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Golf Track


The Golf Track offers seminars of interest to those in the golf industry.

Attention RMGCSA attendees: Earn GCSAA Education Points from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for attending Tuesday workshops and Wednesday and Thursday sessions.

11:00AM-12:00PM, Wednesday, December 6
GCSAA Field Staff Update – David Phipps, GCSAA
David will present GCSAA Update information on the Grassroots Ambassador Program, Government Advocacy, Best Management Practices (BMP's), and Equipment Manager Membership.

2:00PM-3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
Understanding Potassium & Phosphorous Fertilization – Dr. Doug Soldat, University of Wisconsin - Madison(Category 206 – 1 Credit)
This presentation Dr. Soldat will cover the fundamentals of phosphorous and potassium nutrition golf turf, highlighting recent research results which are changing the way we think about these two nutrients.

3:00PM-4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
Low Input Management to produce Championship Conditions– Research Review – Chris Tritabaugh
Dr. Kreuser has made a name in academia for his work with Plant Growth Regulators.  In this presentation he will share his latest research on Plant Growth Regulators and how that helps us steward the environment and grow better turf.

8:00AM-9:00AM, Thursday, December 7
Golf Maintenance Forum– Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University; Kevin Atkinson
This super-charged discussion is lead by the audience on practices, philosophies and general questions frequently thought about but rarely asked.  This forum is a follow up to last year’s heated debate between successful superintendents and leading PHD speakers.  We welcome any and all questions related to our trials and tribulations of growing turf.

10:00AM-11:00AM, Thursday, December 7
USGA Resource Management –Instructor TBA, USGA
The USGA Resource Management Tool is a web based product that will help Superintendents accurately measure a golf facility's consumption of resources(such as labor, water, fuel)down to a very defined area.  Using this data will help facilities manage their maintenance in a way that reduces costs while improving the golfer experience.

11:00AM-1:00PM, Thursday, December 7
Irrigation Audit – Steve Southard, City of Loveland
Efficient use of water on a golf course or sports field keeps turf managers busy.  The cost of labor for hand watering, not to mention the price of water itself, makes this an area where your facility may be spending more than in the past.  Learn how 3 golf courses in Northern Colorado  are getting more uniform distribution of water and reducing operating costs.  Learn the steps to perform your own irrigation stress tests – from using fewer catch cans to slashing the time spent to perform tests – and what you need to know before you start.  While wetting agents and hand watering are normal, join us to find ways you may be able to reduce these practices, keep quality playing and field conditions and enjoy a better bottom line.
 

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