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The U.S. has experienced some severe storms this season with the potential for more remaining. Ron Wright, CGCS, updates this webinar from our series on disasters to help you create or update your emergency response plan.

Each webinar in the series is designed to focus on a single crisis type. You'll hear what happened, what plan was in place and what the CGCS in charge learned and now recommends. In Wright’s case, he experienced several hurricanes first hand at the Country Club of Mobile. During this quick hour, he’ll cover tips for clean-up, how best-laid plans may need to adapt, and review systems and plans you’ll want to put in place as soon as you can. 

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Facility BMP Plans provide many benefits for the superintendent, the superintendent profession, the golf facility and the golf course industry. GCSAA has received funding from the USGA and PGA Tour, but superintendents must participate in order for the industry to be successful.  Join J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., for this hour-long webinar to learn why having a written facility plan is so important.

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Erwin McKone, CGCS

Ponds and other water bodies bring both beauty and benefit to the golf course. Different types of algae can disrupt that beauty and become problematic. Erwin McKone, CGCS, leads this 90-minute webinar to review the role of algae in the aquatic ecosystem. Classic and alternative treatments of algal blooms will be examined. McKone will explain ways this has changed in the ten years that have transpired since he first taught on this topic, including new permitting issues. Join us to make sure your management program is up-to-date.

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Author:
Ashley Wilkinson

Among the biggest projects any turf manager may undertake will be a new irrigation system. While many shy away from playing an active role in the system’s design, Ashley Wilkinson explains why and how you should help in planning for such a large construction project in this 90-minute webinar.

This live event will take place on Dec. 6 at noon, Central.

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CapozziGroup

Would you know how to respond if you heard shots fired where you are? There are many steps that can be taken to increase your odds of survival if you should have such an incident. Rick Capozzi of CapozziGroup and Survival Mindset has researched FBI statistics, worked with military, law enforcement and Homeland Security to develop this very up-to-date program that really helps people prepare for a day that they hope never comes (but could.) Watch this 90-minute webcast and update your emergency plan.
 

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In this 90-minute webcast, Jim Ferrin, CGCS, and Sam Samuelson, CGCS, briefly review the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and cover ways you can make your course more user-friendly for this growing segment of the community.

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The need for state-level best management practices (BMP) programs is greater than ever. Many golf courses in urban environments are seen as much less than the positive green spaces we know them to be. In this 90-minute webinar, J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., and Stacey Kingsbury will cover the nuts and bolts of BMP planning and development.
This course now has closed captioning.

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There are 3 chronic issues in turfgrass management: Drainage, Air movement & Shade. In this series of one-hour webcasts, the agronomic symptoms from each are examined. Our experts provide background on the challenge and offer solutions to help mitigate the issue at your golf course. Bud White, CPAg, discusses air movement and its relationship to disease and healthy turf.

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En la presentación, de carácter práctico, se estudiará cómo afecta el ciclo del agua y su calidad en nuestros campos de golf. Conocida la calidad del agua a partir de un programa de análisis, primero ponderaremos el peso de los contenidos en sales y nutrientes, y posteriormente, calibraremos la repercusión de sus características en el manejo del cultivo del césped. La relación de las medidas correctoras y ajustes se establecerá para las situaciones de manejo más comunes.

 

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In this 60-minute webinar, Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., reviews the importance of facility BMP plans and what’s involved in using the new Facility BMP Tool. The online tool can help you develop a BMP manual for your facility based upon your state’s BMP program. You’ll see how to use the work done at the state level – Unruh will demonstrate how you can copy, create and adapt your state’s manual for your facility. Having a written facility manual documents and supports your professional course management while providing the means to educate management, golfers and the public. Unruh demonstrates how easy the tool is to use once your state plan is in place. Watch to see the steps involved.

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You were promoted because you were good at doing the work. Now, your job is to lead the people who do the work. And that’s no easy task! Call-outs, conflict, job openings and poor performance; Jodie Cunningham addresses them all in this 90-minute webinar.

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Will Bowden presents this 60-minute webcast designed to review how golf courses can benefit communities environmentally and economically while contributing to the overall well-being of the local urban landscape. Listen in to learn how you might communicate these same positive benefits to your neighbors and community.

Original presentation date: Nov. 3, 2016
Education points: 0.1

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Ron Hickman, PGA Master Professional, provides some examples of best ways to mark hazard and out-of-bounds areas in this 90-minute webinar. 

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Scott Hollister, Editor-in Chief, Golf Course Management, hosts and shares blogging basics and how GCM utilizes its own blog. He also interviews a panel of superintendent bloggers comprised of:

Jim Alwine, Bernardo Heights CC, San Diego, Calif.
Brian Stiehler, CGCS, Highlands (N.C.) CC
Rick Tegtmeier, CGCS, MG, Des Moines (Iowa) G&CC
Chris Tritabaugh, Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.

Original presentation date: Dec. 1, 2016
Education points: 0.2

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Join J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., and Stacey Kingsbury as they guide you through GCSAA’s online BMP Planning Guide and Template. Learn important aspects of the planning process, from working with the steering committee and stakeholders to editing the best management practices (BMPs) during this 60-minute webinar. 

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