Delegates from as far afield as Malaysia, South Africa, Egypt and South Africa have already registered for the Turf Care conference to be held at The Gleneagles Hotel from 18 to 20 November 2001. It is designed to address issues facing both the business entrepreneurs who wish to build a golf course as well as those already involved in the industry and to turn the developer’s ambition into reality.
The conference is the brainchild of Jimmy Kidd, director of turfgrass management at the world-renowned five red star resort in Perthshire.
“There are a lot of different individuals required to build and maintain a golf course,” he explained, “each with their own area of expertise and all with an important role to play in the development process. The conference is the ideal springboard for representatives from each part of that process to meet and expand their knowledge and understanding of one another’s role.
“Experts in the field of golf course design, construction, turf care and golf management will provide professional advice on each aspect of the development process, taking them from the initial idea to the first tee-shot. The conference will address project management issues from how to present their idea to the bank manager to selecting the best course design for their landmass.”
The conference will also be addressing environmental and ecological issues which Jimmy Kidd believes are essential aspects of all golf course management. This commitment is reinforced by results; Gleneagles was awarded the Pan European Award for Environmental Excellence, a Committed to Green award, in February 2001 and was also accepted into the world-renowned Audubon environmental certification programme in 2000.
The conference is sponsored by Textron Golf, Turf and Specialty Products, Floratine Products Group, Rain Bird, Turf Seed Inc, European Turf Technology Ltd, Barrelfield Golf and Waste 2 Water.
The three-day conference residential rate costs £600 per person. The non-resident rate is £375.
Turf Care Conference information firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01764 694 491 or fax 01764 694 466.
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