The 2018 Calendar of Events can be downloaded HERE.

Upcoming events

    • 11/03/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Green Bay Area

    Click HERE to view the Hardcopy Registration Form.

    Once again the WGCSA is organizing a great evening of food, conversation and friendship with our spouses/significant others!  This year we are heading to Titletown USA and Specifically the new Titletown District!  We have arranged for a great evening of fun and dining at the Hinterland Brewing Company! The WGCSA Leaders hope you will join us to enjoy a night on the town with your special someone and celebrate the end to this stressful and difficult growing season!

    We will be having our event at the new Hinterland Brewery in the heart of the Titletown District.  Our Cocktail reception with Appetizers will run from 5:30-7:00pm and is again courtesy of the Generous Vendor Companies that have again sponsored the event!  Dinner will be at 7:15 in the private Hinterland Barrel Room.  House Chef’s specialties dinner buffet includes artisan salad, Korean BBQ prime rib, along with belle and evans Chicken, we will end the dining with a Dessert station.

    Following the dinner we are planning to go as a group to one or two of the many night life spots in the area.  Please consider inviting one your fellow industry peers and spouses along!  Everyone that attends enjoys the evening especially our spouses/significant others!

    Those of you needing hotel accommodations we recommend the Lodge Kohler which is across the street from Hinterland.  Call 888-456-4537.   Current room rate is $149.00 and includes free parking.  We do NOT have a room block (offered no discount) Do not delay in reserving your room.   Of course, you can also reserve other hotels in the Titletown area on your own as well!

    This is going to be very fun evening and the WGCSA challenges all members to treat your special someone in your life to a special night on the town.  Please join us!

    • 11/28/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 11/29/2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • The American Club, Kohler, WI

    View Hard Copy Information and Registration HERE.

    2018 Wisconsin Golf Turf Symposium

    Getting back to the basics!

    The American Club

    Kohler, Wisconsin

    Wednesday, November 28th

    12:00 – 1:00 Symposium Registration

    1:00 – 1:15 Josh LePine - 2019 WGCSA President

    Welcome - Opening Remarks

    1:15 – 2:00 Paul Koch, Ph.D- Assistant Prof., Dept of Plant Pathology, U of WI

    Dollar Spot 101: A comprehensive look at our most sprayed-for disease

    2:00 – 2:45 Brian Mavis-Mavis Consulting, Ltd.

    Organic matter testing, sand topdressing products, aeration practices

    2:45 – 3:00 Break

    3:00 – 3:45 Greg Turner-Foley United

    Best/Premium OEM Practices

    3:45 – 4:30 Dennis Hurley-Turf Drainage Company of America

    Analyzing Drainage Problems and Applying Proper Drainage Techniques

    4:30 – 5:00 Q and A Session

    5:00 Refreshments and Conversation

    Thursday, November 29th


    6:45 – 7:45 Breakfast Buffet

    8:00 – 8:45 Frank Rossi-Associate Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University


    9:00 – 9:45 Dr. Rick Latin-Professor of Plant Pathology (Emeritus), Purdue University

    Scheduling Fungicides for Turf Disease Control: Three Approaches

    9:45 – 10:00 Break

    10:00 – 10:45 Chris Tritabaugh- Golf Course Superintendent at Hazeltine National GC

    Clipping Volume-Why we measure it, and what it tells us?

    10:45– 11:30 Frank Rossi- Associate Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University

    GPS based spraying

    11:30 – 12:00 Q and A Session

    12:00 – 1:00 Lunch


    1:00 – 2:30 Panel Discussion-The basics of golf course management

    Scott Anthes, Brown County GC

    Patrick Reuteman, Westmore CC

    Garrett Luck, Hidden Glen at Bentdale Farms

    2:30 – 3:15 Bob Vavrek – Central Region Director, USGA Green Section

    2018 Year in Review

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