2023 MAAGCS Annual Meeting

  • 28 Nov 2023
  • 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Rolling Road Golf Club


  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor. Includes 1 Entry
  • Recognition as event lunch sponsor on event website, on-site and in digital and print promotions

MAAGCS Annual Meeting

Presented by

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Rolling Road Golf Club
814 Hilltop Road
Catonsville, MD 21228

Hosted by
Chris Fernandes, MAAGCS Past President

Event Overview

This year's MAAGCS Annual Meeting will be held at Rolling Road Golf Club on Tuesday, November 28th. We will have a special guest speaker, year-in-review, golf awards, scholarship awards, annual business meeting & elections, lunch and a beer & wine social.

Special Guest Speaker

Tom Malehorn

Tom is semi-retired but currently working with RhizoSolutions. Tom attended the Pennsylvania State University Turf Management Program and has been active in the golf and turf industry for the past 57 years. In 1977 he was the youngest Golf Course Superintendent of the GCSAA at age 23. Tom has work internationally visiting golf courses in 42 countries.

2023 Soil Surfactant Performance Under Imposed Drought Stress

Drought and extreme temperature influence turfgrass quality and putting green playing surface conditions. The weather is a card golf course superintendents are dealt and must react to. The proper use of soil surfactants can have a direct influence on turfgrass health and resilience during those challenging weather conditions. This presentation will discuss the use of soil surfactants to mitigate heat and drought-imposed abiotic stress of a putting green in a real-world scenario. Treated and untreated creeping bentgrass plots were evaluated for quality, localized dry patch, abiotic stress, color, rootzone volumetric water content, and prevention and recovery of the playing surfaces when irrigation water was withheld during the highest abiotic stress periods. Application rates and intervals, summary of data collected, and results will be presented. Proper application of a soil surfactant accompanied with post-application irrigation represents an effective method to help mitigate abiotic stress and promote optimum putting green surface performance.


10:15 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guest Speaker
Tom Malehorn

2023 Soil Surfactant Performance Under Imposed Drought Stress

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Annual Meeting, Golf Awards & Elections

2:30 PM
Beer & Wine Social

2022 Annual Meeting Minutes

2024 Slate of Officers

President - Chris Sandels

Vice President / Treasurer - Shaun O'Connor

Secretary - Matthew Earhart

Past President - Chris Fernandes


Government Relations - Eric David

Membership Services - Mike Esh

Newsletter - Vince DiStefano

Education - Open

(Chris Navin will run)

Golf - Joe Haskins

IAC Representative - Open

(Josh Rieger, Andrew Puddester and Jeff Snyder will run)

Sponsorships are available for this event! Contact Tyler Eastham with questions or to confirm your sponsorship.

Lunch Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Speaker Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors


Available Sponsorships

Become a valued sponsor at the MAAGCS Annual Meeting! By committing $500, you can be a Supporting Sponsor. Your contribution will not only spotlight your brand, but also foster industry relationships and support our community's growth. Elevate your presence and demonstrate your commitment to the MAAGCS. Seize this unique opportunity to stand out and connect. Secure your sponsorship today! Register through the website or contact Tyler Eastham to confirm you sponsorship. Each sponsorship includes 1 free entry to the event.

Supporting Sponsors - $500
Includes 1 meeting attendee

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