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NINE HOLE MEETING
LEXINGTON GOLF CLUB
NOVEMBER 6, 2017

BOB DEMBEK
Superintendent

The final golf meeting of the year will be held at the Lexington Golf Club in Lexington, MA, November 6.  This year's event will be a bramble.

The weather could be warm, cold, sunny, windy, calm and combinations of each.  Regardless, it's a day of fun for all who make this their last event of the year.  For others, it's a "warm-up" for cold weather golf.

Our speaker will be Jesse Diamond, representing the pesticide bureau, who will speak about what to expect during an inspection of pesticide use and storage at your facility.

SCHEDULE

Board Meeting                        8:00 AM          
Registration                             9:30 AM
Meeting and *Education     10:00 AM
Shotgun Start                        11:00 AM 
Lunch and Prizes                   after golf 
* Jesse Diamond, MA Pesticide Bureau                                             
                COST                   $55.00
                RETIREE              $30.00
                LUNCH ONLY    $25.00


 
   REGISTRATION DEADLINE
      NOON, NOVEMBER 1

Click Here to Register

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Upcoming events

NEXT MEETING
WALPOLE COUNTRY CLUB
OCTOBER 18, 2017

Kevin Whalley, Superintendent

Please note the date change.  This meeting was originally scheduled for October 19.

This event will be our member-member and will be a two person scramble.You can register yourself and a partner as well as two others who will play as partners in the same group.


Our speaker will be Jason VanBuskirk, President and Founder of Turf Cloud.  Many know Jason from his time as a superintendent and as an active business person servicing many in our industry.  Jason will review the new website and explain how it functions. Your feedback is important and will help make the site more useful.  Please bring your ideas for making the website more valuable.

SCHEDULE
BOARD MEETING                                                                   7:30 AM

REGISTRATION                                                              9:00 -9:30 AM
MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND SPEAKER                    9:30 - 10:00 AM
PRACTICE FACILITY AVAILABLE                                            10:00 AM

SHOTGUN START WITH BOX LUNCH                                  11:00 AM
BUFFET AND CASH BAR AFTER GOLF - GOLF ATTIRE

                             COST:        $95.00 per person
                                                  50.00 retiree
                                                  15.00 lunch only
                                                  35.00 dinner only

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Noon, Friday, October 13

Click this link to Register Now!
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UMass Amherst
WINTER SCHOOL FOR TURF MANAGERS

UMass Amherst WINTER SCHOOL FOR TURF MANAGERS is a comprehensive professional certificate program that provides participants with the fundamentals essential to maintaining high quality turf systems based on environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility.

Winter School 2018 will run January 8 - February 16. Students attend classes full time, Monday through Friday, for about 32 hours each week. Courses are held at the UMass Amherst campus and are taught by UMass faculty and staff and select guest lecturers.

Who should attend? Practitioners who want to expand their knowledge and practical skills but are unable to schedule a degree program. Turf and grounds managers who desire to take their career to the next level. Those who want to learn about the profession and enter the field.

For eligible private sector employers in Massachusetts, Winter School tuition may be partially reimbursed through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Grant Program. Employers should submit an online application to the Express Grant program at least 6 weeks in advance of UMass Winter School starting date. To find out if you qualify and to apply for benefits, visit http://workforcetrainingfund.org/programs/express-program. To find UMass Winter School in the list of Training Courses, go to  http://bit.ly/2x8wmBd
Space for Winter School 2018 is limited, but seats are still available. The preferred application deadline is October 31, 2017.

For more information visit
http://ag.umass.edu/turf and click on Education and Events, call (413) 545-5202, or email academicprograms@contined.umass.edu
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Questions or comments?  E-mail webmaster@umassturf.org
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ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS IN GOLF AWARDS (ELGA'S) LAUNCHED AUGUST 1st

The 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGAs) launched August 1st.

Demonstrate your environmental stewardship practices and apply today! These awards help drive the good of the superintendents’ profession as well as the recognition of their efforts.

Visit GCSAA’s ELGA page online where you can view the criteria and scoring process for 2017 and submit your application. Invest in your profession and submit your ELGA application by September 30th, 2017. The GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Awards are generously sponsored by Syngenta through the EIFG.

Benefits of the awards include recognition for your stewardship practices, enhancement of the golf course management industry, and the display of your environmental leadership with your golf facility.  ELGA applicants help GCSAA and your chapter advocate for the superintendent profession. Your efforts help to demonstrate that golf courses are professionally managed landscapes providing valuable green space within local communities and watersheds in your area.
 
For more information about either item contact Mark Johnson at the information below:
 
                    Mark Johnson, Associate Director       
                         Environmental Programs
                       Golf Course Superintendents
                           Association of America
                        1421 Research Park Drive
                            Lawrence, KS  66049
                         800.472.7878, ext. 5161
                           785.312.5161 Direct

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Canadian and U.S. golf course superintendents will face off in this point-quota competition to be held in New Jersey, Oct. 22-24, at two championship golf clubs: Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield and Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. Bayer Environmental Science is the presenting sponsor of the event.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE
CAN AM CUP


‚ÄčRegistration opens for
Can Am Cup golf event

Canadian and U.S. golf course superintendents face off in October at two top New Jersey clubs

Lawrence, Kan. (June 20, 2017) – Registration is now open (June 20) for golf course superintendents from Canada and the United States who want to compete in the Can Am Cup. The point-quota competition will be held in New Jersey, Oct. 22-24, at two championship golf clubs: Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield and Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. Bayer Environmental Science is the presenting sponsor of the event.

“We are thrilled to offer this first Can Am Cup competition, where we will bring together golf course superintendents from the national associations of these two countries in the spirit of fun and unity,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of GCSAA. “We appreciate the support of many of our loyal business partners, and we also thank everyone at Baltusrol Golf Club and Canoe Brook Country Club for their support.”

Registration opened online at 1 p.m. (Eastern) for members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA). For more information and to register, visit  www.thecanamcup.com. The $525 USD cost covers two rounds of golf and many extras.

Space is limited and will be capped at 120 players from each country. Participants will be paired according to USGA or Golf Canada official handicaps and will enjoy two rounds of golf and have the opportunity to earn continuing education points on Monday and Tuesday before play.

“This is our first event joining superintendents from both Canada and the United States in competition. There is excitement to participate from those on both sides of the border,” said Jim Flett, AGS, CGSA president. “We look forward to all of the experiences available for Can Am Cup registrants.”

About GCSAA and the EIFG

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org. or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About CGSA

In 1966, Canadian superintendents organized themselves to form the Canadian Golf

Superintendents Association. Now with more than 1,000 members, it is a national organization dedicated to promoting and supporting golf course superintendents and turfgrass specialists in Canada. CGSA hosts the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference each year, helps sponsor research projects through its participation in the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation and produces several publications, including its official national publication, GreenMaster. The association is an active participant, along with five other national golf associations, in the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA). The association is an active participant, along with five other national golf associations, in the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA).  Visit www.golfsupers.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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