It’s POINTS for the Win! March 27 Course Marking Seminar Approved for .35 CEU’s

We are happy to announce that GCSAA has approved .35 CEU’s for the March 27 Course Marking Seminar at Rivercrest.

Key Information
Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to Noon, followed by lunch
Location: Rivercrest Golf Club & Preserve
Cost: $65 [includes continental breakfast, education, lunch]
Instructor: Kirby Martin
Who Should Attend: Golf Course Superintendents, Professionals, any key member of a golf course facility
Registration: http://www.gapgolf.org/seminar.asp?id=5

The Golf Association of Philadelphia presents a Course Marking Seminar for club professionals, superintendents and key club members from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. The instructor will be Kirby Martin, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Director of Competitions.

Cost is $65 per person and includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and a complimentary copy of the 2016-2017 Decisions on the Rules of Golf. Those interested in attending may register up to four individuals per entry. Reservations are limited to the first 80 received by the Association Office.

The Course Marking Seminar is open to those interested in learning more about the Rules of Golf and course marking. It marks another avenue through which the Association fulfills its longstanding mission: to preserve, protect and promote the game of golf throughout the region.

Forecast Says Points…does that mean we get sleet?

The PAGCS hopes everyone is safe today and making it through this March winter storm [yes, apparently the calendar says it is still winter; who knew?!].

We have good news to share about the upcoming Course Marking Seminar on March 27: we have applied for CEU points from GCSAA and all forecast models show we should get a few. We predict anywhere from 1-4, but there is a slight possibility we could get sleet instead.

We will notify everyone as soon as the final results are in. Here is the information on the seminar:

Learn more about the Rules of Golf, marking your course on March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve–Deadline to Register is Less Than a Week Away: March 16!

Click Here to Register: http://www.gapgolf.org/seminar.asp?id=5

The Golf Association of Philadelphia presents a Course Marking Seminar for club professionals, superintendents and key club members from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. The instructor will be Kirby Martin, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Director of Competitions.

Cost is $65 per person and includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and a complimentary copy of the 2016-2017 Decisions on the Rules of Golf. Those interested in attending may register up to four individuals per entry. Reservations are limited to the first 80 received by the Association Office. The entry deadline is Thursday, March 16.

The Course Marking Seminar is open to those interested in learning more about the Rules of Golf and course marking. It marks another avenue through which the Association fulfills its longstanding mission: to preserve, protect and promote the game of golf throughout the region.

GAP Course Marking Seminar March 27

Learn more about the Rules of Golf, marking your course on March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve–Deadline to Register is Less Than a Week Away: March 16!

Click Here to Register: http://www.gapgolf.org/seminar.asp?id=5

The Golf Association of Philadelphia presents a Course Marking Seminar for club professionals, superintendents and key club members from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. The instructor will be Kirby Martin, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Director of Competitions.

Cost is $65 per person and includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and a complimentary copy of the 2016-2017 Decisions on the Rules of Golf. Those interested in attending may register up to four individuals per entry. Reservations are limited to the first 80 received by the Association Office. The entry deadline is Thursday, March 16.

The Course Marking Seminar is open to those interested in learning more about the Rules of Golf and course marking. It marks another avenue through which the Association fulfills its longstanding mission: to preserve, protect and promote the game of golf throughout the region.

PAGCS Rolls Out 2017 Sponsorship Program

The PAGCS is please to announce that sponsorship opportunities for 2017 are now available. The 2017 sponsorship program offers a variety of package options to suit many levels of support and needs.

We are also excited to share the 2017 calendar of events, which includes some new formats! Be sure to check it all out: 2017 sponsorship programFinal 1-30-17

All sponsorship is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis through the PAGCS office. Please let us know if you have any questions.

2017 Events Calendar

April:
4/17, Tri-Cup Challenge,
Schuylkill CC

May:
5/15, Scholarship Outing,
Turtle Creek GC

June:
6/12, Member-Member,
Walnut Lane GC

July:
Member-Guest, TBD

September:
9/19, Joint with ESAGCS,
Bulle Rock CC

October:
10/23, Golf Championship,
Waynesborough CC

November:
11/6, Annual Meeting,
LedgeRock GC

2017 Eastern PA Turf Conference Jan 4-5: Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

The 2017 Eastern PA Turf Conference will be held January 4-5 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The 2017 conference will offer some new and exciting opportunities for all attendees, with a new format and sponsorship options. Be sure to check it out.

For more information on the event and registration, click here.

For Sponsorship Options: sponsorship-opportunities. For more information on the 2017 sponsorship program: vendor-letter-for-the-eastern-pa-turfgrass-show-11-17-161.

