Save These Dates: USGA SE Regional Meeting March 21-22 February 22, 2011 By Patrick O'Brien & Chris Hartwiger

Plans are set for the 2011 USGA Regional Meeting on March 21-22, 2011.  Co-sponsors of this meeting include the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, Carolinas Golf Association, and the South Carolina Golf Association.  This meeting would be enjoyable for anyone associated with golf, including superintendents, club managers, golf professionals, golf course owners, architects, Green and Golf Committees, and any golfer interested in the topics. 

The Lineup

March 21 – Golf at Carolina Country Club.    

The format is a two-person best-ball. Cost is $65 per person and includes green and cart fees, prizes, and a reception.  Registration is limited to 120 golfers. 

March 22 – Meeting at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park 

The meeting will be held at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, and the registration fee is $70.  The meeting features many distinguished speakers: 

Mr. Tim Kreger, CGCSA - Rounds for Research – Year 2 

Mr. Richard Mandell, Golf course architect - Returning the Game to Affordability – How Less Can Actually Be More 

Mr. Tony Mancuso, Cherokee Town & Country Club – The Big Change at Cherokee Town and Country Club 

Dr. Bert McCarthy, Clemson University - Sunlight Requirements of the Ultradwarfs and Related Research 

Mr. Gene McClure, USGA Executive Committee - USGA Update 

Mr. Kevin Robinson, Superintendent Pinehurst Course #2 – Turning Back the Clock at Pinehurst #2 

Dr. Dennis Sheppard, DuPont Professional Product Support - Definition of Green 

Dr. Lane Tredway, North Carolina State University - Creeping Bentgrass Greens: What's the Game Plan for 2011? 

Dr. Christina Wells, Clemson University - Turfgrass Roots 101 

Mr. Chris Hartwiger, USGA Green Section - Putting Green Performance Pyramid and USGA Green Section Record 2.0 

Mr. Patrick O’Brien, USGA Green Section - A Time for Change 


How to Register

Early reservations are suggested as this Regional Meeting historically sells out. To view a brochure of the program, click on this link: /content/dam/usga/pdf/imported/course-care/2011%20USGA%20Education%20Brochure%20FINAL.pdf.  Simply print out this brochure and FAX or mail to the CGCSA office to pre-register.

Registration forms are also available from the Carolinas GCSA or USGA SE Region offices. These can also be faxed or mailed to the Carolinas GCSA office to complete the registration process.  Pesticide credits for superintendents and recertification points for PGA professionals will be available for attendees. Jackets are required for the men, and registration fees and lunch are included in the $70 fee.

Source: Patrick O'Brien 770-229-8125 or  and Chris Hartwiger 205-444-5079 or