Golf Course


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 5
More with Less Against the Grain, bucking traditional methods to save money and help the bottom line – Matt Gourlay
Learn how Colbert Hills has used MLSN and growth potential to promote healthy turfgrasses with minimal inputs. Increase your value at your course by saving money on fertilizer, water, electricity, labor, fuel, etc.

1:00PM - 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
USGA Year in Review:  USGA Research Management Tool – Brian Whitlark, Larry Gilhuly, Jeremy Casebolt
The USGA has long been directly invested in the future of the game. Looking simply at the golf course maintenance side of the business, we have invested more the $40 million dollars into research over the past 95 years. The science-based work has resulted in better grasses and maintenance techniques that improved golf’s playing surfaces. The Resource Management Tool is another chapter in that long history. We believe in continuing to use science and technology to move the game forward. 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.

3:00PM - 4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
100th PGA Championship– Carlos Arraya
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8:00AM - 9:30AM, Thursday, December 6
Panel Roundtable– Roch Gaussoin, Kevin Atkinson, Matt Gourlay, Sean McCue, Carlos Arraya
Roundtable Discussion

10:00AM - 11:00AM, Thursday, December 6
Bio Stimulants –Roch Gaussoin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1 Credit 206)
Biostimulant, it its simplest definition, is anything that stimulates life. For turf managers we will define a biostimulant as anything the helps grass growth, exclusive of nutrients. Biostimulant products, including growth regulators, and research associated with their use in turfgrass will be discussed

11:00AM - 1:00PM, Thursday, December 6
Greens Renovation – Sean McCue
Using politics and communication tools to effectively sell a major golf course renovation to your membership.  A behind the scenes look at the work that took place leading up to the renovation and documentation of the work and processes along way.

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