Pacific Northwest Green Section Conference

By Larry Gilhuly, director, Northwest Region
March 9, 2012

During the past several decades the USGA Green Section has conducted a regional conference in either Washington or Oregon in the spring. This conference is aimed at golf course superintendents, club officials, golf professionals, club managers and players. The conference this year will be conducted at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Oregon on Monday, March 26. The site of the conference this year is also the focus of this meeting as Waverley is in the midst of a major restoration program led by golf course architect Gil Hanse. We hope to see all of you in the Northwest Region as we discuss topics related to the game and golf course maintenance. In addition, a rare opportunity to do a walking tour of a golf course restoration will be available after lunch for those in attendance. The following is the program slated for the March 26 conference.


Fertilizers and Pesticides – Stay In Front or Get Ready to Be Run Over

Mr. Larry Gilhuly, Northwest Director, USGA Green Section


Looking in Two Directions When Dealing with Poa annua 

Mr. Derf Soller, Northwest Agronomist, USGA Green Section


Growing the Game – We Are All in This Together!

Mr. John Bodenhamer, USGA Senior Director, Rules and Competitions


Green Speed – Grass Needs to Be Alive to Produce a Good Surface!

Dr. Rob Golembiewski, Associate Professor, Oregon State University


Returning A Gem to Its Previous Glory – The Waverley Restoration

Mr. Gil Hanse, Golf Course Architect


Walking tour of Waverley course changes


For registration and information regarding this conference please contact Linda Whitworth at  or Larry Gilhuly at



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