2015 NZGCSA ENVIRONMENT AWARD
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2015 NZGCSA Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI)
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NZ FINE TURF SEMINAR
14TH - 17TH JUNE 2015
The Wellington Golf Course Superintendents Association is hosting the 2015 Seminar at Rydges Hotel downtown Wellington.
The event kicks off with the Parkland Products sponsored Golf Tournament at Miramar GC on Sunday.
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jack Fry, Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources Kansas State University. There, he teaches courses in turfgrass culture, and golf course and sports turf operations, and conducts research on turfgrass environmental stresses, establishment, and pest control. In 2004, Dr. Fry co-authored the textbook Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology.
Dr. Fry will talk on a range of interesting subjects:
Improving communication for career advancement; Turfgrass's niche in a green society; Managing Irrigation for Plant Health; Roots First-turf health depends on root health; and Overseeding.
Bruce Williams serves as a Director for the California Alliance for Golf, is on the USGA Green Section Committee and is the Executive Director of The California Turfgrass and Landscape Foundation.
Bruce will speak on Golf Course Operational Efficiencies, Time Management, and Networking.
Other Speakers Include:
Will Bowden - Benchmarkling Sustainable Golf Course Operations
Brendan Allen/James O'Malley - NZ Open
Sam Keats/Kelly Rose - Ohio Program
Dane Hawker-North Shore GC - Photography on the Course
John Freer - NZ Golf Course Managers Assoc
Dave Mangan/Dean Murphy - NZ Golf
Grant Watkins - Director RLH-Project Management
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ces Morrell, a longstanding member and great supporter of the NZGCSA, the former superintendent of the Otumoetai Golf Club, a club that he gave his heart and soul to.
Ces was a wonderful greenkeeper with a passion for his job and what he produced , a wonderful teacher of trainees Ces was always keen to share his knowledge and always eager to learn more himself. Never one to say too much about his achievements he was a very proud man who went about his work with a pride and great passion.
A Life Member of The Central North Island Turf Managers Association, regional delegate to the NZGCSA, Ces has given so much to the industry, a stalwart at conferences and seminars throughout the country Ces was recognized by the NZGCSA with the Distinguished Service Award of which there have only been 7 recipients, a fine honor for a fine man and an accolade that he was very proud of .
Ces's last battle he fought with the same dignity and courage that he lived his life by , he will be sadly missed by us all, our thoughts go out to his wonderful wife Denise and all of his family RIP "smelle"