"for a greener Tennessee"

55th Annual Conference & Tradeshow
January 4 - 6, 2021
Virtual Conference

 


Monday, January 4, 2021

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:00 - 8:15 AM

President’s Remarks and Welcome

Doug Ward

President, Tennessee Turfgrass Association

Golf Course Superintendent, Belle Meade Country Club

8:15 - 10:15 AM

Agronomy Deep Dive

Weeds, Diseases, New Grasses - this season has it all. Attendees will learn about the latested strategies for optimizing turfgrass quality and minim

Weed Control - North & South

Dr. Jim Brosnan & Dr. Matt Elmore

University of Tennessee & Rutgers University

Disease Control - Bent & Bermuda

Dr. Brandon Horvath & Dr. Jim Kerns

University of Tennessee & NC State University

What’s New in Zoysia?

Dr. John Sorochan & Dr. Mike Richardson

University of Tennessee & University of  Arkansas

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Professional Development Workshop

Looking to advance your career? This session will focus on strategies to help professionals working on golf courses, sports fields, sod farms, and lawns advance to higher levels of the green industry.

Tim Morgahan

Aspire Golf Consulting

12:30 PM

Concluding Remarks

Doug Ward

President, Tennessee Turfgrass Association

Golf Course Superintendent, Belle Meade Country Club

 

 


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

8:00 - 8:15 AM

President’s Remarks and Welcome

Doug Ward

President, Tennessee Turfgrass Association

8:15 - 10:15 AM

Kentucky Boys – Turfgrass Management North of the State Line

Three superintendents from Kentucky will share the latest strategies they are implementing at their facilities to manage weed, disease, and insect pests on golf courses to offer surfaces of optimal quality to golfers at all levels of play 

John Ballard

Valhalla Golf Club

Wyatt Warfel

The Club at Olde Stone
Bob McLean

Indian Hills Country Club

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thinking Outside the Batter’s Box

Bluegrass in Georgia? Learn how the grounds crew at Georgia Tech University manages stresses associated with diseases, weeds, and field use to offer award-winning playing surfaces

Chris May

Georgia Tech University

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Next Level Field Testing at UT

The science of sports field management is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest on-going efforts at the University of Tennessee to help field managers assess the safety of their playing surfaces

Dr. Kyley Dickson & Dr. John Sorochan
University of Tennessee

12:30 PM

Concluding Remarks

Doug Ward

President, Tennessee Turfgrass Association

 

 


Wednesday, January 6, 2020

8:00 - 8:15 AM

President’s Remarks and Welcome

Doug Ward

President, Tennessee Turfgrass Association

8:15 - 9:15 AM

Selling and Facilitating a Successful Golf Course Renovation Project

Bill Bergin, ASGCA

Bergin Golf

9:15 - 10:15 AM

All Things Titan

Dave McGinnis

Radio Voice of the Tennessee Titans

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 11 AM

TTA Business Meeting

Doug Ward

President, Tennessee Turfgrass Association

11:00 - 11:30 AM

TTA Awards Presentation

Ryan Blair

Holston Hills Country Club

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Keynote Speaker

TBA

12:30 PM

Concluding Remarks

Doug Ward

President, Tennessee Turfgrass Association

 

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