2020 President’s Letter

Dear ESAGCS Members,

The ESAGCS BOD has been working hard to get many great facilities and speakers on our 2020 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 we will be back in Dewey Beach, DE November 3-5th. The Hyatt Place Dewey Beach will be our host for another great lineup of speakers along with golf at King’s Creek 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.

The Board has made every effort to keep our sponsorship rates low and keep our value high and we strongly urge our members to support your business.  To continue to be able to keep the cost of membership and our monthly meetings low while providing the opportunity to play at some top-notch golf courses and to receive valuable education throughout the year, the ESAGCS Board of Directors agreed to a modest increase in our partnership packages this year, the first increase since 2012. 

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 osutherland@talbgov.org and my cell is 410-200-8221. 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 admin@esagcs.org.

Lastly, please fill out the new membership application with your dues. This will help us update our member directory.

See you at the 2020 meetings!

Owen Sutherland
ESAGCS President