Golf Course Management

JAN 2014

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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Value added: trade show options abound in Orlando The new golf course products and services that will pack the Orange Country Convention Center may be the stars of the trade show during the 2014 Golf Industry Show, but there will be plenty of other standout performers for attendees to experience during their time in Orlando. From cutting-edge education to free consultations with golf course architects and builders to the popular Silent Auction, the options will be almost limitless during the two days of trade show activity. For all the details, visit www.golfndustryshow.com, but here are some of the highlights. Under construction GIS trends Superintendents facing the prospect of an upcoming project on their golf course, either now or in the future, will want to stop by the Design and Construction Center. Presented by GCSAA, the National Golf Course Owners Association, the American Society of Golf Course Architects and the Golf Course Builders Association of America, this educational area will feature fve presentations both days of the show focused on real-life examples of how changes in course design and the use of existing land can attract and retain players. Complimentary design consultations will also be available. Attendees will be able to discuss options for renovation or restoration projects with ASGCA and GCBAA members. Half-hour appointments can be scheduled in advance by emailing D&CC@gcsaa.org. 96 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.14 Class is in session A pair of popular walk-up education sessions — Answers on the Hour and Tech Tips on the Half — will return in Orlando, offering attendees short, focused educational opportunities live on the trade show foor. The sessions are included as a part of the full conference registration package. Answers on the Hour sessions will cover a broad variety of topics, from agronomic to business management to ways superintendents can positively impact the pace of play on their golf courses. Tech Tips on the Half will take attendees inside the latest technological tools and trends, with sessions on social media, apps specifcally tailored to superintendents and how to properly manage your online brand. Taking tech for a spin The Test Drive Technology Center also returns in Orlando. Presented in partnership with Floratine, this area will give attendees background on some of the newest technologies that can help make their lives easier. Superintendents who have actually used some of these technologies in the feld will also be available to answer questions and consult on how golf operations can beneft from technological advances. For more information on trade show offerings, visit www.golfndustryshow.com.

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