Fall And Winter Educational Opportunities

By Patrick O’Brien, director, Southeast Region
October 2, 2013

Expert training helps you make the most of your education. Numerous conferences and events will be held throughout the Southeast region this fall and winter for those wanting to further enhance their skills. Most of these conferences provide one to three days of meetings with numerous activities, from seminars on specific topics to extensive regional updates on current trends. Besides high quality education, networking opportunities are a big plus for all attendees. See the list below for educational opportunities in your area and mark your calendar.


October 3-4  

Experience Green  

Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Visit www.experiencegreen.org

October 29-31  

Alabama Turfgrass Conference & Tradeshow  

Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center, Auburn, Ala.

Visit www.alaturfgrass.org

November 4-5  

Georgia GCSA Annual Meeting & Golf Championship  

Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga.

Visit www.ggcsa.com

November 11-13  

Mississippi Turf & Landscape Conference and Tradeshow  

Bost Conference Center @ Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss.

Visit www.pss.msstate.edu/workshops/turf/

November 18-20  

Carolinas GCSA Annual Trade Show  

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.



January 7-8  

Tennessee Turfgrass Association Conference & Tradeshow  

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, Tenn.

Visit www.ttaonline.org

Source: Patrick O’Brien (patobrien@usga.org) and Chris Hartwiger (chartwiger@usga.org)

Information on the USGA’s Turf Advisory Service

Contact the Green Section Staff

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment

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