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ENCTA Meeting – July 24, 2014

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday July 24th
Family Night at Fleming Stadium
Wilson, NC
Host: Dale Edmonds
Sponsored by: Vandemark Farms
Wilson Tobs Game www.wilsontobs.com
We will be doing something a little bit different this year. We will be having a tailgate before the game.
5:30 – 7:30 Tailgate: Meet in the parking lot at 5:30. (Location: 1st base side of parking lot, look for blue tents and ENCTA banner) Rob Woods will be grilling a brisket. Tea, lemonade and soft drinks will be provided. BYOB. Corn hole boards will be set up. Bring your own lawn chairs. Fill free to tour NC Baseball Hall of Fame, as well.
7:05 Tobs Game Starts.
Tickets will be at Will Call.

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday July 21st at 1-800-682-1102 or use E-Vite to let us know how
many will be in your party, so we can make adequate accommodations, but do not use both.

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ENCTA President’s Newsletter – June 5, 2014

ENCTA Members and Colleagues

We had a great meeting in April. Thanks to Jim Hoffman and his staff at River Bend Country Club in New Bern for hosting the event. Peter Maybach from M & M Consulting did an excellent job and we would like to thank him for coming. He talked about how your water quality affects turfgrass.

ENCTA has so much to be thankful for. Between the support of our renewing sponsors for 2014, our new sponsors for 2014 and everyone that supported our recent fundraising tournament. We are having a great year. Our fundraising tournament sponsored by Cardinal Chemical took place on May 15 at Wedgewood Golf Course in Wilson, NC. Thanks to Daniel Lancaster and his staff for having the course in great condition.

In March, we loss a long time ENCTA member, Ronnie McGhee, he was a loving husband and father; he was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from the US Postal Service. An avid golfer, he spent years employed at Green Hill Country Club in Louisburg. Our prayers go out to his family.

Our next meeting will be at Morehead City Country Club hosted by William Toms on June 19. Rick Fletcher from NuFarm will be speaking on Fungicide resistance and rotation. In July we will have a family night at a Wilson Tobs baseball game, sponsored by Vandemark Farms. This event will be hosted by Dale Edmonds on July 24th and will give us a great opportunity relax and spend time with our families. We would like to thank all of our 2014 sponsors and invite all of our members to our next few meetings. Please visit our website at www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more dates and information on our 2014 schedule.

Stanley Elliott, CGCS
ENCTA President
Cypress Landing Golf Club
252-378-5743

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ENCTA Meeting – June 19, 2014

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday June 19
Morehead City Country Club
Morehead City, NC
Speaker: Mr. Rick Fletcher, NuFarm
Topic: Fungicide Resistance and Rotation
Host: Willie Toms
9:30 AM Registration: $20 for Meeting and Lunch; $20 for Golf or $40 for Both (Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count)
10:00 AM Guest Speaker: Rick Fletcher
11:00 AM Lunch; Golf will follow

Pesticide credits applied for

GCSAA credits applied for

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday June 16th at 1-800-682-1102; so we can make adequate accommodations or use E-vite to inform us that you are coming, but do not use both.

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ENCTA Fundraiser – May 15, 2014

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday May 15th
Wedgewood Golf Course
Wilson, NC
Host: Daniel Lancaster
Sponsored by: Cardinal Chemical
10:00 AM Registration: $280 per team. “New Format” Texas Scramble; Everyone will hit a tee shot and the team will pick the best tee shot and everyone will play their own ball from that spot. The team will record the two lowest scores on the hole. No mulligans. Men over 65 will play the senior tees and ladies will play the ladies tee. Payoff will be 1/3 of the field. Lunch will be served on the turn. Dress code: Golf Attire (No Jeans). 20 Team Limit
11:00 AM Shotgun

Please call Southern Seeds by Friday, May 9th at 1-800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations.

