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September 2018 President’s Message: Phil Fitzgerald

By Amy Conrad | September 10, 2018

Dear SDGCSA members, I hope this letter finds you and your families in good health. I can’t believe that it is already the end of August and our summer season is beginning to wind down. The days are getting shorter and the sun is moving further to the south, signaling […]

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Election Meeting 2018 Recap: Jon Kelly

By Amy Conrad | September 10, 2018

  Election Meeting Recap: Jon Kelly, SDGCSA Secretary/Treasurer  This year’s election meeting was held at El Camino CC. The election saw the appointing of Phil Fitzgerald as President, Cody Layton as Vice President, and Jon Kelly as Secretary/Treasurer. Todd Kochanowski will serve his final year on the board in the […]

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Invitational 2018 Recap: Todd Kochanowski

By Amy Conrad | September 10, 2018

This year’s Annual SDGCSA Invitational Golf Tournament 2018 circled back to one of San Diego’s best, Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.  RSFGC has been the host site for this event in the past and always a favorite amongst our group.  Tim Barrier, the host Superintendent, played an instrumental part in […]

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From the Field: Jeff Jensen, GCSAA Field Staff, Southwest Region 

By Amy Conrad | September 10, 2018

From the Field: Jeff Jensen, GCSAA Field Staff, Southwest Region  GCSAA recently announced changes to the annual Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA). The changes will be effective immediately. In past years, categories were established based on facility type including Overall, National Public, National Resort, Chapter and Merit winners. The 2018 […]

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Growing a Greener Golf Course on KPBS

By Amy Conrad | June 1, 2018

KPBS-TV recently aired an episode called ‘Growing a Greener Golf Course’ featuring Superintendents in Southern California. The episode puts the  business of golf course maintenance in a very positive light and we were delighted to be a part of its production and PR! Click Here To View the Episode. The following […]

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From the Field: Jeff Jensen, GCSAA Field Staff, Southwest Region 

By Amy Conrad | April 19, 2018

I hope this finds you all doing well and enjoying some Spring weather. It’s hard to believe Summer is right around the corner! The Hi-Lo Desert GCSA, San Diego GCSA and GCSA of Southern California Board of Directors met at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club for the inaugural […]

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March 2018 President’s Message: Todd Kochanowski

By Amy Conrad | April 19, 2018

Dear SDGCSA members, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones happy, healthy and having a great start to 2018. As we all start to look forward to spring aerification and golf course conditioning, our recent wet weather sure is encouraging. Of course we certainly hope for more, […]

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Meet the Super: Phil Fitzgerald, Golf and Tennis Supervisor, City of Coronado

By Amy Conrad | April 19, 2018

For those that have been in the Association for a while, you may recall the Inforemer Newsletter used to highlight the Golf Course Superintendents that were hosting the SDGCSA monthly meeting or other event at their facility. With this version of Turf Pros, we are happy to once again recognize […]

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Affiliate’s Corner: Erin Novotny, SDGCSA Affiliate Representative, Turf Star

By Amy Conrad | April 19, 2018

We’ve all heard the dreaded phase, ‘tier 4’ when discussing the purchase of new equipment, but what exactly is it and what do we need to know to maintain it? In the 1970’s the Environmental Protection Agency created 4 tiers of emission standards that would be required in a given […]

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