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  • 19 Aug 2022 12:00 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Chapter GOLD partner, Tenbarge Seed, will be hosting a series of monthly webinars beginning September 8th. For more information, visit tenbargeseeds.com or view the image below.

  • 01 Dec 2020 2:44 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    We would like to congratulate Alexis Wynn, daughter of WGC's John Wynn, as the recipient of our second annual MVGCSA Legacy Scholarship.

    Alexis is currently a freshman at King University in Tennessee and is a part of their acrobatics and tumbling team. She aspires to become an elementary teacher in order to have a positive influence on the lives of others.

    Congratulations and best wishes to Alexis!

  • 24 Nov 2020 2:27 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    With the Ohio Department of Agriculture recently approving LIVE online training, several opportunities have opened up for Ohio applicators to earn credits in the coming weeks. One of those opportunities is the Conference Comes to You program presented by the Carolinas GCSA in conjunction with a local partnership with the Miami Valley GCSA.

    Members of the MVGCSA can register for sessions at the reduced member rate. In addition to saving on your registration, a portion of each registration comes back to the chapter to help support local initiatives such as scholarships, research projects, and other industry giving like the Wee One Foundation and OPARR support.

    Miami Valley GCSA members should select our chapter and enter the code which was emailed to you (if you need your code, contact Brian at blaurent@propelsolutionsllc.com).

    Upcoming ODA credit sessions include:

    November 30th | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    The Challenge of Nematodes in Turf
    Bruce Martin, Ph.D.
    ODA Category 8 - 2 hours

    December 1st | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Plant Growth Regulators for Fine Warm-Season Turf
    Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.
    ODA Category 8 - 2 hours

    December 3rd | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Plant Growth Regulators for Fine Cool-Season Turf
    Bill Kreuser, Ph.D & Doug Soldat, Ph.D.
    ODA Category 8 - 2 hours

    Many other outstanding sessions are available as part of Conference Comes to You! Check out the full line-up at ConferenceComesToYou.org.

  • 02 Nov 2020 1:37 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    With ODA's recent approval of live online training, we've applied for and received approval for the following credit for upcoming Conference Comes To You sessions:

    Advanced Weed Management - Warm Season
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Fungicide Program Development & Dealing with Bugs & Crud in Cool-Season Turf
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Aquatic Plant Management - An Introduction to Keeping Your Ponds Free of Unsightly Plants & Algae
    Cat. 3A - 2 hrs

    Advanced Weed Management - Cool Season
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Poa Resistance
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Advanced & Cost Effective Management of Insect Pests of Warm Season Turf
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Annual Bluegrass Weevil Master Class: Proactive Management for Ever-Changing Environments
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Understanding Pesticide Behavior to Optimize Applications & Minimize Collateral Damage
    Core - 2 hrs

    The Challenge of Managing Nematodes in Turf
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    PGRs for Fine Warm-Season Turf
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    PGRs for Fine Cool-Season Turf
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Making Herbicides Work and Why They Sometimes Fail
    Core - 2 hrs

    Getting to the Root of Managing Soilborne Diseases - Warm Season
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Getting to the Root of Managing Soilborne Diseases - Cool Season
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Bentgrass Selection Management
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Holy Grail - Cool Season Turf
    Cat. 8 - 2 hrs

    Register online at conferencecomestoyou.org! As Conference Comes To You partners, MVGCSA members were emailed a registration code to receive membership pricing.
  • 25 Sep 2020 7:57 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    For those of you interested in virtual education, we are excited to partner with the Carolinas GCSA and dozens of other chapters across the country, as well as the British International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), to bring you virtual education this fall and winter.

    Conference Comes to You is a series of 30 talks over 30 weekdays beginning November 2nd (taking one week off for Thanksgiving).

    More information about the program, including how to register and get our chapter discount, will be emailed to our members very soon.

    Visit conferencecomestoyou.org for more information!

  • 15 May 2020 2:49 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Pick up some stylish apparel and support your chapter at the same time! Check out the MVGCSA store which is open now through June 1st!

    Click here to visit the store

  • 01 May 2020 10:28 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    GCSAA knows your lives and businesses have been affected by the global COVID-19 Pandemic. While there is no lack of general information about the virus and its widespread impact, we wanted to provide you with resources specific to golf and business operations to assist you as golfers get back on the course. Check back as resources will be added regularly. 

    GCSAA Back2Golf Resources
  • 08 Apr 2020 3:51 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Many GCSAA members have had their lives impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund is now providing financial assistance to those affected by the crisis.

