Golf Course Management

JAN 2018

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142 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.18 Center, San Antonio Phone: 800-472-7878 Website: Feb. 27-28 — Idaho GCSA Spring Meeting and Trade Show, Boise Phone: 406-273-0791 Website: March 22-23 — Southeast Regional Conference & Golf Outing, Winston-Salem, N.C. Phone: 800-476-4272 Website: To find out whether you can receive education points for any of these upcoming programs, go to the external education listings in the Education section of www. We want to know about your event in advance. To submit an entry for "Coming Up," please send your information five to six months before you'd like to see it in the magazine. We run event information for three months. Send a contact name if all details are not final. Contact GCM, Attention: Coming Up, 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049; call 785-832- 3638; or email ON THE MOVE ARIZONA Clay S. McKinley, f ormerly (A) at The Club at Las Campanas, is now (A) at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club in Sierra Vista. CALIFORNIA Christopher Bien, formerly (B) at PGA West-Greg Norman Course, is now (B) at PGA West-Private Golf Courses in La Quinta. Gary A. Bley, formerly (C) at Pauma Val - ley Country Club, is now (C) at The Grand Golf Club in San Diego. Cavin Brown, formerly (A) at Seascape Golf Club, is now (A) at Saratoga Country Club in Saratoga. Javier Campos, formerly (C) at California Golf Club of San Francisco, is now (B) at California Golf Club of San Francisco in South San Francisco. Jason M. Decker, formerly (SW) at Michigan State University, is now (SW) at Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine. Florida Ralph Dain Not only was the check that Nick Kearns received on be - half of the Florida GCSA large in dimension, but it was for a significant amount of money too — $15,614. From 2016 to 2017, the Florida GCSA increased its revenue in the Environmen - tal Institute for Golf's Rounds 4 Research auction by more than $13,000. The growth was so dramatic that Kearns — di - rector of green and grounds at The Oaks Club in Osprey, Fla., and an 18-year GCSAA mem - ber — was asked to speak to attendees at GCSAA's annual Chapter Delegates Meeting in November at the Kansas City Airport Hilton. Kearns was quick to point to the work of those who dedi - cated time to serving on the committee that steered the state's Rounds 4 Research initiatives. He also praised all 11 chapters in the state association for unifying to work together toward a common goal of raising funds rather than working independently. Kearns was steadfast in his pursuit of facilities to make donations, and he organized like-minded individuals around the cause. The group ultimately garnered 116 rounds for the auction. Its total number of rounds the previous year was fewer than 20. A perk of 2017's auction was an incentive from Target Specialty Products, which offered to pay for a participating facility's representative to attend the 2018 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio. The Florida GCSA entered all participating facilities into a drawing and selected the winner during a board meeting. The lucky facility was Bent Tree Country Club in Sarasota, from the Suncoast chapter. As efforts ramp up for the 2018 Rounds 4 Research auction, April 30-May 6, Kearns has set his sights on surpassing 2017's achievements. At the conclusion of his presentation to the chapter delegates, Kearns said Florida will aim to raise at least $20,000 in 2018. I'm confident that, with the passion Nick has for this cause, no goal is out of reach. Another big check, please! For the latest updates from all of GCSAA's field staff representatives, go to community/regions. Nick Kearns of the Florida GCSA accepts a check for the chapter's efforts in the 2017 Rounds 4 Research auction. Presenting the check are Darren Davis, CGCS, GCSAA vice president (left), and Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. At the podium is Mischia Wright, associate director of the Environmental Institute for Golf. Photo by Ralph Dain (in the field) MEMBERS ONLY

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