California, United States: Asian Golf Industry Federation member Bruce Williams will join a high-powered group of speakers at the Fifth Annual Symposium on Affordable Golf.
With this year’s Symposium on Affordable Golf (SOAG) being held for the first time in California (from March 31-April 1), topics will include a mix of California-related topics and the number one issue there – water.
Joining Williams at the Dairy Creek Golf Course in San Luis Obispo will be Dick Rugge, Former Technical Director of the USGA, Tim Moraghan, Ted Horton and GCSAA Executive Director Rhett Evans.
Water topics include Brown is the New Green? Firm and Fast? or is it Something Else?, The Folly of Replicating Tournament Conditions, and a case study of the University of New Mexico golf course approach to irrigation.
This year, the SOAG will serve as the Sectional Meeting for the Northern California PGA Section as well as the Bi-Annual Meeting for the Central California Golf Course Superintendents Association. As in past years, members of the PGA, LPGA and of the GCSAA will earn Continuing Education Credits for attending the Symposium.
What makes the Symposium different from other industry conferences is that the golfer is an integral part of the discussion. Everything that is discussed at the SOAG has a direct line to the ones we all in the industry serve the most – the golfer.
As in years past, the Symposium on Affordable Golf is free to attend for all golfers. “It is not a success unless the golfer is an integral part of our discussions,” said a spokesman.
Hanoi, Vietnam: Le Hoang Phuong, a respected figure in golf in Vietnam, has been appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Asian Golf Industry Federation.