There are plenty of distractions in Las Vegas, but they weren’t strong enough to deter the thousands of attendees seeking education at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Education Conference, conducted 27 February – 2 March.
The GCSAA Education Conference continues to be a vital resource for the golf industry as 5,338 seats were filled for 106 seminars focusing on golf course management. There was an additional 63 hours of education sessions, forums and panels.
Subject matter included agronomics, business, environmental management, communications, leadership, technology, and personnel management. The 2012 education totals represent an increase of 1.4 percent over last year inOrlando, traditionally the strongest draw in GCSAA’s rotation of venues, and 14.6 percent greater than 2010 in San Diego. It is the largest number of seminar seats sold since 2008 inOrlando.
“The feedback on the education program has been tremendous,” GCSAA President Sandy Queen, CGCS, said. “I am heartened by the enthusiasm of GCSAA members to pursue professional development activities. Continual learning is a necessity to keep up in the ever-changing profession. The ultimate benefactors are facilities and their customers.”
The conference was held in conjunction with the Golf Industry Show. In addition to the education offered, many other presentations and awards highlighted conference activities.