11th Annual Assistants Seminar

  • 02/18/2019
  • 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
  • South Hills Golf and CC, Fond du Lac, WI


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

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“Back to the Basics: Turfgrass Management 101”

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

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 am “Irrigation Electrical Systems” - Gabe Lopez, Owner of Irrigation Protection Services, Inc.

This hands on session will take you through how to use a multimeter and apply that knowledge towards troubleshooting common problems such as faulty solenoids, broken wires and bad wire splices via your satellites out on the course.

10:15 am Break

10:30 am “All Things Irrigation” - Aaron Goninen, Golf Irrigation Sales, Reinders

- Dustin Peterson, Golf Irrigation Sales & Support, Clesen PROturf - Rain Bird.

During this interactive session, attendees will learn the crucial components of Toro & Rain Bird heads & their functions, how to properly tear apart and put back together irrigation heads and troubleshoot common irrigation head problems. Aside of irrigation repair & troubleshooting; attendees will gain a simple understanding about irrigation hydraulics & control systems.

12:00 pm Lunch & Networking (included with registration)

12:45 pm “Teach Me How to Cali” - Ken Frost, Frost Inc.

One of the most important tasks we face in this industry is making sure we apply the correct amount of chemical on our courses. Too little can lead to poor pest control and too much can hurt the bottom line. In this session, you will learn how to properly calibrate a sprayer, troubleshoot common issues and learn the best ways to maintain your sprayer.

1:30 pm Roundtable: “Practicing What We Preach: Implementing Cultural Practices with The Resources Provided”

Jon Canavan, Golf & Recreation Turf Manager, Milwaukee County Parks

Matt Smith, Golf Course Superintendent, Sentry World Golf Course

Brian Bonlender, Golf Course Superintendent, West Bend Country Club

Seth Brogren, GCSAA, Golf Course Superintendent, Grand Geneva GC

Hear from a wide variety of Superintendents from around the state about their Cultural Practices based on their style of course (Private/Public/Municipal/Resort), their budget, number of employees and the equipment provided to them.

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