Continuing Education... A Little Different This Year
Chris Tritabaugh, Northland Country Club, Duluth, MN:
"A very important part of every winter in our industry is continuing education. Industry trends change, new products are released and conversation and ideas flow freely between friends and colleagues. Attending state and national conferences are important to staying current as a golf course superintendent.
This winter, my continuing education season will be a departure from the norm. Rather than simply receive continuing education, I am fortunate to be presenting educational seminars in two separate locations.
The third week of February I will head to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Atlantic Golf Superintendents Association Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show. During the conference I will be presenting two seminars; one on the turfgrass management practices we have implemented at Northland and how they have favored the finer grasses. The second seminar will cover the use of social media in turfgrass and golf course management. It will be fun to visit a new city and meet and converse with a group of superintendents, who manage turf in a very similar climate to Duluth.
"I come from a family of teachers and I am excited to have the opportunity to teach others a little bit of what we have learned here at Northland..."
The week after I return from Halifax I will head to Las Vegas for the 2012 Golf Industry Show. Here I will give a social media talk focused on using Twitter as a golf course superintendent.
It will be fun to be on the other side of the lectern this winter. I also feel a great deal of pride in the fact the practices we have put into place here at Northland have garnered enough interest from colleagues to warrant an educational seminar. I come from a family of teachers and I am excited to have the opportunity to teach others a little bit of what we have learned here at Northland."
Visit Chris's blog at northlandgrounds.blogspot.com.