SE Regional Conference & Golf Outing

Southeast Regional Conference & Golf Outing
Monday, March 21, 2016

Augusta Country Club                                       Palmetto Golf Club
655 Milledge Road                                               275 Berrie Road

Augusta, GA  30904                                             Aiken, SC  29801

Host:  Greg Burleson, CGCS                              Host: Rhett Baker

COST:  $75 per player (includes green & cart fees, prizes and reception)

You MUST register through the Carolinas GCSA – ONLINE ONLY at
You MUST register for the SE Regional Conference with Golf – NO GOLF ONLY!

Golf Information:

•    Augusta CC - Limited to first 50 two-man teams
•    Palmetto GC - Limited to first 35 two-man teams
•    You MUST sign up with a Partner
•    Net and gross flight winners will receive gift certificates
•    Foursomes will be assigned by the Carolinas GCSA
Augusta Country Club & Palmetto Golf Club requires spikeless/soft spike golf shoes.

Proper golf attire is required, no denim.

Schedule of Events:

Palmetto Golf Club
8:30 am         Registration & Warm Up
9:30 am         Shotgun Start
5:00 pm         Reception & Awards at Augusta Country Club

Augusta Country  Club

11:00 am       Registration & Warm Up

11:30 am       Lunch

12:30 pm      Shotgun Start

  5:00 pm      Reception & Awards 

 Thank you to our reception sponsor.

Southeast Regional Conference Itinerary
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Augusta Country Club, 655 Milledge Road, Augusta, GA  30904

Appropriate Dress:  Jackets Required
COST:   $100 (includes Conference & Lunch)

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

8:00 Welcoming Remarks
David Lee, Golf Course Superintendent, Hope Valley Country Club, Durham, NC
Greg Burleson, CGCS,  Augusta Country Club, Augusta, GA
Patrick O'Brien, SE Region Agronomist, USGA Green Section, Macon, GA

8:15 New Bunker Methods and Costs
Todd Lowe, SE Region Agronomist, Rotunda West, FL

8:45 Nozzle Knowledge - Getting the most out of your spray applications
Dr. Steve Kammerer, SE Region Director, Atlanta, GA

9:15 Nematodes – New Suppression Options are on the way
Dr. Bruce Martin, Professor Turfgrass Pathology, Clemson University, Florence, SC

9:45 USGA Update
Chris Hartwiger, Director Course Consulting Service, USGA Green Section, Birmingham, AL

10:00 Break

10:15 Hitting a Home Run with Forward Tees
Chris Hartwiger, Director Course Consulting Service, USGA Green Section, Birmingham, AL

10:45 A New Business Model for Public and Resort Golf
Bob Farren, CGCS,  Director of Grounds & Golf Course Maintenance, Pinehurst, NC

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
Matthew Williams, Executive Director, Georgia State Golf Association, Atlanta, GA
Speaker, Carolinas Chapter CMAA, Charlotte, NC
Kimberly Campuzano, Managing Director, Georgia Chapter CMAA, Canton, GA

11:50 Lunch

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

1:00 GCSAA Update:  New Labor and Water Regulations
Ron Wright, GCSAA SE Field Staff, Mobile, AL

1:30   Innovative Superintendents: Best Management Practice Discussions
Use of Soil Sensors to Help with Sustainable Management Practices
Paul Kaufmann, Superintendent, Prestwick Country Club, Myrtle Beach, SC

Use of Fairway Turf Colorants to Improve Winter Turf Quality and Presentation
Rob Vaughan, Superintendent, Brunswick Plantation, Calabash, NC

No-Till Fairway Conversions to Celebration Bermudagrass
Chris Steigelman, CGCS, The Landings Club, Skidaway Island, GA

Water Conservation through Improved Sprinkler Technology
Brian Powell, CGCS, Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, NC

Creating an Architectural Fit: Bunker Presentation at Pinehurst Course #2
John Jeffreys, Superintendent, Pinehurst Course #2, Pinehurst, NC

New Forward Tees at Moss Creek
Mitchell Wilkerson, CGCS, Director of Golf & Grounds Maintenance, Hilton Head Island, SC

2:45 Questions and Answers

3:00 Adjourn

Sheraton Augusta Hotel
1069 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA 30907
Phone: 706-396-1000 (Must mention Carolinas GCSA)
Rate: $129 King or Queen/Queen + tax
Online Reservations use this link:
Cutoff Date for discounted rate: March 10th

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