Singapore: The Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) will play an active role at December’s Turf Science Academy in China.
The three-day event at the Mission Hills Golf Club in Dongguan [December 2-4] precedes the annual Asia Golf Show, organised by Reed Exhibitions, an Executive Member of the AGIF.
“Following the successful superintendents’ gatherings with which we have been involved in Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam this year, this is a further illustration of the Federation’s commitment to driving educational events.
“Ultimately this results in an improvement in golf course conditioning and will benefit the industry as a whole.”
Working alongside Reed Exhibitions and the AGIF to ensure the success of the event are the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Golf Course Builders Association of America.
The Turf Science Academy combines aspects of classroom learning, hands-on demonstration and equipment experience.
Each segment has been laid out to build on concepts presented to deliver a complete understanding of the topics from construction and renovation through maintenance to all attendees.
The segments have been split into indoor classroom settings and hands-on outdoor opportunities. Participants will be able to select the options that best serve their needs and particular education track.
The Turf Science Academy will also coincide with the AGIF’s Annual General Meeting which has been confirmed for Thursday, December 4 at 5 pm at Mission Hills’ Dongguan site.
Tim Trinka, President of the AGIF, said: “We hope as many of our members as possible will be able to attend the annual meeting.
“This has been a year of notable development for the Federation and the annual meeting is the ideal platform for the Board to talk with members about the challenges and exciting opportunities that face us as we head into 2015.”
Meanwhile, Beijing and Shanghai are high on the list of locations at which the Education Committee is looking to stage seminars and demo days next year.
“We have been in discussion with local golfing bodies in those cities for several months and it is our hope that we will soon be able to confirm events there for 2015,” said Walne.
“With so much else going on in the final quarter of this year it was unfortunately not possible to fit these events into 2014,” he added.