Black and white theme for the Monday night dinner


One of the fun events at the conference is the poolside dinner on Monday night, after the first day's seminars have concluded. The theme of the dinner this year is "Black and White," so as you plan for your trip to the conference, please keep that in mind.

We've had a range of themes in the past -- blue jeans night, Songkran theme, cowboy, favorite sports team, etc. This year will have lots of black and white.


Education credits from CMAA available to Pattaya conference delegates

CMAA_LogoWordmark_4CThe CMAA has allocated 11 CMI education credits to the upcoming Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2017 conference. To be held from March 6 to 8, this conference includes two full days of seminars at the Amari Pattaya, and a field day and AGIF turfgrass management exposition at the Pattana Golf Club and Resort. The AGIF is the exclusive partner of the CMAA in Asia (excluding China) and is working with them to bring their world respected Certified Club Manager degree to Managers in Asia.

This conference brings together golf course superintendents, club managers, suppliers, researchers, designers, and administrators to learn from the seminars, and from and with their peers, about the latest developments in golf and turfgrass management. Conference registration forms are here.



Photos and presentations from Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2016

It was another fun conference in Thailand, as the TGCSA welcomed 283 delegates from 24 countries to Pattaya for the Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2016 conference. This conference is organized by the TGCSA and ATC for the TGA, with support from the R&A.

Presentation slides from this year's conference (and previous years) are available for download.

Boy Yothin took hundreds of photos from the conference, field day, and AGIF turfgrass management exhibition and made them available in this Facebook album. A few of his photos from the conference are shown below.







The R&A Seminar on Sustainable Golf Course Design, Renovation and Maintenance in Asia

There are a lot of seminars happening in Asia in early March. Two new events are available this year, one in China and another in Thailand. These are The R&A Seminar on Sustainable Golf Course Design, Renovation and Maintenance in Asia.

The first is on March 3 and 4 in Beijing:

The R&A is to host a free to attend seminar in China that promotes responsible and practical approaches to golf course design, renovation and maintenance - highlighting the ongoing work of the industry in raising the expectations for golf.  This seminar will provide the most comprehensive sustainable education event in Asia across golf developments, renovations and course management.

The R&A Seminar on Sustainable Golf Course Design, Renovation and Maintenance in Asia will be held in Beijing on 3 and 4 March, as part of the China Golf Show at the National Convention Centre.


The second is on March 10 in Thailand, focusing on "golf developments, renovations and course management."

The R&A Seminar on Sustainable Golf Course Design, Renovation and Maintenance in Asia will be held at the Amata Spring Country Club on 10 March.

Both seminars are free to attend.

More information and registration for the China seminar is here: registration closes on February 26.

Details and registration for the Thailand seminar are here: registration closes on March 4.

Highlights, and more great photos from the 2015 conference

These photos from Boy Yothin and the Thai GCSA capture all of the conference. Some of the highlights this year included:

  • a record attendance of 293 people
  • excellent seminars at the Amari Pattaya taught by our speakers from the USA, Scotland, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Philippines, with all handouts and presentations available for download at this link
  • the Asian Turfgrass Field Day on a sunny morning at the Siam CC Waterside course, with on course demonstrations of the principles taught in the classroom seminars
  • the AGIF Turfgrass Management Exposition at Laem Chabang, with equipment and product demonstrations and networking
  • great food and fun social events