The Southern Illinois Golf Course Superintendents Association is the Southern Illinois Chapter
of the The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).
The purpose of the Southern Illinois Golf Course Superintendents Association:
- To provide for and enhance the recognition of the Southern Illinois golf course superintendents as professionals.
- To advance the art of greenkeeping and the science of turfgrass management; to collect and disseminate
information concerning efficient and economical management of golf courses and related environmental issues.
May Meeting "Chapter Challenge" wrap up. Annual joint chapter meeting with SIGCSA & MVGCSA On a rare sunny & dry spring day 46 Players enjoyed a day of education and golf at Sunset Hills CC for the annual May Chapter Challenge hosted by Sunset Hills CC Supt. Zach Collins. Zach and his crew had the course in great shape despite all the challenges of this spring's weather! The day began with a presentation from Dr Lee Miller, Associate Professor and Turfgrass Pathologist from the University of Missouri. Dr Miller's presentation centered on bentgrass putting green survival in the summer contingent on spring turfgrass maintenance practices. A shout out to Sunset Hills CC for providing an outstanding lunch buffet consisting of beef brisket, chicken breast, mostaccioli, salad and deserts. A noon shotgun start featured 2 person teams from the SIGCSA Chapter vs MVGCSA Chapter squaring off playing 9 holes of Fourball stroke play and 9 holes of scramble formats. The competition was tight as MVGCSA posted the most low scores from the low 10 scores and ties to win the Chapter Challenge 6 to 5. Congrats to the MVGCSA for claiming the Chapter Challenge "Braggin Rights" for the first time. Golf awards and 19th hole camaraderie followed play to wrap up a great day of golf at SHCC. A special note of thank you to our event sponsors for their generous contributions in promoting the Chapter Challenge meeting! FMC (Michael Johnson), GreensPro (Paul Hurst) MTI Distributing (Mark Galentine) Supreme Turf Products (Ryan Madden) Also special recognition to SHCC Director of Golf Jon DePriest and his staff for their expertise in setting up and scoring the event and making the day enjoyable for all! Thanks to all who took time out from their busy schedule to welcome Dr Miller and make for a great day of camaraderie. Chapter Challenge scoring results. SIGCSA (5) MVGCSA (6) 68 Kried/Toennies 68 Pini/Carron 71 Kueper/Simpson 71 Hartman/Scherrer 72 Humphrey/Morgan 73 Eade/Kuhn 74 Exler/Chiordini 76 Heil Barber 76 Carlson/Roethler 77 Miller/Borah 77 Carpenter/Finnerty 1st Flight 2nd Flight_________________ 68 Dave Pini/ Mike Carron 80 Paul Hurst/Rob Kick 68 Justin Kried/Mark Toennies 80 Mike Daugherty/Tim Johnson 71 John Kueper/Scott Simpson 80 Dan Randant/Pat Gray 71 Mike Hartman/Rob Scherrer (Pro Shop gift certificates for 1st 3 places in each flight) Closest to the Hole contest ($50 gift certificate) Skins #3 Mark Toennies #4 Eade /Kuhn #6 Mike Hartman #7 Kueper/Simpson #12 Steve Barber #8 Kried/Toennies #15 Ken Morgan The next meeting of the Association will be on Tuesday 6/18 at Columbia GC, Columbia, IL with Tom Brown serving as our Host Supt. Info forthcoming.