Host: Mike Gianopoulos
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Education - Christian Baldwin, Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. Shot gun
Prizes and Hors d' Oeuvres reception following golf.
Cost: $105 per person. Includes golf, cart, range balls, box lunch and reception after golf.
Foursome Progressive Logo -Each Foursome will receive a logo ball to use during their round. Your foursome will rotate using the logo ball. Ex. Player A will play the first hole with the ball, Player B will play the second, Player C the third, and Player D the fourth, player A will than play the 5th hole, continuing the same rotation until you lose the logo ball or finish your round. Your score for the foursome will be the net score of the player playing the logo ball on his hole. You must play with the logo ball until lost or you finish the round. A valid USGA handicap is not required to play in the event.
Title: Introducing the Scotts® ProVistaTM Program: A quantum leap in turfgrass genetics
Christian Baldwin, Ph.D. - Turfgrass Scientist
As a 150 year old company with a strong turfgrass history, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has led many innovations in turfgrass breeding. We are excited to add another innovation to the Scotts legacy with the introduction of Scotts® ProVistaTM Kentucky bluegrass cultivars. These cultivars require half as much mowing compared to conventional turfgrasses through manipulation of the gibberellic acid pathway. Also, plant processes are unhindered following a glyphosate application due to altering a gene responsible for the binding site of glyphosate. This presentation will discuss the technology benefits of Scotts® ProVistaTM, which include a reduction in mowing, improved shade tolerance, reduction of fertilizer use, and increased flexibility of controlling grassy weeds.