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ENCTA Meeting – August 18, 2017

Next Meeting
August 18th, 2017
Family Night Down East Wood Ducks
Kinston, NC 28504
Host: Steven Watson
Sponsored by Vandermark Farms

Time: 6:00pm. Will meet at ticket booth for tickets and Meal Served.
Game Time: @ 7:00pm

Please call Southern Seeds (1800-682-1102) by August 11th, 2017 or Respond by evite; so we can make adequate accommodations. Please don’t use both. Thank You

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ENCTA President’s Newsletter

Eastern North Carolina Turfgrass Association

I hope everyone is geared up for the dog days of summer! Everyone in the East are ready to go. Over the past few months we have had some good meetings and fellowship. In April, we meet at The Beaufort Club (formally North River Club) where Dr. Brandenburg was schedule to speak. Unfortunately, Dr. Brandenburg became ill and Mr. Matt Martin was able to help out and give us a very informative talk. Jonathan Birkett had the course in excellent shape and playing was a real treat. Lunch was especially outstanding with Shrimp n Grits. We always eat great at our meetings! On a side note, everyone from the East wish Dr. Brandenburg a quick and speedy recovery.

In May we had our annual scholarship fundraiser golf tournament at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount. Dave Jacobs and his staff had the course in pristine condition. We had an excellent turnout with outstanding support from our sponsors. As special thank you to Triangle Chemical as our title sponsor as well as Green Resource, Regal, Revels John Deere, TSP and Southern Seed for close ups and long drives.
Congratulations to our winners:

1st Gross: Tri East Ag 1st Net Regal
2nd Southern Seed 2nd Kinston CC

Our next meeting is June 15th at Roanoke Country Club with Tommy Walston from East Carolina University. Also we will return to Kinston for our annual family night in August. The Down East Woodducks will be our host. I anticipate a great turnout. Make sure you contact one of our members and purchase a raffle ticket to support our Bill Sutton Scholorship Fund for several cash prizes.

In closing, Our thoughts and prayers have been with Tim Kreger and his family for his speedy recovery. Hope to see you out East soon!

Andy Ipock, President
252 269 9051

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ENCTA Meeting – June 15, 2017

Next Meeting
June 15, 2017

Roanoke Country Club
Williamston, NC

Host: Reggie Fletcher
Speaker: Tommy Walston

9:30 am Registration
10:00am Speaker
11:00 pm Lunch and Golf to follow afterwards
Members 20.00 dollars for meeting and lunch, 20.00 dollars for golf or 40.00 dollars for both.
Nonmembers 25.00 dollars for meeting and lunch, 25.00 dollars for golf or 50.00 dollars for both.

(Please call ahead or use evite; we need an accurate head count)

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday June 12th, 2017. At 1-800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations or use e-vite to inform us that you and your guests are coming, but don’t use both. Thank You

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ENCTA Meeting – May 18, 2017

Next Meeting
May 18th 2017
Benvenue Country Club
Rocky Mount, NC

Eastern NC Turfgrass Association 2017 Fundraiser
Sponsored BY Cardinal Chemical

Host: David Jacobs

10:30 am Registration
11:00am Cookout
12:00 pm Shotgun Start
Cost $400 dollars per team (This includes lunch , beverages , red tee busters, and mulligans)
Platinum Sponsors $200 per team
Gold Sponsors $300 per team
PRIZES $400 1st. place Gross and Net
$200 2nd. place Gross and Net
At Least One ENCTA Member and No More Than One Golf Pro Per Team.

(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count.)

Please call Southern Seeds by Friday May 12th, 2017. At 1-800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations or use e-vite to inform us that you and your guests are coming, but don’t use both. Thank You

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ENCTA Meeting – April 20, 2017

Next Meeting
Thursday April 20, 2017
The Beaufort Club
Beaufort, NC

Host: Jonathan Birkett
Guest Speaker: Matt Martin NCSU
Topic: Pest Management for Eastern NC Golf Courses

09:30 am Registration
10:00am-11:00am Meeting
11:00am-12:00pm Lunch and Golf after
Members 20.00 dollars for meeting and lunch, 20.00 dollars for golf or 40.00 dollars for both.
Non-Members 25.00 dollars for meeting and lunch, 25.00 dollars for golf or 50.00 dollars for both.

(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count.)

