2018 Fall Field Day

 

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CGSA's 2018 Fall Field Day will be hosted by James Beebe at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club on Tuesday, September 18th.  There will also be a 9-hole event held on Monday, September 17th along with an educational seminar and CGSA / Toro Reception to be held at Willow Park Golf & Country Club, hosted by Brian Denomme.  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Sunday Monday Tuesday
Welcome to Alberta
Hosted by the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association
CGSA Seminar 
9-hole Best Ball Tournament
CGSA / TORO Reception

CGSA / Bayer Fall Field Day 
Breakfast 
18 hole National Championship Tournament
Fall Field Day Awards Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS

Specially negotiated rates of $149 per room per night are available for attendees of the CGSA Fall Field Day at the Delta Calgary South Hotel, located at 135 Southland Drive SE in Calgary.

The hotel is 15 minutes from downtown Calgary and 20 minutes from Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club.  It is close to the Chinook Centre for shopping and close to some of the city's best restaurants.  The hotel offers complementary WiFi and several dining options.

To book your accommodations please call the hotel directly at 403-278-5050 or click here to book online.

To view more information on the hotel please visit: http://www/marriott.com/hotels/travel/yycdc-delta-hoptels-calgary-south....

CGSA SEMINAR - 
GADGETS AND GIZMOS - HOW TO BEST USE MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY

Presented by Daniel O'Brien - Research Technician - The University of Arkansas

This seminar examines different technologies available to superintendetns for managing both plant health and playability.  Measurement devices capable of monitoring and communicating environmental conditions, diagnosign turgrass problems, and evaluating playing surface quality are discussed.  Specific devices include those used to quantify: soil moisture, light (photosynthetic), surface firmness, surface temperature, ball roll distance and trueness.  Unmanned aerial vehicles (aka drones), various smartphone apps, and other practical resources are also covered.  The goal of this seminar is to help superintendents better understand and employ tools that can improve both the quantity and quality of information available to them on a daily basis.

Daniel O'Brien, Research Technician, Dept. of Horticulture, University of Arkansas

Originally from Birmingham, AL, Daniel became interested in turfgrass management during high school, went on to study turf at Auburn University and graduated with a BS in Agronomy and Soils in 2005.  He worked in teh sports turf industry in both Maryland and Alabama, before joing the Turfgrass Science Program at the University of Arkansas in 2013 as both a research technician and graduate student.  In 2017, he completed in MS in Horticulture, with research focused on technologies for evaluating putting green surface characteristics, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D.  Daniel resides in Fayetteville, AR with with his wife Jacquelyn and children Maggie, Jack and Ellie.  He oversees the day to day operating of Dr. Douglas Karcher's turfgrass research program which has a strong emphasis on wetting agent use in sand-based putting greens.
 

AGSA - Welcome to Alberta Event

The AGSA will be providing transportation from the Delta Calgary South hotel to the Priddis Greens Turfcare Facility.  Here you'll have the opportunity to catch up and network with colleagues while enjoying some food and beverage.


sponsorship opportunities

Several partnership opportunities are currently available for the Fall Field Day event.  Those include tee sponsorships, coffee breaks, beverage cart service, seminar or diner.  If you have an idea that you'd like to include at the Fall Field Day let us know today!

Please contact Barb Manifold at bmanifold [at] golfsupers [dot] com or 416-626-8873, ext 225 to discuss.


Current sponors