Central – Chapter News

Superintendent Appreciation Day a Success

The Central California Chapter board started what might be a new tradition for the association. At a meeting held at the Sea Pines Resort in Los Osas, Calif., the association decided to hold “Superintendent Appreciation Day.” All Class A, B and C members of the association attended at no charge for the meeting, lunch and golf.

The meeting’s format was a roundtable discussion with mechanics, several of which were available for a questions-and-answer session discussing their duties, stresses and overall jobs. The format provided a perfect opportunity for our superintendents to bring their mechanics to the meeting. It was a great success, and we know it will be done again in the future. A special “thank you” goes to Michael Goldsberry for hosting this event. This was Mike’s first event since joining our association in 1999. What a great way to begin.

The Central Chapter also would like to thank Superintendent David Piper, CGCS, of the Spring Creek Country Club in Ripon, Calif., for hosting the Annual Joint Meeting with the Sierra Nevada Chapter. He provided perfect conditions for this event, and it was well attended by both chapters.

LaPurisima Golf Course, with host superintendent Paul Casas providing the activities, will host the annual association meeting and elections. We have a great slate of candidates running for office and look forward to reporting the election results in a future California Fairways issue.

Schedule of Special Events

Nov. 1-2, 2001. The annual Regional Seminar will be held at Stallion Springs Resort in Tehachapi, Calif. Host Superintendent and Association President Tim Kelly will provide the venue. This year’s feature topic will be arboriculture. Our speakers are experts in their field and are sure to present an exceptional education experience.

Our first speaker will be John Karlic, a tree specialist from the U.C. Extension service in Kern County. He will share correct pruning methods as well as integrated pest management techniques. Our next speaker will be Gerald Perkl of Perkl Associates, a member of the American Association of Golf Course Architects, and the GCSA of Southern California. He will talk on the interrelationships of trees on the golf course, playability, aesthetics and design characteristics. The session also will feature Mark Livingston, golf course superintendent at Victoria Country Club in Riverside, Calif. He is a certified arborist and will talk on tree management. If the education isn’t enough, a couple rounds of golf, great food and great friends will round out the event.

This event is open to all GCSA associations, and additional information can be obtained by contacting Irene Cline, our association executive secretary, at 559-298-4853.

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