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ENCTA Meeting – August 20, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday August 20th
North Shore Golf Club
Sneads Ferry, NC
Speakers: Matt Martin, Horticultural Crops Research Station, NC State
Topic: New Fungicide Strategies for Spring Dead Spot and Fairy Ring Diseases on Ultradwarf Bermuda Greens
Host: Brian Williams
9:30 am Registration:
Members: $20 for Meeting and Lunch: $20 for Golf or $40 for Both
Non-Members: $25 for Meeting and Lunch: $25 for Golf or $50 for Both
(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count)
10:00 am Guest Speaker: Matt Martin
11:00 am Lunch; Golf will follow

Pesticide credits applied for

GCSAA credits applied for

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday August 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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July-August 2015 President’s Newsletter

ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

Our April 16th meeting took place at Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Club in Rocky Mount, NC. Thanks to David Coley and his staff for the hospitality. Mr. Jim Schultes from A. C. Schultes spoke on Understanding Wells and Pump Stations. We also gave away a Lifetime Member reward to Mr. Robert Hinton.

Our fundraising tournament sponsored by Smith Turf & Irrigation took place on May 14th at Timberlake Golf Club in Clinton, NC. Thanks to Austin Allison and his staff for having the course in excellent condition. The team of Green Resource with ENCTA members Chris Pearson and Brian Green were the winners in a playoff; followed by the team of Revels Turf & Tractor with ENCTA members Neal Duff and Cam Copley. The teams from Southern Seeds, Cypress Landing and TSP rounded out the top five. Donnie Page and Richard Frazier were our longest drive winners and Les Bailey, CGCS and Mike Kennedy were our closest to the pin winners sponsored by Howard Fertilizer and ENCTA.

On June 19th our meeting at Reedy Creek Golf Course was cancelled (postponed) due to the weather (extreme heat). Mr. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf & Safety Services was going to speak on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program. We have rescheduled Mickey for September; we will have a 2 hour meeting at Fallen Creek.

Andy Ipock hosted our family night at the Morehead City Marlins baseball game on July 16th. This event was sponsored by Vandemark Farms. This was a great opportunity to relax and spend time with our families.

Our next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Cape Fear Association at North Shore Golf Club in Sneads Ferry, NC. Matt Martin will be our speaker. In September we will have our Annual Golf Championship at Falling Creek Country Club hosted by Kyle Oakes and sponsored by Cardinal Chemical. Mr. Bill Anderson, CGCS from the Carolina Golf Association will be speaking on what we saw in the summer of 2015 and Mr. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf & Safety Services will be speaking on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program. We would like to thank all of our 2015 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 details and information on our 2015 schedule.

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

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May-June 2015 President’s Newsletter

ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

We had a very informative meeting in March. Thanks to Ken Gerhardt, General Manager and Josh Purvis, Golf Course Superintendent and their staff at Carolina Colours Golf Course in New Bern for hosting the event. Dr. David Hardy, Dr. Kristin Hicks and Dr. Weimin Ye all from NCDA & CS Agronomic Division, spoke to us on how to best interpret soil, tissue, water and nematode tests. I would like to personally thank them for taking time out of their day to spend with us. And for those of you who did not come; you missed a great lunch, the chicken and mac & cheese were awesome.

We had a great meeting in April. Thanks to David Coley and his staff at Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Club for hosting the event. Jim Schultes from A.C. Schultes spoke on the Understanding of Wells and Pump Stations. Great information was shared with us.

ENCTA has so much to be thankful for. Between the support of our renewing sponsors for 2015, our new sponsors for 2015 and everyone that supported our recent fundraising tournament. We are having a tremendous year, better than last. We have the most sponsors then we ever had. Our fundraising tournament sponsored by Smith Turf & Irrigation took place May 16th at Timberlake Golf Club in Clinton, NC. Thanks to Austin Allison and his staff for having the course in great condition.

Our next meeting will be at Reedy Creek Golf Course hosted by Roger Olmstead on June 18. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf and Safety Services will be speaking on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program. In July we will be have a family night at a Morehead City Marlins baseball game in Morehead City, NC. This event will be hosted by Andy Ipock and sponsored by Vandemark Farms on July 16th and will give us a great opportunity to relax and spend time with our families. We would like to thank all of our 2015 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 2015 schedule.

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

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ENCTA Meeting – July 16, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday July 16th
Big Rock Stadium
Morehead City, NC
Host: Andy Ipock

Morehead City Marlins Game (www.mhcmarlins.com)

6:00 pm Meet outside the stadium for your ticket and then go to the picnic
area. Menu will includes full service catering from the Marlins staff.
7:05 pm Marlins Game Starts

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday, July 13th 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 – June 18, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday June 18th
Reedy Creek Golf Course
Four Oaks, NC
Speaker: Mickey McCord, McCord Golf and Safety Services
Topic: How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program
Host: Roger Olmstead
9:30 am Registration:
Members: $20 for Meeting and Lunch: $20 for Golf or $40 for both.
Non-Members: $25 for Meeting and Lunch: $25 for Golf or $50 for both.
(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count)
10:00 am Guest Speaker: Mickey McCord, McCord Golf and Safety Services
11:00 am Lunch; Golf will follow
Pesticide Credits applied for.
GCSAA Credits applied for

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday, June 15th 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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The Passing of Tommy Davis, Jr.

