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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.

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President’s Newsletter – January 2015

ENCTA Members and Colleagues;

The fall of the year is a time for Superintendent’s to catch up with colleagues, relax and spend a little time with family. On October 14th, the Eastern NC Association competed against the Cape Fear Association for the Coastal Cup at Cypress Landing Golf Club. Although, we did not come out on top, everyone had a great time competing. This is a great event and we are already looking forward to the match next year.

Many members of the ENCTA traveled to Myrtle Beach for the annual CGCSA Conference and Trade Show in mid-November. What an excellent event and a great opportunity to take affordable education. Thank you to all of the staff of CGCSA and the board members for making this a success. It was a great show this year. The last two years a member from ENCTA has taken home $5000 as the winner from John Deere 27-hole challenge; this year we were not so lucky.

On December 4th, the members of ENCTA came together at Kinston Country Club for the annual membership meeting. Outgoing board members Daniel Lancaster from Wedgewood Golf Course, Chris Pearson from Green Resource and Brian Williams from North River Golf Club were honored and presented with plaques of appreciation for their service. Buckley Brockmann was honored and presented a plaque as out-going vice president; he has accepted another job and has gotten out of the turf industry. Andy Ipock from the Country Club of the Crystal Coast has been chosen to fill the vice president position. The new board members elected for 2-year terms were Bo Barefoot from Precision, Chris Parham from Greenville Country Club and Josh Stutts from Brandywine Golf Club.

ENCTA is extremely fortunate to have outstanding support from all of our sponsors. 2014 has been an excellent 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. Please visit our website at www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more dates and
information on our 2015 schedule. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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

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ENCTA Meeting – January 22, 2015

NEXT MEETING: Thursday January 22, 2015
Annual Pesticide Meeting
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Speakers: Dr. Travis Gannon, NCSU; Lee Butler, NCSU and Ryan Stanley (Foster Lake
and Pond Management)
Topics: Developing Weed Management Programs for Golf Courses and Lawns

Turf Pathology: ” The Latest & Greatest”

Plant Identification and Aquatic Chemicals

Host: Rob Woods

1 Aquatic credit, 3 Pesticide credits and GCSAA credits will be available

8:30 am Registration: $40 for meeting this includes lunch
9:00 am – 11:00 am Dr. Travis Gannon, NCSU
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lee Butler, NCSU
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Ryan Stanley, Foster Lake and Pond Management

MEETING SPONSORED BY: GREEN RESOURCE

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday January 19 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 2014 Business Meeting

Thursday December 4th
Kinston Country Club
Kinston, NC
Annual Business Meeting
Host: Dean Baker, CGCS
10:00 AM REGISTRATION: $20 FOR MEETING AND LUNCH; OR $40 FOR LUNCH AND GOLF (PLEASE CALL AHEAD OR USE E-VITE; WE NEED AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT)
10:30 AM ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING – ONLY CURRENT MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED AT BUSINESS MEETING

11:00 AM LUNCH – GOLF WILL FOLLOW (WEATHER PERMITTING)

PLEASE CALL SOUTHERN SEEDS BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH 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 – November 2014

ENCTA Members and Colleagues,

In August, we were at The Emerald Golf Club in New Bern where Andy Priest from the Carolina Golf Association (CGA) spoke on the rules of golf and how to mark you golf course. Phil Kilmer and his staff had the golf course in excellent condition for those of us who were fortunate enough to play golf.

In September, we had our largest crowd of the year show up at The Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation in Hertford to hear Dr. Leon Lucas do his last meeting for the ENCTA. He spoke on what he saw on golf courses during his travels this summer. Dr. Lucas is retiring at the end of the year from the CGA. He is a fixture in the turfgrass industry here in the Carolinas and he is going to be missed. He was giving a Lifetime Membership to the ENCTA along with some other gifts. Mike Horton and his staff had the golf course in championship form for the ENCTA championship. Wade Faircloth from Taberna Country Club had the low round of the day at 77 to win the overall championship edging out Drew Ramsey from Cutter Creek Golf Club who shot an 81. Bill Jones from Southern Seeds was the net champion with a net of 65.

In October, we will be having our annual Coastal Cup matches against the Cape Fear Association at Cypress Landing Golf Club. This once a year grudge match has been lopsided for the last couple of years and the ENCTA are really looking forward to the opportunity to bring home the cup this year.

We will wrap up our year with our annual business meeting on December 4th at Kinston Country Club. At the annual meeting, we will be electing three new board members and honoring outgoing board members. The outgoing board members are Chris Pearson with Green Resource, Daniel Lancaster with Wedgewood Golf Course and Brian Williams with North Shore Golf Club. I want to thank those guys for all of their hard work that put in for the last two years.

The ENCTA board of governors is so thankful for the support that we have received from our many sponsors this year. Please let us know if there is anything that the association can do to better. 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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