    GCSAA will provide up to $500 to members who have experienced the loss of their jobs, layoffs or have been unable to work due to the effects of COVID-19. Funds can be used for items such as, but not limited, to groceries, medication, fuel, personal bills and childcare.

    Any GCSAA member is eligible for this assistance, excluding the Friend of the Golf Course Superintendent classification.

    • Assistance will be processed on a first-come, first serve basis. Members must contact GCSAA at 800-472-7878 or email mbrhelp@gcsaa.org.
    • Members are also welcome to submit names of GCSAA members they may know who need assistance.

    GCSAA's goal is to provide financial assistance as quickly as possible.

    Donations made to the fund are an opportunity for those in the golf industry to directly assist their peers and are tax deductible. The fund is administered through GCSAA's philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf. You can donate today at https://environmental-institute-for-golf.snwbll.com/disaster-relief-fund-giving-portal or by texting Disaster to 785-693-2593 and following the link in the response.

    Visit https://www.gcsaa.org/about-gcsaa/gcsaa-disaster-relief-fund for more information.

  • 23 Mar 2020 6:57 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    In response to yesterday’s Stay at Home Order issued by the Ohio Governor’s office and Ohio’s Department of Health, we have been seeking clarification on whether golf courses can remain open for play. Today, we received confirmation that golf courses may remain open for play under Section 5, Part C of the Stay at Home Order, as long as they can comply with Social Distancing Requirements as outlined in Section 15.

    To view the Stay at Home Order in its entirety, click here.

    Social distancing requirements as outlined by the Director’s Stay at Home Order include:

    • Maintaining a distance of at least six feet between individuals

    • Having hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers

    • Implementing separate hours for elderly and vulnerable customers

    • Posting online whether a facility is open and how to best reach the facility and continue services by phone or remotely (applicable to tee time reservations and checking in)

    Additionally, maintenance for golf courses can proceed under Section 12, Part K as they are providing services necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of an Essential Activity as previously outlined (Section 5, Part C).

    While we are pleased to be able to provide a bit of clarity to this situation, please do not take this as an endorsement or requirement for courses to open. We believe that a course should make its own decision as to whether or not they would like to operate during these uncertain times. Courses should only open for play if they are certain that they can provide a safe environment for their employees and customers by complying with the social distancing requirements and proper sanitation of their equipment and common areas.

    If you would like additional clarification regarding the Stay at Home Order as it relates to your business, we would encourage you to contact your counsel or local health department.

    We hope that you will continue to make decisions that are in the best interest of your health and the health of your employees, customers, friends, and family.

    Be safe out there!

  • 24 Jan 2020 9:30 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Meet Ryan D'Autremont
    Golf Course Superintendent, Dayton Country Club
    MVGCSA Secretary/Treasurer

    Currently the Golf Course Superintendent at Dayton Country Club. This is my 8th year as Superintendent and 9th year overall at DCC. Previously I spent 10 years at NCR CC as an Assistant on the North and South courses. I am a proud Purdue Boilermaker, Boiler UP!!! I also did an internship at NCR as well as internships at Pine Needles & Mid Pines resorts in NC and Bent Brook GC in Birmingham, AL.

    My first ever golf course job (and first ever job in general) was at Penn Terra GC in Lewisburg, OH which is now closed (RIP). Some of my fondest memories are from Penn Terra and that course is the reason I enjoy the turf industry so much. I have never had a job that wasn’t in or around the turf industry!

    I was born and raised in Brookville, OH and went to Brookville High School. Currently I live in Oakwood, OH with my son Luc. He is a 14 years old and in the 8th grade. Most of my free time is spent with Luc and his extra curricular activities. A lot of basketball, football, and most recently he has picked up wrestling.

    We also like to attend Purdue football and basketball games. I also enjoy spending time and traveling with my girlfriend Jenny. Occasionally I play golf, poorly, but am going to try to get out there more often this season as are the rest of you, I’m sure!

    In March of 2012 I came to Dayton Country Club with the task of cleaning up, modernizing, and making the entire process more efficient. We have made great strides including; modernizing the equipment fleet, cleaning and organizing our facility to make our maintenance process more efficient, aggressive planning on the course to improve consistency, large scale tree removals to improve overall agronomics, a full bunker renovation, a new master plan to take us into the future, and most importantly, building a team to make it all seamlessly work together. I would be nothing without my staff. They are highly skilled and provide a phenomenal product for our membership.

    Event experience:
    2001 US Women’s Open - Pine Needles Lodge and Resort
    2005 US Senior Open - NCR Country Club
    2013 & 2016 Women’s Wester Amateur - Dayton Country Club

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