Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A series of high-profile speakers will highlight the opening day of the inaugural Golf Course Superintendents Association of Malaysia [GCSAM] and Asian Golf Industry Federation [AGIF] Turfgrass Management Seminar.
The two-day gathering at the award-winning Kota Permai Golf and Country is supported by the Malaysian Golf Association and will see educational topics presented by notable industry professionals.
As well as golf course upgrading and renovations, environmental management practices, water conservation and the latest developments in golf course maintenance practices will be on the agenda.
More than 50 golf course managers, course superintendents, club managers, greenskeepers and mechanics who want to learn more about the latest in golf course development are expected to attend.
“This event marks the first collaboration between the AGIF and the GCSAM and we are excited at the prospects,” said Eric Lynge, the Federation’s Chief Executive Officer. “The topics selected for the next two days are of high relevancy to the Malaysian golf course industry.”
Jack Cheong, the GCSAM’s President, said: “The GCSAM is committed to continuous education and has been working together with the MGA towards the ultimate objective of improving the condition of golf courses throughout Malaysia.
“The GCSAM is pleased to work together with the AGIF for this seminar and also welcomes the support of the MGA towards another successful event.”
This morning’s session will tee-off with welcome speeches from Lynge and Cheong.
JMP Golf Design Group Partner Bob Moore will then take to the podium to deliver a presentation entitled Three Case Studies – Planning a Renovation.
He will be followed by John Pryor, Managing Director of Hydrogold, who will tackle the topic of Irrigation Auditing.
Before a break for lunch, T. Puvanaendran, Golf Course Superintendent at Kelab Golf Negara Subang will address delegates with a Case Study – Greens Renovation and Grow-in Experience for TifEagle Greens.
The afternoon is set aside for a field day which will include both an indoor seminar and an outdoor exhibition.
Gold sponsors for the event are Jacobsen and Toro, both Executive Members of the AGIF.
Prior to visiting Malaysia, the AGIF has this year staged educational events for superintendents in the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Before the end of 2015, further AGIF educational events will take place in Indonesia [September 29-30], China [October 25-30] and Taiwan [November 9-10].
Birmingham, England: The PGA of Great Britain & Ireland is inviting all those who work or volunteer in golf to join its new membership groups – the Business Management Group and Club Volunteer by PGA.