Golf Course Management

FEB 2017

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

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 105 of 127

92 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 02.17 Nebraska Golf Day on Nov. 21, 2016, featured a ceremony at the state capitol in Lincoln. Representatives from the Nebraska GCSA and allied associations attended the event. Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, third from right, presented a proclamation of Nebraska Golf Day to Nebraska GCSA executive director Katy Boggs (third from left). Also present was Nebraska GCSA president-elect Ryan Krings (far left), GCSAA Class A superintendent at Country Club of Lincoln and a 20-year GCSAA member. The Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association has published "Best Management Practices for Carolinas Golf Courses," a nearly 300-page text that puts the best region-specific science and knowledge at the fingertips of members. The manual, co-authored by researchers from Clemson University (Bert McCarty, Ph.D., left) and North Carolina State University (Jim Kerns, Ph.D.), was unveiled at the association's annual conference and trade show in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in November. "We are extremely proud of this manual and what it stands for," says new Carolinas GCSA (industry news) president Adam Charles, superintendent at The Preserve at Verdae in Greenville, S.C. "It is an excellent reference tool for superintendents, but just as importantly, it clearly dem- onstrates just how committed we are to the environmental and economic sustainability of the game. The two go hand in hand." Charles says the BMP manual is an impressive record to place in front of lawmakers, regulators and others who make decisions affecting the golf industry. "They will see from their very first glance just how seriously we take our responsibilities — not just to our facility, but to the surround- ing community," he says. The manual was paid for by money raised in the annual Rounds 4 Research auction, which sells donated tee times online to generate funds for turfgrass re- search and related efforts. Rounds 4 Research was created by the Carolinas GCSA before going national several years ago under the auspices of the Environmental Institute for Golf. Manuals were delivered as a service to superintendent and assistant superintendent members in November. With its partners Shanghai KeHua Sports Promotional Co. and Beijing iRENA Group , STRI Group launched its new Chinese company, Shanghai Tizan Turf Science , at an event in December at the Century Park football facility in Shanghai. Hosted by Joanna Roper, the director general of the Department for International Trade for the United King- dom, and Xiaohua Lin, vice president of the Chinese Football Association (CFA), the launch was attended by members of the English Premier League, The Football Association (FA) and several Chinese football clubs and government officials. The new company, which has multiple projects underway, is serving the industry with a design, build, supply and operate Wiedenmann North America was honored as Importer of the Year for 2014 and 2015 at an awards ceremony last June in Munich, Germany. Headquar- tered in Savannah, Ga., Wiedenmann North America is the North American distributor for Wiedenmann GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment. Pictured, from left to right, are Jordy Smith, West Coast territory manager; Will Wolverton, general manager of Wiedenmann North America; Jeremy Stafne, Midwest territory manager; Juergen Wiedenmann, owner of Wiedenmann GmbH; Brad Boaz, East Coast territory manager; and Karl Wiedenmann, sales manager at Wiedenmann GmbH. Impressive IMPORTER Nebraska Golf Day

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Golf Course Management - FEB 2017