Featured News & Events
Match Play Championship
24 teams will square off in five rounds to see who will be crowned Champions of the 1st edition of the ESAGCS Match Play Championship!
This is a great event for networking with fellow ESAGCS members along with mixing in friendly competition and great prizes.
Teams are responsible for arranging the date, site and completion of each match and reporting the results. The winners advance to the next round and losers are eliminated from the competition. Winners will be crowned Champions at the Fall Turfgrass Conference.
2019 Presidents Letter
Dear ESAGCS Members,
The ESAGCS BOD has been working hard to get many great facilities and speakers on our 2019 schedule. We appreciate the continued support from our vendors, superintendent members, as well as the golf courses that will be hosting us this year!
We encourage our members to mark your calendars and sign up early, as our participation is key to making these events a success. We appreciate all of your feedback on our annual Turf Conference and are excited to announce that it will be at a new location this year in Dewey Beach, DE on November 5-7th. The Hyatt Place Dewey Beach will be our host for another great lineup of speakers along with golf at Rehoboth Beach Country Club.
We have continued to fine-tune the registration process on our esagcs.org website. We encourage all of our members to register and sign up for monthly events through the website by using the PayPal link. The link will give you the option of signing up and entering your member information as a guest or you can register an account to use for future registration. We are also offering the membership prepay option for yearly dues and monthly events. If you are not able to attend a meeting, please consider sending your assistant. We want to get the future of our association involved.
If your employer can’t or won’t pay for your meeting attendance or membership, PLEASE send me an email or call me. We have many vendors who would be very happy to sponsor you. Your inquiries are confidential. My email is email@example.com and my cell is 410-507-2327. If you have any issues or questions regarding registering or payment on our esagcs.org website, please contact our Executive Administrative Secretary, Danielle Haley at 302-423-7492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, please fill out the new membership application with your dues. This will help us update our member directory.
See you at the 2019 meetings!
Maryland’s Golf Course Best Management Practices
Maryland’s Golf Course Best Management Practices committee is proud to announce the publication of the Maryland’s Golf Course Best Management Practices document and launch of the companion web site.
Superintendents, in partnership with University of Maryland turf scientists developed these research-based, voluntary guidelines specifically for the state of Maryland. In addition to the state’s nutrient and pesticide regulations, these BMPs not only protect natural resources, they also afford the opportunity for superintendents to be recognized by club members, the community at large, and state officials as environmental stewards.
Now that Maryland has developed statewide BMPs, the focus is shifting towards getting superintendents throughout the state to adopt BMPs at the facility level. GCSAA is developing an on-line tool that will allow superintendents to take the state BMPs and adapt specifically for their facility. This tool is expected to be completed this fall. We will be providing additional information regarding the availability and use of this tool as soon as it is available. For now, you can begin using our state BMPs to enhance your facility operations, as a communication tool for your golfers and a learning experience for your staff. Stay tuned as we continue to work with GCSAA for further utilization of this valuable project.