GCSAA Field Staff Updates
Kevin Doyle, GCSAA
What a long, strange trip 2021 has been. This is the time of year when the job board should be filled with double-cuts and multiple rolls followed by fans, hoses, and syringing. Instead, pumping bunkers and flood rebuild seems like a daily task. The tines getting replaced are the venting variety on the aerator, not the moisture meter. I wanted to see if there were any educational or academic resources that could be referenced to assist in the aftermath of a summer season that was cool, historically wet with minimal sunshine for weeks on end, but I couldn’t really find any? I was looking to highlight changes we might see agronomically as we transition into late summer early fall. For our academics giving the newsletter a read…. consider this a hint! I did want to mention a few items including some I found when scrolling the hundreds of search mishits.
Click here of access to the GCSA of NY webinar series from April/May 2020:
April 22- Frank Rossi
April 29- Doug Soldat
May 6 - Ian Andrews
Meet The President- Brian Conn
Having just begun our second year as the GCSA of New York, recently
elected association president Brian Conn, CGCS, has his sights set on new
goals for himself and for the association. After working on a golf course since
high school, Brian has recently turned the page on a new chapter in his
career, and has outlined specific goals for the association as it enters its
Brian and I had the opportunity to discuss these goals and many other things
during a recent phone conversation. While the general synopsis is that the
inaugural year of the newly consolidated association was a success, it was
also met with great challenges. Brian, along with the board of directors and
the chapter administrator, has outlined some specific goals for 2021 that will
set our sights on addressing the challenges we faced last year, and help
develop a plan for the future of the GCSANY.
Message from our Chapter Administrator
What a difference a year makes! I am so happy that I finally we are able to hold golf events and socialize again.
I have been very busy, finalizing the membership drive, designing and printing the very first 2021 GCSA of NY Membership directory, hosting several golf events, planning events that are coming up and working on the summer newsletter.
I hope you all received the directory. I had a few returned as undeliverable. I cannot stress enough the importance of updating your membership contact information. I made many phone calls and sent even more emails requesting updated and complete information. If the directory has incorrect information or you did not receive your directory, please contact me. As your information changes please remember to go to the website.
Since the last newsletter we have had several successful and fun events. The Member- Guest Tournament at Wild Wood Country Club, a social golf event at Conklin Players Club and a 9 Hole social golf event at Attica’s 10th Hole. I hope you were available to attend at least one of these events.
If you have not been able to get away, we still have several events planned for the remained of the year. Registration is open for the POA tournament. This event will again take place at Turning Stone Resort & Casino. It was a well attended event last year amid Covid and we are looking forward to an even better attendance this year. The event will take place on Tuesday August 31st. The cost is $155 per person and includes lunch, golf, cart, dinner and tee prizes. Sign your foursome up as soon as possible.
We will have another qualifying golf event for the MET Championship in September, along with a social golf event at Irondequoit Country Club.
I am looking to start the 2022 calendar, so if you are interested in hosting a GCSA of NY event at your golf course please contact me. If you have other ideas for events other than golf, let me know those ideas also. We want to have something for everyone.
With fall right around the corner, we have started putting together our annual meeting/education event. This will be a combined in person event on December 8th. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this event- I promise you will not want to miss it.
As always, I am available to answer your questions or comments. I will continue to send out weekly e-blasts to keep you informed on what is going on in the association.
Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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