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The Passing of Ronnie McGhee

Ronnie Wayne McGhee, 64, died peacefully on Sunday March 9, 2014.  Born in Vance County, he was son of the late Mozelle Stroud McGhee and Connie Lee McGhee.

Ronnie, a loving husband, father and friend, graduated from Aycock High School in Vance County, was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and retired from U. S. Postal Service.  An avid lover of golf, he spent years employed at Green Hill Country Club in Louisburg.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Jan; two children, Addie Armstrong and husband Mike of Wake Forest, Nathan Walker and wife Andrea of Raleigh; brother, Calvin McGhee and wife Deborah of Henderson; mother-in-law, Jeanette Poythress of Henderson; grandchildren, Lily and Camden Armstrong; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Bella.

In honor of Ronnie’s huge heart and love for animals, contributions may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society PO Box 338 Youngsville, NC 27596

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ENCTA Meeting – April 17, 2014

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday April 17
Birchwood Country Club
Nashville, NC
Speaker: Lee Butler, NC State Turf Diagnostics Lab
Topic: Out with the Old, In with the New: Diseases of Bentgrass & Bermudagrass Putting Greens
Host: Kyle Oakes
9:30 AM Registration: $20 for Meeting and Lunch; $20 for Golf or $40 for Both (Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count)
10:00 AM Guest Speaker: Lee Butler
11:00 AM Lunch; Golf will follow
1 pesticide credit available
GCSAA credits applied for

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday April 14th at 1-800-682-1102; so we can make adequate accommodations or use E-vite to inform us that you are coming, but do not use both.

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President’s Newsletter – March 2, 2014

ENCTA Members and Colleagues

ENCTA started off the year with our annual pesticide conference at Wayne Community College.  The meeting was sponsored by Green Resource, one of our platinum sponsors.  Rob Woods hosted the meeting that included 3 hours of pesticide credits, 1 hour of aquatic credit and .40 GCSAA educational credits.  The lunch was great as well; it was catered by McCall’s Bar-B-Q & Seafood out of Goldsboro.  Special thanks goes to Ryan Stanley from Foster Lake and Pond Management, Joseph Roberts and Travis Gannon Ph. D both from NC State for their presentations.  They did an excellent job.

Jim Hoffman and Frank Fragale will host our March meeting at River Bend Country Club in New Bern.  Peter Maybach from M & M Consulting will speak on “Understanding soil and water quality and how it affects your overall turf health”.

Kyle Oakes will host our April meeting at Birchwood Country Club on April 17th.  Lee Butler from NC State will speak on Diseases on Bentgrass and Bermudagrass greens.  Lee’s presentation will give everyone an opportunity to learn about the most common diseases found in bentgrass and bermudagrass greens; they will learn the optimum fungicide selection, application method and timing for each of the common diseases; and will learn cultural management strategies that reduce pressure from each of the common diseases while reducing fungicide applications.

Daniel Lancaster will host our fundraising tournament at Wedgewood Golf Course on May 15th in Wilson.  The fundraising tournament will be sponsored by Cardinal Chemical, another one of our platinum sponsors.  Please plan on joining us for this important event where the proceeds help support turfgrass research, scholarships and other aspects of the turf industry.

I would like to thank all of our 2014 sponsors and the ENCTA board members for their continued efforts to ensure the success of the association.  Please visit our website at www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more dates and information on our 2014 schedule.

Stanley Elliott, CGCS

ENCTA President

Cypress Landing Golf Club

elliottyardboy@gmail.com

252-378-5743

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ENCTA Meeting – March 20, 2014

NEXT MEETING:

THURSDAY MARCH 20
RIVER BEND COUNTRY CLUB
NEW BERN, NC
SPEAKER: PETER MAYBACH, PRESIDENT OF M & M CONSULTING
TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING SOIL AND WATER QUALITY AND HOW IT EFFECTS YOUR OVERALL TURF HEALTH
HOST: JIM HOFFMAN / FRANK FRAGALE

