On July 25, there will be a full day seminar about football pitch maintenance in Thailand. This seminar is free to attend, and will be held in the Sport Science Center Building at Bangkok Thonburi University. Registration form and additional details in these files:
The TGCSA have announced the details of the 2018 conference. It will be at the Dusit Thani Pattaya and at Laem Chabang International Country Club.
The program for the Thailand Golf Travel Mart 2017 in Khao Yai includes an interesting session that is about more than just travel and tourism. On July 25, the Thailand Golf Paradise Seminar will include sessions on golf course design, maintenance, and renovation.
Hear from Pirapon Namatra of GolfEast about the golf courses of Thailand and their design, from Neil Cleverly, the well known superintendent from Rio de Janeiro's Olympic course, Chris May and Jon Tomlinson from IMG, and others involved with golf course operations in Thailand.
I (Micah Woods) will be speaking about The best playing conditions with the fewest inputs. Thailand really is a golf paradise when it comes to golf courses with great playing conditions, and I will explain how to achieve those conditions with the fewest inputs of water, pesticides, mowing, and fertilizer.
These photos show a bit of the variety in golf course turf in Thailand.
Created with flickr slideshow.
The slides and handouts from this year's conference are now available in the Downloads section of the website.
You can also find archived material from the 2010 to 2016 conferences on that page.
The conference this year was another fun one. As he has done for the past few years, Boy Yothin again documented all the seminars, dinners, field day, and other functions with hundreds of photos. I've picked out a few from the galleries he shared on Facebook and included them below. You can see all the conference photos in these galleries:
The GCSAA has approved the 2017 conference program for 1.45 education points.
GCSAA members will be provided with the Event Approval Code notice at the end of the conference, and can then use this code to update their education points with the GCSAA's online affidavit.
The Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association (AGCSA) has approved continuing education points (CEP) for next week's Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia conference.
Delegates from five continents and more than 20 countries are expected in Pattaya for this three day conference. See the schedule here.
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.
The 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.