Jakarta, Indonesia: Water and turf, design and renovation and pest control are all featuring on the agenda at the 16th ASPGI (Asosiasi Superintendent Padang Golf) Turf Management Seminar.
Hosted by Klub Golf Bogor Raya, the event is, for the first time, being staged in collaboration with the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF).
The three-day seminar and field day has attracted more than 100 golf course managers, course superintendents, club managers, greenskeepers and mechanics.
Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with the Asosiasi Superintendent Padang Golf to offer all those within the industry the opportunity to learn more about the latest in golf course development.
“We are grateful for the support and encouragement from the ASPGI, the staff and management at Klub Golf Bogor Raya and all sponsors, speakers and delegates.”
Engkos Raharjo, the ASPGI’s President, said: “In view of the rapid developments in golf course maintenance, it is important that superintendents continue to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
“This gathering at Klub Golf Bogor Raya features speakers from home and abroad, who are experienced practitioners in their respective fields in golf course maintenance.
“This event is very much in keeping with our Association’s commitment to continuous education. We hope the seminar is one that will be beneficial to all.”
Confirmed speakers include Carmen Magro from Stevens Water, Laurie Walsh from IMG Golf Course Services, Atlas Turf’s Kirk Buchanan, Dr Budi Tjahjono, the ASPGI’s Chairman of the Board, Dr Rahayu, Research Lecturer at the University of Surakarta, Qamal Mutaqin, a golf course consultant with PowerTech Prima, AM Yusuf from the IGA and Wee Peng Siong, General Manager at Riverside Golf Club.
The morning of day two is set aside for a Field Day at which golf course maintenance machinery will be shown and demonstrated.
Lynge said: “With education being one of the core elements of the Asian Golf Industry Federation in 2015, we are committed to raising the profile and standard of turfgrass maintenance in the Asian region through events such as this.
“In total, we are putting on eight Turfgrass Management Seminars and Field Days in eight different countries this year – testament to the backing we have received from sponsors and delegates.”
Gold sponsors for the Indonesian event are Jacobsen and Toro, both Executive Members of the AGIF.
Prior to visiting Indonesia, the AGIF has this year staged educational events for superintendents in Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Before the end of 2015, further AGIF educational events will take place in China [October 25-30] and Taiwan [November 9-10].
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