2, 2018 to ensure availability and discount rate!

**Appropriate Dress:  Jackets Required for the Southeast Regional Conference


Moderator: Christopher Hartwiger, Director, USGA Course Consulting Service, Birmingham, AL

8:00 Welcoming Remarks
Rob Daniel, III, CGCS, RiverTowne Country Club, Mount Pleasant, SC
O’Neil Crouch, III,  Director of Agronomy, Old Town Club, Winston-Salem, NC
Patrick O'Brien, SE Region Agronomist, USGA Green Section, Macon, GA

8:15 Monitoring and Managing Nematodes on Putting Greens
Dr. Steve Kammerer, SE Region Director, USGA Green Section, Peachtree City, GA

8:45 Talking Turf Covers and Winter Injury
Dr. Michael Richardson, Professor of Turfgrass Management & Physiology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK

9:15 Robotic Mowers – New State of the Art Technology for Putting Greens
John Shaw, Golf Course Superintendent, Valley Brook Country Club, Pittsburgh, PA

9:45 Perceptions of the Golf Industry
Bill Anderson, CGCS, Agronomist, Carolinas Golf Association, Charlotte, NC

10:00 Break

10:15 USGA Tools to Help Make and Communicate Big Management Decisions
Addison Barden, SE Region Agronomist, USGA Green Section, Peachtree City, GA

10:45 Fore the Golfer – Ideas to Help Make the Game More Fun
Elliott Dowling, NE Region Agronomist, USGA Green Section, Glen Mills, PA

11:15 Golf Association Update
Jack Nance, Executive Director, Carolinas Golf Association, Southern Pines, NC
Biff Lathrop, Executive Director, South Carolina Golf Association, Irmo, SC
Clarissa Childs, Executive Director, Women’s South Carolina Golf Association, Columbia, SC
Patricia Calder, Managing Director, Carolinas Club Managers Association of America, Greenville, SC
Tim Kreger, Executive Director, Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent Association, Liberty, SC

11:50 Lunch

Moderator: Patrick O'Brien, SE Region Agronomist, USGA Green Section, Macon, GA

1:00 Lessons from a Year in Golf
Bradley Klein, Golf Channel,  Hartford, CT

1:30 New Short Golf Courses – Growing the Game and Making Golf More Fun
Bob Farren, CGCS, Director of Golf Course & Ground Management, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Pinehurst, NC
Scott Kinnan, Golf Course Superintendent, Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA

2:00 No Need to Worry - Timely Weed Science Tips  
Dr. Shawn Askew, Associate Professor, Turfgrass Weed Science & Herbicide Physiology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2:30 Analysis of Samples to the NCSU Turf Pathology Laboratory
Lee Butler, Extension Coordinator, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2:45 Latitude 36 Cold Tolerant Bermudagrass Fairway Conversion Success Story in Virginia
Mike King, Golf Course Superintendent, Mount Vernon Country Club, Alexandria, VA

3:00 Adjourn 

NC, SC & GA Pesticide Credits have been applied for.
GCSAA Ed Points have been applied for.