SE Regional Conference & Golf Outing

Southeast Regional Conference & Golf Outing
March 27 & 28, 2017 

Schedule of Events
Monday, March 27   Golf Outing – Course #4
11:30 am   Registration & Warm Up
12:30 pm  Shotgun Start
5 pm – 6 pm  Reception & Awards

Tuesday, March 28th Southeast Regional Conference
The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst  -  Callaway/Oakley Room
8 am – 12 noon Morning Session
12 noon – 1 pm Lunch
1 pm – 3 pm   Afternoon Session

Cost:     $170  Golf & Conference
                $100  Conference Only – Tuesday  (Includes Lunch)
Golf Information:  Limited to first 120. Two-Man Best-Ball team event,  you must sign up with a partner. Foursomes will be assigned by the Carolinas GCSA

You MUST register for the SE Regional Conference with Golf – NO GOLF ONLY!

The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort , 80 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone: 1-855-341-9530  Option 1 to Book Your Room
Single Occupancy:  $160 + 10% Resort Fee + Tax     Bed & Breakfast Rate
Double Occupancy: $93 + 10% Resort Fee +Tax      Bed & Breakfast Rate (per person)
*Please state you are with the Carolinas GCSA SE Regional Conference
Cutoff Date for reservations is March 3, 2017 to ensure availability and discount rate!

Appropriate Dress:  Jackets Required for the Southeast Regional Conference

Morning Session
Moderator: Kathy Gordon, SE Director, USGA Regional Affairs, Atlanta, GA

8:00 Welcoming Remarks
Adam Charles, Golf Course Superintendent, The Preserve at Verdae, Greenville, SC
Tom Pashley, President, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC
Bob Farren, CGCS, Director of Grounds & Golf Course Maintenance, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC
Kevin Robinson,  CGCS, Golf Course Maintenance Manager, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC
Patrick O'Brien, SE Region Agronomist, USGA Green Section, Macon, GA
8:15 Looking at Turfgrass Colorants Under the Microscope
Dr. Casey Reynolds, Assistant Professor & Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Texas A&M, College Station, TX

8:45 EPA Glyphosate Final Ruling Summary
Dr. Bert McCarty, Professor of Turfgrass Science & Management, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

9:15 BMP’s for Nematicides for Turfgrass Usage – Prolonging Their Efficacy
Dr. William “Billy” Crow, Professor of Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

9:45 USGA Rules and Competition Update
Kathy Gordon, SE Director, USGA Regional Affairs – SE Region, Atlanta, GA

10:00 Break

10:15 Using Science and Technology to Improve Playing Conditions, Increase Maintenance Efficiency and Save Costs
Adam Moeller, Director, USGA Green Section Education, Easton, PA

10:45 Turf-Type Bahiagrass, Reality or Pipe Dream?
Dr. Kevin Kenworthy,  Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11:15 Golf Association Update
Jack Nance, Executive Director, Carolinas Golf Association, Southern Pines, NC
Happ Lathrop, Executive Director, South Carolina Golf Association, Irmo, SC
Patricia Calder, Managing Director, Carolinas Club Managers Association of America, Greenville, SC
Jeff Abbot, Executive Director, Carolinas PGA, Browns Summit, NC
Ron Wright, GCSAA SE Field Staff, Mobile, AL
Tim Kreger, Executive Director, Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, Liberty, SC

11:50 Lunch

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

1:00 Designing in the Sand
Gil Hanse, Golf Course Architect, Hanse Golf Couse Design, Philadelphia, PA

1:30 Panel Discussion: Turfgrass Disease Management – New Game Plans to Consider
Moderator: Dr. Steve Kammerer, USGA SE Region Director, Atlanta, GA
Panelists: Dr. Jim Kerns, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
Dr. Bruce Martin, Professor, Turfgrass Pathology, Clemson University, Pee Dee REC
Dr. Leon Lucas, Retired CGA Agronomist and NCSU Turfgrass Pathologist, Raleigh, NC

2:15 Innovative Superintendents: New Ideas for SE Region Golf Courses 
Native Grasses for the Golf Course and Upkeep
Matthew Wharton, CGCS, MG, Carolina Country Club, Charlotte, NC

Tree Rooting Programs – A Positive Impact for the Turf and Golfers
Jared Nimitz, Superintendent, The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, NC

Fairway Drainage Programs – Making Golf More Playable and Fun
Chris Young, Director of Golf Course Maintenance, Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, SC

Putting Green Hole Locations – A Successful Plan that Works
Ken Lee, Director of Golf Course Maintenance, Belfair Plantation, Bluffton, SC

The Intern Experience - Tips to Make This Involvement Rewarding for the Students
Keith Wood, Superintendent, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC

Tips from a Veteran Beekeeper in South Carolina
Gene Scarborough, Superintendent, Santee Cooper Resort, Santee, SC

2:55 Questions and Answers

3:00 Adjourn

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