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USGA to Host Pace and Innovation Symposium

11.27am 6th January 2016 - Management Topics - This story was updated on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

USGA-LogoRegister for free on-line access to the 2016 USGA Pace and Innovation Symposium on Jan. 19-20, at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. The webinar will be recorded for late viewing.

The United States Golf Association will host the 2016 USGA Pace and Innovation Symposium on Jan. 19-20, 2016, at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, California.

The two-day symposium will bring together experts and leaders from throughout the industry to share tools, insights, ideas and solutions that can help golf facilities enhance their operations and improve the golfer experience at their courses.

The symposium will focus on research, technology and case studies in areas such as course design, resource management and pace of play. These innovations are expected to help facilities make their operations more efficient while also providing an enjoyable, sustainable product for their customers.


Tuesday, Jan. 19: Tools and Solutions*

Morning Session

  • USGA’s sustainability initiative: Rand Jerris, USGA
  • Resource management tool: Jim Moore, USGA
  • Flagstick tool: Matt Pringle, USGA
  • USGA-University of Minnesota research partnership: Rand Jerris and Brian Horgan, Univ. of Minnesota

Afternoon Session

  • Financial model for pace of play: Henry DeLozier and Stephen Johnston, Global Golf Advisors
  • Community relations: Craig Kessler, Southern California Golf Association
  • Pace around the world: Grant Moir, The R&A
  • Urban facility development: Christophe Muniesa, French Golf Federation

Wednesday, Jan. 20: Course Design and Management*

Morning Session

  • Redesign opportunities: Chad Ritterbusch, American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA)
  • Impact of design on pace of play: Jeff Blume, ASGCA
  • Turf removal: Forrest Richardson, ASGCA
  • Southern California turf removal case studies: Todd Eckenrode, ASGCA

Afternoon Session

  • Arlington Lakes’ 3- and 6-hole loops: Mike Benkusky, ASGCA; Tim Govern and Al Bevers, Arlington Lakes G.C., Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Rockwind Community Links: Andy Staples, ASGCA; J.J. Murphy, City of Hobbs, N.M.
  • Monarch Dunes’ Learn Golf program: Damian Pascuzzo, ASGCA; Minas Kaloosian, Monarch Dunes Golf Club, Nipomo, Calif.

There is no cost, but you need to register in order to participate. You can find the schedule by clicking the following link:

LINK TO REGISTER: Pace and Innovation Symposium



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