USGA SE Regional Conference & Golf

March 24 - 25, 2014                             REGISTER HERE

The Carolinas GCSA in conjunction with the USGA SE Regional Conference will host golf at Pinehurst Resort Course #8 on Monday, March 24th .  The USGA SE Regional Conference will be held at The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort on Tuesday, March 25th. Attendees will register for BOTH golf and the USGA SE Regional Conference through the Carolinas GCSA.

Monday Golf Outing
Venue: Course #8

Hosts: Bob Farren, CGCS
             Jeff Hill, CGCS


Cost:  $75 per player

Schedule of Events:
11 am - 12:15 pm            Registration & Warm Up
12:30 pm                           Shotgun Start
5:00 pm                              Reception & Awards  
    

Golf Information
Limited to first 120 registrants
NO overflow course will be provided
Two-man best-ball team event
Six flights of ten teams
Net and gross flight winners will receive gift certificates
If you don't have a partner we will pair by handicap
Foursomes will be assigned by the Carolinas GCSA



Tuesday, USGA SE Regional Conference

Venue:  The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst,  NC

Cost:  $75

7:00   REGISTRATION
           Coffee and Danish
           MORNING SESSION
           Moderator: Patrick O’Brien, SE Region Director,
          USGA Green Section, Griffin, GA

8:00     WELCOMING REMARKS
           Brian Powell, CGCS, President, Carolinas GCSA
           Bob Farren, CGCS Director of GC & Grounds Management
           Patrick O’Brien, SE Region Director, USGA Green Section
 
8:15     AN OVERVIEW OF THE RESTORATION AT PINEHURST COURSE #2
            Bob Farren, CGCS & Kevin Robinson, CGCS
            Pinehurst Course #2

8:30    PANEL DISCUSSION:
          HOW  IT’S DONE: PREPARING FOR BACK TO BACK US OPENS
          Bob Farren,  CGCS, Kevin Robinson, CGCS, Alan Owen & John Jeffreys
          Course #2 Staff, Pinehurst Resort
 
9:00    HOW IT’S DONE: COURSE SETUP FOR THE 2014 US WOMEN’S OPEN
           Ben Kimball, Director, US Women’s Open Championship USGA, Far Hills, NJ

9:30    HOW IT’S DONE: OUTSIDE THE ROPES AT THE US OPENS
           Leighton Schwob, Director, US Open Operations, Pinehurst, NC

10:00     BREAK

10:15    BALLS IN THE ROUGH AT COURSE #2 – BERMUDAGRASS "OUT” AND NATIVE PLANTS” IN”
            Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, Asst. Professor, Crop Science, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

10:35    PACE OF PLAY – EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW  BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
            Chris Hartwiger, Senior Agronomist, USGA Green Section, Birmingham, AL
    
11:00     NEW STRATEGIES FOR NEMATODE SUPPRESSION
            Dr. Bruce Martin, Professor of Turfgrass Pathology, Clemson University

11:15     CAROLINAS GOLF UPDATE
             Jack Nance, Executive Director Carolinas Golf Association,
             Happ Lathrop, SCGA Executive Director
             Jennifer O’Brien, WSCGA Executive Director
             Ron Schmid, Executive Director Carolinas PGA
             Corinne Grimaldi, Managing Director Carolinas Chapter CMAA
             Ron Wright, CGCS, GCSAA SE Field Staff
             Timothy Kreger, Executive Director, Carolinas GCSA
 
11:50    LUNCH

         AFTERNOON SESSION
         Moderator: Kathy Gordon, SE Director USGA Regional Affairs

1:00    VERY CANDID LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
          Pat Jones, Publisher, Golf Course Industry and Lawn & Landscape, Cleveland, OH

1:45    A GCSAA PERSPECTIVE:  FEDERAL ISSUES  IMPACTING THE GOLF INDUSTRY
         Chava McKeel, Director, Government Relations, GCSAA, Lawrence, KS

2:15     2014 US AMATEUR: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
           Ken Mangum, CGCS, Director of GC & Grounds
           Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, GA

2:45    ROUNDS FOR RESEARCH
          Timothy Kreger, Executive Director, Carolinas GCSA
 
3:00    WHAT’S NEW WITH THE USGA COURSE CONSULTING SERVICE
          Chris Hartwiger, Senior Agronomist, USGA Green Section, Birmingham, AL    

3:15    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS    

3:20    ADJOURN


ACCOMMODATIONS

The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort

80 Carolina Vista Drive
Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone: 1-800-487-4653 Press the Conference/Convention Prompt
 
Single Occupancy
: $150 + 10% Resort Fee + Tax,    Bed & Breakfast Rate

Double Occupancy
: $88 + 10% Resort Fee +Tax ,   Bed & Breakfast Rate (per person)

Reservations must be made by Friday, February 28, 2014 to guarantee availability and pricing.



CANCELLATIONS
The Carolinas GCSA must be notified of any cancellations at least 5 business days prior to the event in order to receive a refund.