Upcoming events

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PST)
    • Bay City Brewing Company, San Diego

    GIS Social Event

    Don't Miss It!

    Hosted by: MAAGCS, VGCSA and ESAGCS

    627 8th Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    7:00pm - 10:00pm

    Casual Attire

    Once again we will be hosting our annual social event joint with VGCSA and ESAGCS during the week of the golf industry show. This is a FREE event and we encourage you and your guest to attend for a fun night of networking, food & drinks. Registration is not required, just show up!

    Bay City Brewing is just a short walk from the Horton Grand Hotel. This cool brewery and tasting room features locally brewed Pilsners, IPAs, Lagers, Ales and Stouts. Our venue consists of a private rooftop bar that has covered spaces, fire pits, ample seating and views of the San Diego Skyline. You don't want to miss it!

    Presenting Sponsors


    Supporting Sponsors

    Sponsorship Opportunities!

    We invite your company to be a sponsor of this yearly event! This is always one of the most anticipated gatherings of the year for all three associations and we are excited to be back after having to cancel the event last year due to COVID. Event sponsors will receive recognition on this website, in weekly eLetters, quarterly newsletters and at the event. Thank you for your consideration and support!

    Presenting Sponsors - $1,000
    Supporting Sponsors - $500

    You can confirm your sponsorship by registering through this event website or contact Tyler Eastham at teastham@gmail.com.

    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott, MD
    • 173

    2022 Education Seminar

    Presented by

    Turf Valley Resort
    2700 Turf Valley Rd.
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

    Wednesday, February 16, 2022

    The annual Education Seminar is a full day event that provides industry professionals the opportunity to hear from some of the best educators from around the country. And as always there will be re-certifications and GCSAA education points awarded. This is also a great event to network with your colleagues and discuss the upcoming growing season. Included with registration will be education, breakfast, lunch, ice cream break and a beer and wine social after the event. Be sure to register early and don't miss out on our biggest education event of the year

    Sport-coat and tie preferred


    Gina Rizzi, Sam Bahr, Bruce Clark, Ph.D., Steve McDonald, M.Sci., Dr. Yanqi Wu, Elliott Dowling, Dr. Devin Mathias
    Arcus Marketing Group, UMD, Rutgers, Turfgrass Disease Solutions, OSU, USGA, UMD (Retired)

    Confirmed Credits

    We are in the process of seeking additional re-certification credits.
    This list will be updated as they are approved.

    GCSAA - 0.60 Education Points

    • Delaware - 2.0 Nutrient Management Continuing Education Credits
    • Delaware - 3.0 Credits in category 03 - Ornamental & Turf
    • Maryland - 2.0 CEUs approved for Professional Fertilizer Applicators (PFA)
    • Washington D.C. - 8 Pesticide Credits in each category. 00 Core, 3A Exterior Ornamental Plants, 3B Lawns & Turf, 5 Aquatic Pest Control, 6 Right-of-Way Pest Control
    • West Virginia - 10 Pesticide Credits in each category. 4A Ornamental & Turf, 11 Demonstration & Research, 12 Pesticide Storage & Distribution




    Registration Closes Friday, February 8, 2022
    Cancellations must be done prior to the close of registration to be issued a refund.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Lunch Sponsor: $2,000
    Reception Sponsor: $1,500
    Ice Cream Break Sponsor: $1,000
    Speaker Sponsor(s): $750


    Contact Tyler Eastham at teastham@gmail.com


    Speaker Sponsors


    Break Sponsors




    Breakfast and Registration

    President Chris Fernandes "Opening Remarks"

    7:30 - 8:30
    Bruce B. Clark Ph.D., Rutgers University
    "New Fungicides for Turf Disease Control"

    8:30 - 9:30
    Sam A. Bahr, Horticulturist, University of Maryland
    "Establishing a Native Pollinator Meadow"

    9:30 - 10:00
    Morning Break

    10:00 - 11:00
    Steve McDonald, M.Sci, Turfgrass Disease Solutions
    Dr. Kevin Mathias, UMD (Retired)

    "Insect Pest Updates: What is new with ABW & Fall Army Worm"

    11:00 - 12:00
    Dr. Yanqi Wu
    "Developing new turf bermudagrass varieties for use in the transition zone of the United States"

    12:00 - 1:00

    1:00 - 2:00
    Gina Rizzi, President, ARCUS Marketing Group
    "High-Octane Teamwork! Transitioning Crews into Cohesive Teams"

    2:00 - 2:30
    Ice Cream Break

    2:30 - 3:30
    Elliott Dowling, USGA

    3:30 - 5:00
    Pesticide and Fertilizer
    Re-certification Application

    Beer and Wine Social

    • 23 Feb 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
    • 5

    Assistant Superintendents Meeting

    Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Networking Social Following

    GPS Sprayer and Golf Course Construction Education

    Woodmont Country Club
    1201 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852

    Cost: FREE

    Presented by

    Thanks to Finch, there is no cost for the event.  This will be a great opportunity to learn about GPS sprayers, their benefits, and the interface used to operate them. We are excited to offer a hands-on experience with the sprayers to give attendees a chance to see John Deere’s units in the field. Also, Joel Weiman will be on hand to present an overview of the golf course construction updates his team has been making at Woodmont. After the presentations, there will be chance to network with other area assistant superintendents at a local establishment.


    Check In: 11:45 am
    Reid Mitchell: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    Field Education: 1:30 - 2:30 pm
    Joel Weiman: 2:30 - 3:45 pm

    Social Networking Following the Event: Location TBA

    Coordinated by

    Luke Simon, Chevy Chase Club
    MAAGCS Assistant Superintendent BOD Representative

    • 24 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Turf Equipment and Supply Company, Jessup, MD


    Equipment Manager & Mechanic's Meeting

    Thursday, February 24th, 2022

    8015 Dorsey Run Road
    Jessup, MD 20794(Training Room)

    Cost: FREE

    We are excited to partner with TESCO and MAATEM to offer an afternoon networking and education for equipment managers and mechanics. We encourage clubs to send their staff, MAAGCS members or not, to this valuable session.

    All equipment managers and technicians are encouraged to attend!


    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Registration, Lunch & Networking

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Introductions & Toro Product Updates - Mark Dupcak & Mike Huey

    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    Mechanic's Meeting

    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Tier 4 Equipment Maintenance - Dave Tolley


    RSVP/Questions to Mike Huey mikehuey@turf-equipment.com or Mark Dupcak markdupcak@turf-equipment.com so that we have an accurate head count for lunch.


    Turf Equipment and Supply Company
    8015 Dorsey Run Road
    Jessup, MD 20794
    (Training Room)

    Coordinated by

    Anthony Lewis, Chevy Chase Club
    MAAGCS Equipment Manager BOD Representative

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