Chicago Program

Tuesday, February 18, 2020:


8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55 a.m. Welcome; Andy Morris, BASF, Illinois Turfgrass Foundation, President

9:00 a.m. From Accuracy to Efficiency, A walk through GPS - Todd Ford, General Manager, HPRTK

9:45 a.m. Illinois Research Update - Bruce Branham, University of Illinois

10:30 a.m. The Greenest Show on Grass , The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open - Blake Meentemeyer, PGA Tour Agronomist, Central Region

11:15 a.m. Using Data Driven Models to guide Maintenance Decisions - Zach Nicoludis, USGA Agronomist, Central Region

12:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:00 p.m. Taking Control of Green Speed - Thom Nikolai, Michigan State University

1:45 p.m. The Value of Golf Courses in an Urban Ecosystem: A Case Study from the Natural Capital Project - Brian Horgan, Chair, Michigan State University, Dept. Corp, Soil & Env Sciences.

3:15 p.m. Cultural and Mechanical Practices Update - Thom Nikolai, Michigan State University 

Afternoon Assistant Winter Workshop Session:
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Carlos Arraya, Bellerive Country Club
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Luke Braun, Floosmoor Country Club - The transition from Assistant to Superintendent

4:00 p.m. Adjourn 


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