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Monday, April 8, 2013

Education Renovation

Currently at MiGCSA HQ there is still about 6 solid inches of snow in the back yard with no sign of leaving any time soon. Thankfully our first golf event of 2013 is a bit further south in Pierson at Pilgrims Run G.C. on April 22nd. This year at all MiGCSA golf meetings we plan to provide updates and education on current turf issues from the MSU Turf team at every event. These will be after golf and before awards. A 15 to 30 minute open Q&A with a member of the MSU Turf team.

We are also planning to pilot "Lunch and Learn" sessions this year as well to try and accommodate the busy schedules of our members. These will be 1 hour GCSAA CEU education sessions followed by lunch for a low cost of hopefully around $25. These will be held in the Detroit, Grand Rapids and Northern Michigan areas this year. If there is interest in more we will roll out more locations in 2014.

Also on the education front we hosted our first MiGCSA #Turfchat last week. This is an idea that started with Dr. John Kamanski at Penn State and is an online chat on Google +. Thank you to MiGCSA Communications Committee member Dan Mausolf for the idea of bringing this to Michigan. We will do more as time allows and they are broadcast live as we do them and are available on You Tube for future views. You can view the one hour chat below. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for future dates and time @MiGCSA.