COURSE CARE
Green Committee University: March 4-7, 2014 February 18, 2014 By John Foy

The USGA Green Section is hosting four half-day education programs targeted at educating course officials on golf course management topics. This seminar is designed for golf course officials, green committee members, golf course superintendents, club managers, owners, golf professionals, golf association officials and interested golfers. 

Registration deadline is soon, so don’t wait. Sign up now! Continuing education credits are offered for members of the GCSAA (.35), PGA (5) and CMAA (3).

To register officials from your course, contact Shelly Foy at 772-546-2620 orsfoy@usga.org. You can also register online with a credit card at https://www.usga.org/register using the following event codes: Heritage Oaks –0304,Timuquana– 0305,PGA National – 0306, Pelican Preserve – 0307.

Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club – Sarasota, Fla.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 ( Registration deadline February 27th)

$53.50 ($50 registration plus $3.50 sales tax) *In support of this workshop, the West Coast and Suncoast chapters of the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association will reimburse registration for two people per club for the first 25 clubs that register. Pay the registration fee up front, and reimbursement will be provided the day of the workshop.

Timuquana Country Club – Jacksonville, Fla.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 ( Registration deadline February 28th)

$42.80 ($40 registration plus $2.80 sales tax)

PGA National Resort and Spa – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 ( Registration deadline March 2nd)

$63.60 ($60 registration plus $3.60 sales tax)

Pelican Preserve –Fort Myers, Fla.

Friday, March 7, 2014 ( Registration Deadline March 3rd)

$63.60 ($60 registration plus $3.60 sales tax)

Green Committee University Program 2014  

7:30     REGISTRATION, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00     OPENING REMARKS AND USGA GREEN SECTION UPDATE  

8:15     PACE OF PLAY: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK  Patrick O’Brien, director, Southeast Region, USGA Green Section  

8:45     IS IT TIME FOR A FACELIFT? The most common Florida renovation and updating needs – Todd Lowe, senior agronomist, Florida Region, USGA Green Section  

9:30     WATER CONSERVATION AND DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLANNING: EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE DOING IT – John Foy, director, Florida Region, USGA Green Section    

10:00    BREAK

10:15   BMP'S:  WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY DO THEY MATTER?  Ralph Dain, Field Staff, Regional Representative Florida, GCSAA      

10:45   TOP TEN THINGS EVERY GOLFER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TURF MANAGEMENT – Patrick O’Brien, USGA    

11:15    SEASONAL COMPLAINTS: THEY DON’T JUST HAPPEN AT YOUR COURSE! - Todd Lowe, USGA

11:45    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  

12:00    LUNCH  

 Dress Code: Jackets Requested  

Source: John Foy (jfoy@usga.org)

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