2018 Fall Field Day

 

Here is the Schedule of Events 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Welcome to Alberta Event

Hosted by the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association

Priddis Greens Turfcare Centre
Priddis Greens G & CC
Approximately 20 minutes from hotel

BUSSES will depart from the Delta at 5:30 and 6:00 pm

Return will depart Priddis at 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

9:00 am -
12:30 pm
CGSA Seminar -
Gadgets and Gizmos
Willow Park Golf & Country Club
639 Willow Park Drive SE
Calgary
Approximately 5 minutes from hotel
Coffee and muffins available for attendees
12:30 pm -
1:30 pm
Lunch for participants in 9-hole Best Ball Event Willow Park Golf & Country Club
639 Willow Park Drive SE
Calgary
Approximately 5 minutes from hotel
2:00 pm 9-Hole Best Ball Tournament

Host Superintendent -
Brian Denomme

 

The 9-hole event is currently sold out and a waitlist has been started.  Please contact Kathryn Wood at 519-589-9282 to see if space has become available.

Willow Park Golf & Country Club
639 Willow Park Drive SE
Calgary

NOTE: There will not be locker room availability for participants

Dress Code is Golf Attire - No Hats in Club House

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CGSA Toro Reception

Sponsored by: The Toro Company

Heavy hors d'ouevres and beverage

Willow Park Golf & Country Club
639 Willow Park Drive SE
Calgary

Dress Code is Business Casual
 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
 

9:00 am Fall Field Day Breakfast and Registration

Sponsored by: Bayer

Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club
1 Priddis Greens Drive
Priddis
NOTE: There will be no locker availability for participants, however clothing racks and hangers will be provided

Dress Code is Golf Attire

11:00 am Fall Field Day Shot Gun

Host Superintendent -
James Beebe

Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club
1 Priddis Greens Drive
Priddis
 
4:00 pm Reception

Cash bar and hors d'ouevres

Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club
1 Priddis Greens Drive
Priddis

Dress Code is Golf Attire or Business Casual

5:00 pm Fall Field Day Awards Dinner Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club
1 Priddis Greens Drive
Priddis

Dress Code is Golf Attire or Business Casual

OTHER NOTES

The Hotel noted above is the Delta Calgary South and is located at 135 Southland Drive SE. The local telephone number is: 403-278-5050.

The forecast for Monday and Tuesday are on the cooler side; for your comfort you may wish to bring some warmer clothing.

There are still a few spots left for the Tuesday Fall Field Day. If a colleague is interested in participating please have them contact Barb Manifold at 1-800-387-1056, ext 225 or bmanifold [at] golfsupers [dot] com to participate.

Should there be any issues or concerns about your participation, please let Kathryn Wood know either on her cell at 519-589-9282 or via email at: kwood [at] golfsupers [dot] com .

Thank you to our generous sponsors , host superintendents, their clubs and our participants.

See you in Calgary!

 

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.
 

Current sponors