GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF CAPE COD

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Upcoming Events

    • January 20, 2022
    • Pinehills Golf Club
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    GCSACC Winter Education
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Pinehills Golf Club, Plymouth, MA
    Host:  Joe Felicetti, CGCS

    8:00 am:  Registration

    8:30 am:  Welcome and Association Updates - Muffins, Danish, donuts, coffee will be provided

    8:45 am-9:45am:  Tyler Bloom, Workforce Development Consultant
    Workforce Development for the Golf Industry
    Finding talent continues to be a top priority for the club industry whether for entry level or assistant management.  Listen to independent consultant, Tyler Bloom, discuss best practices relating to recruitment and retention.  

    9:50 am-10:50 am:  Dr. Michelle DaCosta, University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor
    Optimizing Physiological Defenses to Enhance Turfgrass Stress Tolerance
    Turfgrasses experience numerous abiotic stresses during the growing season, including extremes in temperature, water availability, and traffic. This presentation will focus on the plant physiological mechanisms that turfgrasses utilize to combat common abiotic stresses. The effects of agronomic practices and supplemental plant health products for optimizing turfgrass defense mechanisms will also be discussed.

    10:50 am -11:10 am:  Break

    11:10 am-12:10 pm:  Dr Olga Kostromytska, University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor
    Annual bluegrass weevil management updates: optimal timing and available options.
    Annual bluegrass weevil remains one of the most destructive insect-pest on the golf courses in the Northeast. The talk will review the updates on the ABW research, available options, and approaches that help to optimize ABW management. The talk will focus on monitoring strategies, the use and efficacy of available biorational and biological approaches, and strategies to reduce conventional insecticide use while managing ABW.

    12:15 pm-1:15 pm:  John Daniels, United States Golf Association Agronomist
    2021 Year in Review and Planning for 2022
    Highlights from travels throughout the Northeast
    Learning Objectives:

    • Provide a recap of the challenges and successes from the past year
    • Share useful tricks and tips to improve growing environments
    • Strategies for improving fungicide performance
    • Give an update on USGA Green Section research projects and initiatives
    • Review recent USGA education material

    Lunch to follow

    *Approved for 3 contact hours for Mass. Pesticide Credits and .45 GCSAA education points.

    Cost: $65 per person;  Life Members are free 

    Non-members/crew members are also welcome to attend.

    Please register by 12 noon on Tuesday, January 18th

    *Please note: Pinehills GC is requiring face masks.  They will be abiding by the town of Plymouth's mandate requiring face masks at all public indoor settings.

    To avoid charges, kindly give 48 hours notice if you need to cancel.

    • January 27, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Barn at Southers Marsh
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    GCSACC Winter Fun Day at The Barn at Southers Marsh

    Thursday, January 27, 2022

    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Price:  $55 per person- includes golf, food and prizes.  Cash bar.

    Attendees can also take part in the 9 -hole virtual course once you download the Toptracer Range app.  With Toptracer Range, guests can compete against friends, play virtual courses, and receive instant shot feedback on interactive game screens.

    *This event is limited to 36 players.  

    Please register by Tuesday, January 25th by 12 noon


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