Združenje vzdrževalcev golf igrišč Slovenije
Slovenian Greenkeepers Association
Ulica Milana Majcna 16, 1000 Ljubljana
Kontaktna oseba/contact person:
Boštjan Zupan (predsednik/chairman)
mobile: + 386 (0)31 202 627
Dear friends, we invite you to our 22. DAYS OF EDUCATION:
08. and 09. of November 2022 in Hotel Park
8:00-8:45 Registration of participants
8:45-9:00 Chairman BOSTJAN ZUPAN
Opening of education days of Greenkeeper Asociation of Slovenia
9:00-9:45 STEVE CHAPPELL, Golf Superintendent Royal Bled Golf Club
"Hunger in Paradise" talks on the modern day challenges for modern day turfgrass management His view on disease pressure; heat/summer stress & employee issues that he has faced at Royal Bled over the past few years. He will offer some of the solutions that have worked favorably.
9:45-11:00 JOSEF KERSCHBAUMER General Sales Manager Austria/SEE/Romania bei Prochaska Handels GmbH
Reel science and optimum cut technology
11:00-11:30 Refreshment break Sponsored by PROCHASKA GmbH (Toro)
11:30-12:15 BRUCE WILLIAMS past Golf Superintendent and Past GCSAA President
50 Years Tips, Trics, and Lessons Learned
12:15-13:00 JOHN MASCARO President of Turf-Tec International, supplier of diagnostic instruments for golf and stadium turf.
"The History of Testing Equipment on Golf Courses and how to save Money" The use of testing equipment to save time and money and have a healthier turf. John will show us the history of testing equipment on golf courses and examine how testing equipment can save time and provide for better turfgrass health.
14:00-14:45 MICHAEL FANCE has a background of 38 years in this industry. He spent 18 years in greenkeeping, 14 years in either Head Greenkeeper or Course Manager positions. He has spent the last 20 years consultatively selling products into the sports turf sector and is both FACTS and BASIS qualified. Bob Moore, founder of Aquatrols, brought the first soil surfactant to the sports turf market in 1954, the area of products commonly known as wetting agents, and the company is now widely regarded as the global leader in this technology. As well as operating as the European Account Manager Michael also fulfils the role of European Technical Support Manager.
"Selecting the most appropriate soil surfactant to suit my site, situation and the unpredictability of the weather"
14:45-15:30 JOHN MASCARO
"Photo Quiz" where he will show problems on golf courses and how the problems were solved. topics will relate to irrigation issues, golfer and employee problems and their solutions.
15:30-16:00 Refreshment break sponsored by Micronatura
16:00-16:45 SUSAN HADDOCK, B.S., MBA
Commercial Horticulture/Integrated Pest Management Agent IV : University of Florida, IFAS Extension
Golf Course Best Management Practices
16:45-17:00 ALL TOGETHER! all speakers will be available for Q&A
19:00- Dinner sponsored by RainBird and AB d.o.o.
9:00-9:45 GUNDARS VIETNIEKS Rain Bird Golf Area Sales Manager – Eastern Europe
How you can save water, time, and labor with Rain Can and ET adjustments.
9:45-10:30 JEREMY HUGHES Symbio international sales manager
How good microbial activity in your soils and root zones will improve plant
health and reduce increasing expenditure.
10:30-11:00- Refreshment break sponsored by Symbio and Green Consulting
11:00-11:45 BRUCE WILLIAMS Networking
11:45-12:30 JEREMY HUGHES Biology down under
12:30-13:30 GUNDARS VIETNIEKS How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System
13:30- conclusion of 22 Days of Education.