9:30 AM REGISTRATION: $20 FOR THE MEETING AND LUNCH; $20 FOR GOLF. OR $40 FOR BOTH (PLEASE CALL AHEAD OR USE E-VITE; WE NEED AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT)
10:00 AM GUEST SPEAKER: PETER MAYBACH
11:00 AM LUNCH; GOLF WILL FOLLOW

PLEASE CALL SOUTHERN SEEDS BY MONDAY, MARCH 17TH AT 1-800-682-1102, SO WE CAN MAKE ADEQUATE ACCOMMODATIONS OR USE E-VITE TO INFORM US THAT YOU ARE COMING, BUT DO NOT USE BOTH.

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ENCTA Meeting – February 20, 2014

NEXT MEETING:

Thursday February 20, 2014
Annual Pesticide Meeting
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Host: Rob Woods
Speakers:

  • Ryan Stanley (Fosters Lake and Pond Management)
  • Joseph Roberts, NCSU
  • Dr. Travis Gannon, NCSU

Topics:

  • ID and Control of Algae and Aquatic Weeds
  • Management of Turf Diseases
  • Updates about Herbicide Use for Golf Courses, Lawns and Landscapes

Aquatic, Pesticide and GCSAA credits will be available

8:30 AM REGISTRATION: $40 for meeting this includes lunch
9:00 – 10:00 AM Ryan Stanley, Fosters Lake and Pond Management
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Joseph Roberts, NCSU
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM Dr. Travis Gannon, NCSU

PLEASE CALL SOUTHERN SEEDS BY MONDAY FEBRUARY 17 AT 1-800-682-
1102; SO WE CAN MAKE ADEQUATE ACCOMMODATIONS.

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President’s Newsletter – December 12, 2013

ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

The fall of the year normally allows all of us in the golf maintenance industry a chance to catch up with our colleagues and members of ENCTA had 2 great opportunities to do that in November. On November 6th, many of us had the privilege to travel to Bald Head Island Club and compete for the Coastal Cup against members from Cape Fear Superintendents Association. Although we did not come out on top, everyone had a great time competing and enjoyed playing an immaculate golf course prepared by Steen Wansley and his staff. A special thanks goes to Steen and the board of the Cape Fear association for setting up this awesome event.

Many members of ENCTA traveled to Myrtle Beach for the annual CGCSA Conference and Trade Show in mid-November. What an excellent event and great opportunity for affordable education. Thank you to all of the staff of CGCSA and the board members for making this a success. It was very enjoyable spending time with everyone at the social events and great to see David Jacob from Benvenue Country Club take home $5000 as winner of the John Deere 27 hole challenge, it could not happen to a nicer person. That makes 2 years in a row that an ENCTA member has won the $5000 as Dean Baker, CGCS from Kinston Country Club won last year.

On December 5th, the members of ENCTA came together at The State Club and Lonnie Poole Golf Course for the annual membership meeting. Out going board members Andy Ipock from Country Club of the Crystal Coast, Jonathan Richardson from Coastal Floratine and Roger Olmstead from Reedy Creek Golf Course were honored and presented with plaques of appreciation for their service. Anthony Whitehead from Whitehead Golf and Turf was also presented with a plaque of appreciation and a special gift for his 18 years of service as sergeant at arms. Stanley Elliott, CGCS from Cypress Landing Golf Club was elected as the new president and Buckley Brockmann from Washington Yacht and Country Club was elected as the new vice president. James Duke from Cardinal Chemical Company was elected as the new sergeant at arms and the new board members elected for 2-year terms were Austin Allison from Timberlake Golf Club, Dean Baker, CGCS from Kinston Country Club and Jim Hoffman from River Bend Country Club.

ENCTA is extremely fortunate to have outstanding support from all of our sponsors. 2013 has been an outstanding year for the association and we would like to thank you all and encourage all of our members to support companies that help make ENCTA and our industry so successful. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Brian Green
Lonnie Poole Golf Course
(919) 828-7820