Real Life Stories - Managing Native and Out of Play Areas Successfully (1246-01)

January 28, 10:15 a.m.-Noon
Room: W300 – West Concourse
1-hour, 45-minute seminar: .2 edu pts Pricing: FREE

Out of Play and Native/Naturalized Areas are an important part of the golf course’s green space. Planning, developing and maintaining these areas takes professional education, skill and practices to ensure success within the golf environment. Attendees will explore GCSAA’s Best Management Practices for native areas while three successful superintendents will share their experiences from private and public courses alike.

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of:

  • Science based and successful BMPs for native or out of play areas
  • Planning, implementing and maintaining quality native areas with important collaboration
  • Educating members or golfers while promoting the valuable greenspace golf courses provide 


Matthew Ceplo, CGCS, Superintendent, Rockland Country Club, Sparkill, N.Y.
Jay Randolph, CGCS,
Superintendent, Ben Geren Golf Course, Fort Smith, Ark.

Kyle Sweet, CGCS
, Superintendent, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel, Fla.
Bryan Unruh, Ph.D.
, Professor, Extension Turf Specialist, University of Florida


Assitant Superintendents BMP TrackEnvironmental Management Student Education