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12th Annual Assistant Superintendent Seminar

  • 02/18/2020
  • 8:00 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.

Registration is closed


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

20/20 Vision: Looking Into the Future  

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

8:00 am            Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am            GPS Sprayers

                        Joe Etten, Account Executive, Reinders, Greater Chicago Area        

In this session Joe will walk through the basics of GPS spraying technology, system setup, mapping, and benefits of using this new technology in the golf industry.

10:00 am          Break

10:15 am          BMP Update and Implementation

                        Josh LePine, Golf Course Superintendent, Maple Bluff Country Club, WGCSA President

                        With the current public focus on environmental impacts of golf courses, clubs need a guidebook to help refocus the narrative on all of the positive and preventative decisions made out on the course.  Here Josh will describe what the Best Management Practice manual is, and how it can be implemented on courses in the future.

10:45 am          Assisting the Assistants

                        Jens Arneson, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Maple Bluff Country Club, Class C Rep

                        The role and development of the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is ever changing. Here Jens will bring to light the varying array of opportunities available for assistants on a local, state, and national level to forward yourself and your career.

11:45 am          Grass Roots Magazine in the 21st Century

                        David Brandenburg, Golf Course Manager, Rolling Meadows Golf Course, Grass Roots Magazine Editor

                        In the current age of technology, print resources are becoming much more limited. Here David will discuss the history of the Grass Roots magazine, its importance in our state, and how you can help it sustain well into the future!

12:00 pm          Lunch – Buffet Lunch included in registration.

12:45 pm          Roundtable Discussion - Making the Transition from Assistant to Superintendent: The First Years

Alex Beson-Crone, Golf Course Superintendent, Blue Mound Golf & CC, Wauwatosa, WI

Craig Sondergaard, Golf Course Superintendent, Racine CC, Racine, WI     

Craig Smith, Golf Course Superintendent, Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, IL

Brian Chasensky, Golf Course Superintendent, Shoreacres, Lake Bluff, IL

Adam Suelflow, Golf Course Superintendent, Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee, WI

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