Economy vs. Agronomy – What is Sustainable? (1203-01)

January 28, 10:15 a.m.-Noon
Room: W308A – West Concourse
1-hour, 45-minute seminar: .20 edu pts Pricing: $85 member  $130 non-member $45 student member

Have you found the right balance when it comes to agronomy and economy? This is a challenge all superintendents and golf facilities face every day and it is called the golf “business” for a reason. Refine your focus in striving to balance playability values within the context of a budget. There will be discussion of theory and real-world examples to take a deeper look at elements of golf operations and minimize any bias that you may have developed over time. Learn how to drive and embrace change and bring sustainability into focus at your facility.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Prioritize data and integrate sustainable processes
  • Reduce risks to the golf course asset and business 
  • Identify efficiencies that provide value at your facility 


John Bladon, Director and COO, Turf Prophit and The Chimera Group, Ontario, Canada

Matthew Gourlay, CGCS
, Director, Golf Operations, Colbert Hills Golf Course, Manhattan, Kan.


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