By Brian Boll, Superintendent at North Oaks Golf Club
We are excited to announce this years’ 2017 Mega Seminar line-up to be held at Edina Country Club on December 5th and 6th. There is a topic for everyone; simplifying your fertility program, drones, woodworking, to lead- ing your team just to name a few. Be certain to reserve your spot early for the 2017 MGCSA Mega Seminar and Woodworking showcase!
Key stoning the event, the MGCSA has been able to secure University of Nebraska Dr. Bill Krueser to speak about a range of topics from his very popular GDD tracker App to the use of technology to demonstrate how some convention wisdom regarding turfgrass management might have limited value. Bill is one of the most prolific profes- sors in turfgrass engaging superintendents on a variety of platforms including Turfnet webinars and podcasts, twitter, develop of apps for turfgrass management, as well as speaking at the most well attended seminars at the national convention. His titles for our seminar are handpicked of the most engaging topics relevant to turfgrass manage- ment in the upper Midwest.
Steve Keating, Senior Manager of Sales and Leadership Development for The Toro Company, locally based national speaker will share on the 5 characteristics of a weak leader (and how to avoid being one.)
In addition, Paul Robertson, superintendent from Victoria Golf Club in British Columba, Canada has exciting topics surrounding technology and the use of metrics to aid in decision making. It would be remiss to mention that the “technology” is talking about DRONES and ROBOTS! Chris Tritabaugh will add some insight in Team Building the Hazeltine National way. Sam Bauer will include some member driven research and Brian Boll will partner with Mike Kettlehut to share about “Woodworking for Golf Courses.” All are invited to bring with successful woodworking project applicable to Golf Courses to place on tables surrounding the room. It’ll be a great opportunity to share and exchange ideas to improve some of the golf course fixtures on the course.Full Schedule Here.