Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Northeast Golf Course Superintendents Association 2015 Schedule - Updated

September 23     "Battle for the Boot" at the Equinox in Manchester, VT hosted by VTGCSA

September 28     NEGCSA POA Annual Golf Tournament, Mohawk Golf Club, Host Andrew Eick

October 21         Van Schaick Island Country Club, Host Conor Fitzgerald

We hope you will take time to attend some or all of these events!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 NEGCSA Meeting Schedule (posted by Linda Cure)

2015 NEGCSA Meeting Schedule

April 29       Copake Country Club, Mark Anderson Host, Joint Meeting with Hudson Valley GCSA

May 18        Pinehaven Country Club, Robert Bigley, CGCS Host, Best Ball of 4

June             Joint Meeting with Vermont GCSA, Site TBD

July             Saratoga National Golf Club, Joe Lucas Host

August        TBD

September  TBD

Sign up by Friday, 5/15 for 5/18/15 NEGCSA May Meeting at Pinehaven Country Club (posted by Linda Cure)

2015 NEGCSA May Meeting
Pinehaven Country Club
Guilderland, NY

May 18, 2015
Host Superintendent - Robert Bigley, CGCS
9:00 am Registration
9:15 - 10:30 am Continental Breakfast
10:30 am Shotgun Start
3:00 - 4:30 pm Lunch Buffet

Best Ball of 4
$75 per person includes golf, continental breakfast, snacks and beverages (including domestic beer, water, and soda) on the course, and lunch
$25 per person, lunch only

Please register via email to with your name, company and handicap.

Registration Deadline is May 15, 2015.
Proper golf attire required.
I-87 South (Northway) to the end (Western Avenue/Route 20). At the light go right. Go past the Route 155 intersection and at the first light after the Fire Department, take a right onto Willow Street. Go approximately one half mile and take a left onto Siver Road. Club is located approximately one mile on the right.

Pinehaven Country Club, 1151 Siver Road, Guilderland, NY 12084

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sign Up for the June 17, 2014 NEGCSA Meeting at Saratoga Lake Golf Club! (posted by Linda Cure)

June Meeting
Save the Date!

June 17, 2014
Saratoga Lake Golf Club
35 Grace Moore Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Hosted by Nate Jordan

9:00 - 9:30 am

9:30 - 10:00 am
NEGCSA Meeting

10:00 - 11:30 am
Speaker and Topic - TBD

11:30 am

12:30 pm
Shotgun Start for Golf

Better ball of two

1-87 North to Exit 12.  Go .5 miles east to Route 9.  Continue straight on Dunning Street (County Rte 108) 2.3 miles to Route 9P.  Turn right and proceed .7 miles to Lake Road (Route 76).  Turn right onto Lake Road and proceed .9 miles take a left onto Grace Moore Road.  Entrance is on the left (.3 miles).

Please register via email to: with your name, company and handicap.

Registration Deadline:
June 13, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Applications Now Open to Golf Course Superintendents for 2014 Syngenta Business Institute (posted by Linda Cure)

·       Syngenta is NOW accepting applications for the 2014 Syngenta Business Institute in Winston-Salem, N.C.
·       Offers business curriculum in financial management, delegation skills, effective communication and more.
·      Application deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, May 15, 2014 – Golf course superintendents seeking to enhance their business acumen can now apply for the 2014  Syngenta Business Institute (SBI). Through SBI, Syngenta partners with the nationally-ranked Wake Forest University School of Business to provide superintendents with heightened business and managerial skills.
The sixth annual SBI will take place Dec. 8-11, 2014, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Syngenta receives more than 80 applications annually and approximately 25 superintendents are chosen to attend the program.
Selected participants will learn business management practices presented by Wake Forest University faculty including: financial management, human resources management, delegation skills, effective communication, negotiation tactics and more. To be considered, candidates must complete the application, which includes an essay on why they should be selected, relevant professional experience and educational background.
“The Syngenta Business Institute is definitely in the top three, if not the top event I have ever participated in. Through the Syngenta Business Institute, the professional manager inside of me was rekindled,” says Erwin McKone, superintendent at Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville, Ind., who attended SBI in 2013. “I came away from SBI invigorated and excited, ready to lead and inspire my club, my family and my staff.”
For more than five years, superintendents have recognized this program for its effectiveness and impact on their careers.
“After attending hundreds of hours of seminars over the past 25 years, the most impressive experience has been the camaraderie between all of the superintendents who attended the Syngenta Business Institute,” says Jeff Smelser, superintendent at Galveston Country Club in Galveston, Texas. “I really appreciated the instructors; their effectiveness communicating the information was second to none.”  
To learn more about the Syngenta Business Institute and how you can apply, please visit or contact your local Syngenta territory manager. Completed SBI applications are due Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Participants will be notified of their acceptance into the 2014 Syngenta Business Institute class in October.
About Syngenta
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to

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Monday, May 12, 2014


Environmental sustainability in today’s world is the responsibility of everyone.  The Board of Directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England invites you to attend a field day on Best Management Practices being held at the
Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, MA.

On view will be hybrid maintenance equipment, GPS tracking sprayers, nutrient mapping technology, product information, and displays. Various companies will be involved in a bunker building project.  Learn about Tier 4 emission regulations, what they are and how they might affect you. 

We welcome your participation and appreciate your willingness to find time to attend this event.  The day will be free flowing and continuous with sensitivity to your time constraints.

T-shirts will be handed out as long as they last.

Demo day is June 9, 2014 at Blue Hill Country Club, 23 Pecunit Street, Canton, MA.  If you would like to attend, please click the REGISTER HERE link below.


Complimentary coffee and lunch. 
There is no cost to attend.
Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Brian Skinner, CGCS
Education Chairman
GCSA of New England

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

2014 NEGCSA Meeting Schedule (Posted by Linda Cure)

2014 NEGCSA Meeting Schedule

April 29              Spring meeting at Columbia Golf & Country Club hosted by Tom
                           Niebling, Speaker: Ben McGraw, SUNY Delhi, DEC credits available

May ?                  Joint meeting with the Vermont GCSA, Battle for the Boot, site TBD
                            (MET Team Qualifier, John Espey Qualifier)

June                     TBD

July                      No Meeting Scheduled

August                 TBD

September 17      POA at McGregor Links, hosted by Greg Shaugnessy
                            (MET Team Qualifier, John Espey Qualifier)

September 29      MET Team Championship, Philadelphia Country Club, Gladwyne PA,
                             hosted by Mike McNulty

October ?             Vendor Appreciation at Saratoga Golf and Polo, hosted by Geoff