Please call Southern Seeds by Friday April 14th, 2017. At 1800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations or use e-vite to inform us that you and your guests are coming, but don’t use both. Thank You

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ENCTA Meeting – March 16, 2017

Next Meeting
Thursday March 16, 2017
Washington Yacht and Country Club
Washington, NC

Host: Patrick Conner
Guest Speaker: Randy Hudson, Production Manager. A.S. Schultes Pump Station Needs and Efficiency

09:30 am Registration
10:00am-11:00am Meeting
11:00am-12:00pm Lunch and Golf after
Members 20.00 dollars for meeting and lunch, 20.00 dollars for golf or 40.00 dollars for both.
Non-Members 25.00 dollars for meeting and lunch, 25.00 for golf or 50.00 dollars for both.
(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count.)

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday March 13th, 2017. At 1800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations or use e-vite to inform us that you and your guests are coming, but don’t use both. Thank You

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ENCTA President’s Newsletter

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year and had you batteries recharged for another year on the links. The east has had a pretty busy start to our season thus far. We had our annual planning meeting in early January to plan a very informative meeting schedule for the year. First line of business was to organize our annual Pesticide Conference at Wayne Community College hosted by Rob Woods.

This year’s event was the most attended in recent memory. I owe the reason for good attendance to the great speakers that were present. Many thanks to Dr. Jim Kerns, NCSU, Dr. Fred Yelverton, NCSU, and Bland Cooper, Competitions Agronomist Official for the PGA. All speakers were very informative and interesting. Thank you Rob Woods for hosting this event.

Please stayed tuned to our website for a very exciting meeting schedule. Somethings new this year will include a return to Kinston for family night with the new “Down East WoodDucks”! Also, we return to Benvenue Country Club in May for our annual fundraising golf tournament!

Thank you to our Sponsors and members. Without you our association does not thrive!

Andy Ipock, President ENCTA

252 269 9051

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ENCTA Meeting – January 26, 2017

Next Meeting
January 26, 2017
Annual Pesticide Meeting
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC

Host: Rob Woods
Pesticide and GCSAA credits will be available
Speakers: Dr. Jimmy Kerns,NCSU
Dr. Fred Yelverton,NCSU
To Be Announced

Topics: Maladies of Warm Season Turf and How to Fix Them
Weed Management Considererations for TurfGrasses in Eastern NC
To Be Announced

MEETING SPONSORED BY GREEN RESOURCE

08:30 am Registration $40.00 for meeting and lunch
9:00am-10:00am Dr. Jimmy Kerns, NCSU
10:00am-11:00am Dr. Fred Yelverton, NCSU
11:00am-12:00pm To Be Announced
12:00 Noon Lunch

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday January 23, 2017 at 1800-682-1102 so we can make accommodations or use Evite to inform us that you are coming, but don’t use both. Thank You.

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ENCTA President’s Letter

Eastern North Carolina Turfgrass Association

Everything in the east has been rolling along as we end the year. In October we had our annual Ryder cup match with the Cape Fear Association for the Coastal Cup. The event was held at North Shore and Brian Williams and his staff had the course in wonderful condition considering Hurricane Matthew recently made a visit. It was a challenge building a team with the cleanup efforts after Matthew but we showed up and battled and came up just short. Next year will be our revenge!

We did not meet in November but most of our association attended the CGCSA conference and trade show. And once again the Carolinas did a wonderful job! However, we did do our annual scholarship raffle drawing at Bummzz and the lucky recipient that received 4 Carolina Panthers home tickets in the club level with money for hotel was Reed Hobbs of Regal. Congrats to Reed and enjoy the game. Go Panthers!

We held our Annual Business Meeting at Carolina Colours Country Club hosted by superintendent Josh Purvis. It was a well attended event and the food was awesome. A special thanks to our executive director of the CGCSA Tim Kreger for coming and sharing a few words and showing support for the east. We also said goodbye to three outgoing board members. Kyle Oaks Falling Creek Country Club, Bo Barefoot Precision Labs, and Josh Stutts Brandwine Country Club. Thank you very much for your service and dedication to the ENCTA Board of Directors. Matthew Cox Three Eagles Golf Club, Todd Holt New Bern Country Club and Mark Benton Tri-State Pumps will fill their shoes and I’m confident they will serve the association well.

We also honored longtime member and supporter of the association Don Jackson with a lifetime membership. Don has served the turf industry for 30 years. Don started with the Potter Brothers selling Jacobson equipment then with US Steel and later with Helena, Wilbro, Harrels and finished with Trinity chemical. Don is enjoying his retirement with his lovely wife Lynn (Sparky) serving the lord and enjoying the outdoors. Don enjoy your retirement, you have earned it.

Our next meeting will be our Annual Pesticide Meeting at Wayne Community in Goldsboro on January 26. Follow our website for details. I hope everyone has a successful and blessed 2017.

Andy Ipock
ENCTA President
252 269 9051

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