Upcoming events

    • August 03, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Virtual

    Zoysiagrass Putting Green Roundtable

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

    Presenters: Dr. John Sorochan & Tyler Carr, Univ. of Tennessee, & Dr. Mike Richardson, Univ. of Arkansas

    There is growing interest in the development of dwarf zoysiagrass cultivars for use on golf course putting greens in the southeastern United States. This presentation will provide an overview of the latest research on zoysiagrasses for putting greens. Topics covered will include cultivar performance comparisons, nutrient regimes, performance under shade, responses to plant growth regulators, weed control techniques via pre- and postemergence herbicides, and control of fungal pathogens.

    For more information or to register, click here

    • August 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Green Meadow Country Club

    ETGCSA August Meeting

    Green Meadow Country Club
    1700 Louisville Rd
    Alcoa, TN 37701

    Registration: 9:30 AM EST
    Meeting: 10 AM - 11 AM EST
    Lunch: 11 AM EST
    Golf immediately after lunch.

    Host Superintendent
    Miller Johnston

    Dr. John Sorochan, University of Tennessee


    • August 31, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Windyke Country Club
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    MAGCSA August Meeting
    August 31, 2021

    Memphis National Golf Club
    10135 National Club Dr
    Collierville, TN 38017

    Registration: 9:30 AM
    Meeting: 10:00 AM
    Lunch: 11:00 AM

    Golf immediately following lunch.

    Host: Casey Nerren

    Dr. Jim Brosnan, University of Tennessee

    • September 14, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Virtual

    What Just Happened? – A Review of Summer Diseases in the Southeast

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

    Presenters: Dr. Brandon Horvath, Univ. of Tennessee, Dr. Jim Kerns, N.C. State Univ, & Dr. Joe Roberts, Clemson Univ.

    Numerous diseases can affect turfgrasses during the summer and this year was no exception. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of diseases that were problematic in the southeastern U.S. this summer and discuss the most effective options for control.

    For more information or to register, click here

    • September 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Smyrna Event Center

    Reel Technology Seminar
    "The Science Behind Rotary and Reel Type Mowing on Fine Turf"
    Tuesday, September 21, 20221

    Smyrna Event Center
    100 Sam Ridley Pkwy E
    Smyrna, TN 37167

    Registration: 8:00 AM
    Meeting: 8:30 -  3:00 PM
    Lunch will be provided.

    Seminar Highlights

    • Discussion of mowing theory and all aspects of cutting unit adjustments and configurations to achieve high performance mowing results.
    • Learn how to measure / calculate reel mower; frequency of clip, cutting unit attitude, reel diameter, reel coning, blade path.
    • Discuss, demonstrate, perform maintenance procedures reel and bedknife grinding, back lapping, bedknife re-facing and de-burring techniques, setting bedknife attitude, paralleling cutting unit rollers. Provide instruction for proper adjustment of cutting unit turf compensation springs and traction unit counter balance springs.

    This all day seminar will consist of both a formal presentation and hands-on interaction. 
    Jim Nedin has been associated with the turf industry for over forty years.  He began his professional career as a golf course superintendent in the early 70’s and has taught turf industry related seminars for over thirty years. Since that time, Jim has provided technical support for a multitude of state, regional, national and international golf tournaments. Jim conducts relevant turf equipment maintenance and application seminars, for various turf industry associations and universities.  

    Jim received degrees in mechanical engineering from LaSalle University and general business, marketing and accounting from Pittsburgh Business Institute.  In past years, Jim served on Penn State Universities Turf Equipment Maintenance Advisory Board, and is currently a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Greater Pittsburgh, PA chapter. 

    Registration Information
    There is no cost to attend this seminar. However, you are encouraged to register early as spaced is limited. To ensure that we have an adequate head count for lunch, please register no later than Wednesday, September 15.

    • October 05, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Virtual

    Winter is Coming! Be Prepared for Shoulder Season Foes like Poa annua and Large Patch

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

    Presenters: Dr. Jim Brosnan and Dr. Brandon Horvath, University of Tennessee

    Warm season turfgrasses are targeted by many pests during the shoulder seasons including weeds like Poa annua as well as diseases like large patch and spring dead spot. Research based recommendations for controlling these pests be offered during this session to prepare turfgrass managers for the road ahead.

    For more information or to register, click here

    • November 01, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Black Creek Club

    Black Creek Club
    4700 Cummings Cove Dr
    Chattanooga, TN 37419
    November 1, 2021

    Registration: 8:00 - 9:30 AM EST
    Shotgun Start: 10 AM EST
    Host Superintendent: Scott Wicker

    • November 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club

    MTGCSA November Meeting

    Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club
    550 Johnny Cash Pkwy
    Hendersonville, TN
    Host Superintendent: Tyler Ingram

    Registration: 9:30 AM
    Meeting: 10:00 - 12:00 PM
    Lunch: 12:00 PM
    Golf immediately following lunch


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