USGA SE Regional Meeting Set at

By Patrick O’Brien and Chris Hartwiger

Plans are set for the 2010 USGA SE Regional Conference at the Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC for Tuesday, March 16th. This event will again be in partnership with the Carolinas Superintendents Association, Carolinas Golf Association, and the South Carolina Golf Association. The meeting would be enjoyable for anyone associated with golf, including superintendents, club managers, golf professionals, golf course owners, architects, Green and Golf Committees, and any golfer interested to learn more about the game of golf. Jackets are required for the men and registration fees and lunch are included in the $70 fee.

Early reservations are suggested for anyone wishing to attend because this Regional Meeting historically sells out and reservations are limited to 250 attendees. Register on- line at the CGCSA website ( Registration forms are also available from the Carolinas GCSA or USGA SE Region offices. These can be faxed or mailed to the Carolinas GCSA office to complete the registration process.

Golf is available for attendees at Pinehurst Resort Course #8 on Monday, March 15th. Cost is $85 per person and includes tournament registration, green and cart fees, prizes, and reception. Registration is limited to 120 golfers and sign up can also be done at the Carolinas GCSA website.

The meeting features many distinguished speakers including Mr. Ken Mangum, Director of Golf Courses and Grounds, Athletic Club, who will discuss the grassing changes done at the Highlands Course for the upcoming 2011 PGA Championship. Mr. Brad Klein, Senior Writer at Golfweek Magazine, also will speak about new ideas in golf architecture. Other noted speakers include Dr. Rick Brandenburg at NCSU, Mr. Nelson Caron, Superintendent at the Ford Plantation, Mr. Anthony Williams, Director of Golf Courses and Grounds, Stone Mountain Golf Club, Dr. Joe DiPaola from Syngenta, Mr. Tim Kreger of the CGCSA, Mr. Chris Hartwiger of the USGA, and Dr. Earl Elsner. Mr. Jim Hyler, President of the USGA, will also speak.

Pesticide credits for superintendents and recertification points for PGA professionals will be available for attendees.

Source: Patrick O'Brien 770‐229‐8125 or [email protected] and Chris Hartwiger 205‐444‐ 5079 or [email protected]