Golf Course Management

JAN 2019

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58 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.19 Educational highlights at the 2019 Golf Industry Show will include 89 fee-based seminars — 38 of them new — 21 free sessions and more than 420 hours of overall education. For more information on all of the offerings in San Diego, go to . highlights Five San Diego standouts welcome GCSAA Golf Championships In 1993, San Diego played host to the GCSAA Golf Championships for the first time. With that year's education conference and trade show setting up shop in Anaheim, Calif., tournament participants headed south to take on four area courses: Carlton Oaks Country Club, Eastlake Country Club, Steele Canyon Golf Club and Mount Woodson Country Club. the brightest turfgrass science students, Turf Bowl XXV (aka the annual GCSAA Col - legiate Turf Bowl) will take place Thursday morning, Feb. 7, following the traditional breakfast for student competitors and their advisers. This is the 10th year that the Turf Bowl has been presented in partnership with John Deere Golf. The competition itself should be business as usual, but students and their faculty advisers should be aware of some important procedural changes that will be implemented at the Turf Bowl Kickoff Recep - tion, which takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Every team that intends to participate in the Turf Bowl must register. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. — 30 minutes earlier than last year — at the reception location. All team members must be present, and each student participating in the competition will register by presenting his or her GIS badge. All Turf Bowl participants must be student members of GCSAA. Any student who is not a GCSAA member can join the association at the GIS registration booth. Also on Wednesday eve - ning, a GCSAA photographer will take photos of the Turf Bowl teams, and students should dress appropriately. Remember Auburn's (almost) matching ties in 2018? Remember Auburn's big win in 2018? Dress for success! — Teresa Carson, GCM science editor Overcoming challenges, labor focus of Turfgrass Talk Show The Turfgrass Talk Show — set for 3-5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 — will take a citric turn as superintendents and golf course profes - sionals discuss how to cope "When Given a Lemon." Panelists from near (Michigan, Florida) and far (France, Singapore) will discuss mak - ing their course playable after a hurricane; rebuilding a golf course and preparing it for the Ryder Cup; and the challenge of hosting back-to-back golf tournaments. Panelists and audience will interact to discuss how to over - come obstacles. New this year will be a lineup of rapid-fire talks on staffing and labor. This interactive session will feature a live band and reception afterward. Hosts It's appropriate, then, that the 2019 GCSAA Golf Championships, Feb. 2-4, will return to San Diego, 25 years after that first visit. It won't be the only silver anniversary being celebrated in Southern California, however — 1993 also marked the first year The Toro Co. served as the event's present - ing partner, a role the company has continued uninterrupted since then. Amid those anniversary celebrations, par - ticipants in the GCSAA Golf Championships will get to enjoy five of San Diego's must-play layouts, whether they're taking part in the 36- hole National Championship, flighted play in the Golf Classic, the Four-Ball team event or the fun Scramble Tournament. Both rounds of the National Champion - ship will be contested on the Champions Course at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. That facility's other 18-hole track, the Legends Course, is also on the rotation for the tourna - ment. Other GCSAA Golf Championships ven - ues are Aviara Golf Club, the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course and Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. — Scott Hollister, GCM editor-in-chief Turf Bowl returns for 25th year Marking 25 years of the thrills and chills of academic competition among the best and

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