PAGCS Celebrating Fifth Toy Drive–Annual Christmas Party is Weds., Dec. 14, 2016, at Barnaby’s!

Since 2012, the PAGCS has partnered with Think Grey and the Matthew Renk Foundation to collect Toys for CHOP during the Annual PAGCS Christmas Party. Please join the PAGCS on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Barnaby’s Havertown, for the Annual PAGCS Christmas Party and bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for CHOP.

This event is open to all members and their guests: treat your staff, bring a co-worker, and come celebrate 2016! Please click here and give us an idea of how many are coming in your party so we have an accurate head count for food, beverages and bartenders!

Some of the donations from the 2015 Toy Drive and Christmas Party.
Some of the donations from the 2015 Toy Drive and Christmas Party.

PAGCS Wins MET Tournament

The 36th Annual MET Team Championship was held on Monday, September 26th at The Country Club of Scranton in Clarks Summit, PA. For the fourth time in the past 12 years, the PAGCS team came away victorious after narrowly beating Connecticut GCSA by just one stroke with a score of 292! The team from Philadelphia included John Gosselin, Andy Drohen, Joe Owsik and Chet Walsh on the Gross side and Rich Sweeney, Jon Urbanski, Sumner Cross and Rob Nolek on the Net side. The PAGCS would like to recognize Lawn & Golf Supply for sponsoring this year’s PAGCS MET team! Many thanks!

The Winning Team [l. to r.]: Andy Drohen, Sumner Cross, John Gosselin, Rich Sweeney, Rob Nolek, Chet Walsh, Joe Owsik, Jon Urbanski
The Winning Team [l. to r.]: Andy Drohen, Sumner Cross, John Gosselin, Rich Sweeney, Rob Nolek, Chet Walsh, Joe Owsik, Jon Urbanski

[Photo Credit: Shaun Barry; see link below for more photos]

This year’s championship was one of the closest battles ever contested, with just six shots separating the top five teams! Once again the MET Team Championship was made possible by seven major sponsors who have stepped up year after year to make this one of the best events across North America: Aquatrols, BASF, Bayer, Care of Trees, Koch Turf & Ornamental, Syngenta and Toro as they continue to support this event.

The Met Team Championship continues to raise money each year to help those in our industry going through difficult times. Over the past 6 years, the tournament has raised over $7,500 and has supported superintendents, industry representatives and their families in times of need. This past year, $2,000 was donated to the superintendents at The Greenbrier in West Virginia after the devastating flooding that took place there this summer.

Thanks again to all sponsors, as well as Greg Boring and his entire staff and all the folks at The Country Club of Scranton for another successful championship! Host Greg Boring, who recently took on the role of General Manager on top of his Superintendent duties had the golf course in absolutely spectacular shape after one of the driest and hottest seasons on record in the Northeast.

A special thank you to Shaun Barry, perennial photographer! Shaun’s photos can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/118804232@N02/albums/72157673518202591

PAGCS Partners with First Tee for Graden Day at Walnut Lane

PAGCS Day at Walnut Lane Proves Huge Success
PAGCS Day at Walnut Lane Proves Huge Success

In an effort to help the future of golf, PAGCS members donated their time and resources on Monday, October 3rd, to run the graden on the greens at Walnut Lane GC. Coordinated by Bill Corcoran, PAGCS Board member, the work was initially planned to span two days. Courtesy of the donations of PAGCS members, both in terms of time and product, the project was completed in less than one full day.

Many thanks to everyone who sacrificed members of their staff to make this event a success: Lehigh Country Club, Bala Golf Club and Merion Golf Club. Special kudos to Charlie Koennecker of Finch Services, along with partners John Deere and Wiedenmann USA, for lending enough equipment to get the job done so efficiently. And to Bala and Jay Parisien, CGCS, a special shout out for all the donated seed! Also a huge debt of gratitude goes to Mike Janzer of Plant Food for all the hard work he did to make this event a success. Please visit our Facebook page for more photos of this great day: PAGCS1925

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Graden Days at The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia: Walnut Lane Golf Course

The PAGCS, in support of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia [TFTGP], is seeking volunteers who want to give some time to help the future of golf! On Monday, October 3rd, & Tuesday, the 4th, we will be running the Graden on the greens at Walnut Lane GC.

Start time is 7:00 a.m., and Coffee and donuts in the morning, as well as lunch, will be provided. With your help, we would like to continue to improve the home of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia.

If you would like to donate some of your time or supplies, please contact Bill Corcoran.
bcorcoran@lawn-golf.com
610-960-9196

Mike Janzer runs the Graden at the 2015 PAGCS Days at Walnut Lane to support The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
Mike Janzer runs the Graden at the 2015 PAGCS Days at Walnut Lane to support The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
Thank you from TFTGP!