Save These Dates: USGA SE Regional Meeting March 26-27 February 29, 2012 By Patrick O'Brien & Chris Hartwiger

Plans are set for the 2012 USGA Regional Meeting on March 26-27, 2012 at the Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC. Co-sponsors of this meeting include the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, Carolinas Golf Association, and the South Carolina Golf Association. Everyone associated with golf will find this meeting enjoyable and educational including superintendents, club managers, golf professionals, golf course owners, architects, Green and Golf Committees, and any golfer interested in the topics. 

The Line Up

March 26 – Golf at Grandover Resort  

The format is a two-person best-ball. Cost is $80 per person and includes green and cart fees, prizes, and a reception. Golfers also must register for the conference to participate. Registration is limited to 120 golfers. 

March 27 – Meeting at Grandover Resort 

The meeting will be held at the Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC and the registration fee is $70. The meeting features many distinguished speakers: 

Mr. Tim Kreger, CGCSA - Rounds for Research – Year 3 

Mr. Richard Mandell, golf course architect - Can Golf Be Affordable yet Appealing and Profitable as Well? 

Mr. John Maginnes, PGA Tour Network – Maginnes On Tap: Live Edition  

Mr. Bradley Klein, Golfweek Magazine - Golf, a Great Game But a Lousy Business?  

Mr. Bradley Klein, Golfweek Magazine - Golf Architecture 101   

Mr. Gene McClure, USGA Executive Committee - USGA Update 

Dr. Fred Yelverton, North Carolina State University – Poa annua: New Control Options   

Dr. Grady Miller, North Carolina State University - New Bentgrass Varieties - A Glimpse into the Future 

Dr. Lane Tredway, North Carolina State University - Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens - Game Plan for 2012 

Dr. Haibo Liu, Clemson University - Research Update of Foliar Nutrition of Turfgrasses 

Dr. Michael Kenna, USGA Green Section - USGA Green Section Research Update 


How to Register

Early reservations are suggested as this Regional Meeting historically sells out. Sign up is best done on the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents website ( Simply click on the meeting event located on the home page calendar of events. Members and non-members can sign up from this location.

Registration forms also are available from the Carolinas GCSA or USGA SE Region offices. These also can 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 recommended 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