10th Annual Assistants Seminar - New Date!

  • 03/30/2018
  • 8:15 AM - 2:15 PM
  • Whispering Springs GC, Fond du Lac, WI


  • Registration for Assistant Superintendents and staff of WGCSA Members.
  • WGCSA Members other than Assistants or Staff.

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“So You Want To Be A Boss, Huh?”

This event is open to ALL Asst. Superintendents and all WGCSA Members and Staff!

8:15 am            Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am            “Becoming the Boss

Patrick Finlen, CGCS, General Manager, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, California

Learn practical & proven methods to become a leader and not just a boss. 

10:00 am          “Budgeting Workshop”

                        Jim Van Herwynen, CGCS, South Hills Golf & CC

                        Luke Scharf, PGA Professional, South Hills Golf & CC

Understand the process of developing a budget that not only involves the golf management side of things, but the entire operation as a whole.

10:30 am          Break

10:40 am          How to Write a Sustainable Spray Program for your Facility

                        Steve Abler, Reinders

Writing your own chemical program can be a challenge; what to spray, when to spray it and how much will it cost. Learn what to consider when creating your own program as well as what others are currently doing in the industry.

11:30 am          Lunch & Networking (included with registration)

12:30 pm          Roundtable Discussion: “Developing a Relationship Between Assistant & Superintendent: Being friends, but also knowing the work relationship”

Zach Reineking, Director of Golf Course Operations, Erin Hills Golf Course

Dustin Riley, Golf Course Superintendent, Oconomowoc Golf Club

Bill Stein, Golf Course Superintendent, Minocqua Country Club

Hear from the industry leaders and their assistants on what it takes to build and maintain a healthy work relationship and the boundaries that are set by each individual.

1:30 pm            Workplace Culture: Why it matters and what you can do to improve it.

Carlos Arraya, CGCS, Golf Course Superintendent, Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis Missouri

Regardless if you’re first in command or second, it is important to establish and maintain a good workplace culture.  Discover how to improve employee satisfaction, increase productivity and build a positive team oriented workplace environment. 

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