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    The Spring Meeting at Amway Grand, Grand Rapids

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - March 6, 2019
    Spring Meeting
    Amway Grand
    187 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Contact & More Info

    Mark your calendars and save the dates for the new Spring Meeting format. In order to better serve our members we will be focusing all of the MiGCSA Education Committee efforts into one traveling Spring Meeting. The first will be held this year in downtown Grand Rapids at the Amway Grand Hotel on March 5th & 6th. In order to better accommodate our members schedules we will begin at 1:00 on March 5th and conclude on March 6th at 11:30 am.

    This event will replace the three traditional meetings at The Inn at St. John's, Egypt Valley and Treetops.

    The cost will be just $75 for class A, B and AFF Members and $25 for all other classes. Hotel rooms will be available for $179.00 minus a $50 discount per room for MiGCSA Members thanks to our generous Industry Partners to bring the cost down to $129.00. Beverage tickets for the cocktail reception and breakfast is included with registration.

    This event will be in Detroit in 2020 and Northern Michigan in 2021 and this rotation will continue.


    March 5th

    1:00 - 5:00 - The Turfgrass Talk Show, Hosted By: Dr. Thom Nikolai

    1:00 - 2:00
    Dr. Thom Nikolai
    Senior Turfgrass Academic Specialist
    Michigan State University
    Monologue and MSU Research Update

    2:00 - 3:00
    Dr. Bill Kreuser
    Assistant Professor, Extension Turfgrass Specialist
    University of Nebraska Lincoln
    Precision PGR Programming

    3:00 - 4:00
    Dan Meersman
    Director of Grounds
    Philadelphia Cricket Club
    Career Planning For You and Your Team

    4:00 - 5:00
    Jon Scott
    Gull Lake View Golf & Resort
    The Superintendent & Bottom Line

    5:00 - 6:00
    Cocktail Reception with included beverage tickets

    March 6th
    7:00 - 8:00 - Hot Breakfast Buffet

    8:00 - 9:00
    Dr. Bill Kreuser
    Assistant Professor, Extension Turfgrass Specialist
    University of Nebraska Lincoln
    Drive Your Growth Rate

    9:00 - 10:00
    Ken Hartman
    Senior Director of Rules & Competition
    Golf Association of Michigan
    Tournament Set Up & the New Rules

    10:00 - 11:30
    Pat Jones
    Editorial Director
    Golf Course Industry
    5 Things to Do to Position Yourself for the Future

    Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association
    Member of GCSAA