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Ballgame Outing Rescheduled for 2015

We apologize for the last minute cancellation, but due to the small number of those who pre-registered we have decided to re-schedule this outing for next year when hopefully attendance numbers will be up! The Friday before Labor Day is apparently not a good time to have a Chapter outing.

There may be many of you who planned to come to the event and had not yet responded. Unfortunately, we have to make our plans based on responses we receive. It takes very little time to register with your name on-line, and I encourage you to pre-register for all of our events.

Many thanks to Mark Cleveland and Aquatrols who are sponsoring this event and we appreciate their patience with the rescheduling.

 

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September 9, 2014
Chapter Meeting with
Technician's Seminar
Limestone Springs Golf Club


(Please note that the venue has been changed! Date and education program remain the same.)

Our education program for Superintendents includes a roundtable discussion featuring John Freeman, CGCS, Lee McLemore, CGCS and Jim Simmons, CGCS entitled, "Weathering the Storm: High Profile, High Intensity."

Again this year we will hold a Technician's Workshop in conjunction with our Superintendents Meeting. The education program will feature welding techniques and safety, an ethonol presentation by ECHO and Tier 4 demonstrations by the major equipment companies. For a complete schedule CLICK HERE.

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2014 Donnie Arthur Tournament Around the Corner at Willow Point
              

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Willow Point
October 6, 2014

 


Registration is open for the 2014 Tournament at beautiful Willow Point. Again this year we will have a silent auction with some great deals--product for your golf course and trips among other items. A detailed list will be available for preview prior to the event so make plans to do some shopping!

Overnight accommodations at Willow Point Villas available Oct. 5-6 at $135.00 per night for double room. To reserve call (256) 212-1406. Additional information available at http://www.willowpoint.com/.

Thank you to our Hole-in-One Sponsors:
Golf Ventures, Inc.
Greenville Turf & Tractor
Jerry Pate Turf & Irrigation

Thanks also to
E-Z-Go, Inc. for donation of
one year's use of a Hauler Utility Vehicle
to our raffle!

Special thanks to Cole McInnis and the folks at Willow Point for supporting and hosting this tournament!



Fall Fertilization: Prepare for Healthier Turf Next Spring

Presented by by Koch Agronomic Services, LLC
Join us for a Webinar on August 21

Space is limited.Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/480273919

The spring of 2014 was a tough one for many courses, especially in the Northern U.S. After a difficult winter, superintendents dug their way out of the snow to discover that many greens and tees did not survive the harsh conditions. Fall fertilization is an integral part of healthy spring turfgrass growth and can play an important role in recovering from winter conditions. This is equally true in both cool- and warm-season grasses; the challenges and resulting programs will vary depending on climate. In this webinar, John Kruse, Ph.D., reviews critical planning and implementation of a fall fertilization program that will enable the plant to store energy in the roots and prepare for stronger growth and regeneration the following spring. This knowledge is valuable to superintendents working in any climate.

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joinin the webinair.


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Update on Winter Kill and What to Do Next from Dr. James McCurdy

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BMP's 

A Pesticide Best Management Practices Template has been set up behind the Member Portal to help members with record keeping. To access at the link below you must be first go to the member portal and log in. This form will help streamline your compliance process. Many thanks to Mike Posey for designing this form for our Chapter. Click Here to Access.

ALABAMA CHAPTER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES - WATER USAGE

HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF COMPLETION 

In the turf industry, we rely on Best Management Practices in our water management, pest management, and fertility programs.  These programs are beneficial in many different ways, often saving our respective courses money, as well as protecting the environment surrounding our course. The Alabama Chapter implemented a BMP in water conservation efforts in 2013.  With water being the most precious resource to our survival both physically and professionally, it is all the more critical that we care for this resource. Superintendents Click Here to continue reading article and access copy of form.

 


 


 
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Member Benefits

Your Alabama Chapter Membership reaps tangible awards. See below for sportswear and beach discounts:



Registered Members qualify on-line for Discounts on

Columbia Sportswear

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Through an online platform, rounds of golf (a foursome) are auctioned to the public, providing access to golf courses many likely never have had the opportunity to enjoy. The program is being operated by the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Our Chapter has raised almost $1,000 this year from this program that will go to turfgrass research.

The program is a win-win for the golf industry and for golf enthusiasts. Specifically, through funds generated by Rounds 4 Research, the game of golf is protected by developing new grass types, enhancing environmental stewardship, advocating for positive public policy towards golf and educating future golf course managers.

To learn more about Rounds 4 Research, visit http://www.rounds4research.com/donate-a-round/ . Facilities can donate rounds of golf and golfers can learn more about the auctions to be conducted in 2015.

Thanks to all those clubs who have donated rounds to the Alabama Chapter. CLICK HERE for list of donors!

To donate click on the link below and fill out the form on-line. Your club will not need to furnish paper certificates.

http://www.rounds4research.com/donate-a-round/217-2/

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