George Thomas Davis Jr., 68, of Wilson, died with his beloved family by his side on May 5, 2015.

The family will greet friends at Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N., Wilson, on Thursday, May 7, from 6 -8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, at First United Methodist Church, 100 Green St. NE., Wilson, where he was a lifelong member.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Marianne Mattox Davis; and their two children, Mary Elizabeth Davis Walker, and her husband, Andrew, and Anne Huitt Davis O’Hara, and her husband, Kevin. He was born in Wilmington on March 9, 1947 to George Thomas Davis and Mary Elizabeth Clark Davis.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his uncle and aunt, Bill and Alice Davis; aunt, Sara Davis Etheridge; his father-in-law, Dr. Huitt Everett Mattox Jr.; and his brothers-in-law, Dr. Huitt Everett Mattox III, Dr. Thomas Fleming Mattox and Walter Anderson Mattox, their spouses and children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David Clark Davis; and his mother-in-law, Mary Lou Bridgers Mattox.

Tommy will be remembered for his unconditional love for his family, his love of golf and his love for Duke University sports where his father was selected as the Blue Devil’s most valuable player and All American in 1944. He was the superintendent at Wedgewood Golf Course and during his tenure made it into one of the most beautiful public golf courses in North Carolina. In addition, he was instrumental in starting and was a lifelong supporter of the Wilson Junior Golf Program and spent many hours helping the young people in Wilson build and sharpen their golf skills.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423, Wilson Medical Center Hospice, 1705 Tarboro St. SW., Wilson, NC 27893-3428 or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N.,

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ENCTA Fundraiser Meeting – May 14, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday May 14th
Timberlake Golf Club
Clinton, NC
Host: Austin Allison

Sponsored by: Smith Turf & Irrigation

9:00 am Registration: $280 per team, includes lunch. Must have one ENCTA member per team and no more than one PGA Pro per team. 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
10:00 am Shotgun

Please call Southern Seeds by Friday, May 8th at 1-800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations.

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ENCTA Meeting – April 16, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday April 16th
Belmont Lake Preserves Golf Club
Rocky Mount, NC
Speaker: Jim Schultes from A. C. Schultes of Carolina
Topic: Understanding Wells & Pump Stations: Keeping Your Course on Course
Host: David Coley
9:30 am Registration:
Members: $20 for meeting and lunch; $20 for golf or $40 for both
Non-Members: $25 for meeting and lunch; $25 for golf or $50 for both.
(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count)
10:00 am Guest Speaker: Jim Schultes
11:00 am Lunch, Golf will follow
No Pesticide Credits Available
GCSAA credits applied for

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday April 13, 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/April 2015

Eastern Members and Colleagues:

ENCTA started off the year with our annual pesticide conference at Wayne Community College. Rob Woods hosted the meeting that included 4 hours of education and a great lunch. Special thanks goes to Ryan Stanley from Foster Lake and Pond Management, Lee Butler and Dr. Travis Gannon both from NC State for their presentations.

Josh Purvis will host our March meeting at Carolina Colours Golf Club in New Bern. David Hardy from NCDA & CS will speak on How to Best Interpret Soil, Water and Plant Test Results. We have not been to Carolina Colours in a while and I know we will be in for a treat. I am sure the course will be in great shape for those who chose to play.

David Coley will host our April meeting at Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Club on April 16th. A representative from A.C. Schultes will speak on Understanding Wells & Pump Stations: Keeping Your Course on Course.
Our fundraising tournament will be on May 14th at Timberlake Golf Club. 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 2015 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 2015 schedule.

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

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ENCTA Meeting – March 19, 2015

NEXT MEETING: Thursday March 19th
Carolina Colours Golf Club
New Bern, NC
Speakers: Dr. David Hardy, Soil Testing Lab Section Chief; Dr. Kristin Hicks, Plant Waste Solution Media Labs Section Chief; and Dr. Weimin Ye, Nematode Assay Lab Section Chief (NCDA & CS)
Topic: Agronomic Services: Importance to Turf Management / How to Best Interpret Soil, Water, Plant Tissue and Nematode Test Results
Host: Josh Purvis
8:30 am Registration:
Members: $20 for Meeting and Lunch: $20 for Golf or $40 for Both
Non-Members: $25 for Meeting and Lunch: $25 for Golf or $50 for Both
(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count)
9:00 am Guest Speakers: Dr. David Hardy, Dr. Kristin Hicks, and Dr. Weimin Ye (NCDA & CS)
11:00 am Lunch; Golf will follow
Pesticide credits applied for
GCSAA credits applied for

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday, March 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.