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ENCTA Meeting – June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013
Southern Wayne Country Club
Mt. Olive, NC 28365
Speaker: Ryan Boyles
Topic: Understanding Climates
Host: Jeff Johnson
10:00 AM Guest Speaker: Ryan Boyles
11:00 AM Lunch – Golf will follow.

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday, June 17th at 1-800-682-1102, so we can make
adequate accommodations.

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President’s Newsletter – May 2013

May 2013

ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

ENCTA has so much to be thankful for. Between the support of our renewing sponsors for 2013, our new sponsors for 2013 and everyone that supported our recent fundraising tournament, we are having a great year. Our fundraising tournament took place on May 16th at Wilson Country Club. Everyone enjoyed the pleasant weather and the well-conditioned golf course that was prepared by Craig Clemmer and his staff.

Past ENCTA President Drew Ramsey and his team from Cutter Creek Golf Club were the runaway winners followed by board member Roger Olmstead and his team from Reedy Creek Golf Course. The teams from Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Tri State Pumps and Cypress Landing Golf Club rounded out the top five.

Mark Moore, a chef at Kinston Country Club was the winner of the offshore fishing trip that was raffled off to benefit the Bill Sutton scholarship. Mark will enjoy a trip aboard the Sudden Impact charter boat out of Atlantic Beach NC. Sudden Impact is owned and captained by former golf course superintendent Jerry Elliott owner of Elliott Enterprises. A special thanks goes to Jerry for his support of ENCTA and the Bill Sutton Scholarship over the last two years.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Bill Sutton Scholarship is Kristen Edmonds who is the daughter of ENCTA board member Dale Edmonds. Kristen is graduating from Wilson Fike High School. She has a weighted cumulative GPA of 4.9. Kristen will be attending the East Carolina University Honors College where she will be an Early Assurance Scholar for Physical Therapy.

We recently learned of the loss of one of our lifetime members, Max Weeks. Max’s wife wrote to us to notify us of his passing back on September 15, 2012. Max was 73 years old. Max had a B.S. in Animal Husbandry and was a dairy farmer for many years before going back to school and getting a B.A. in Education. After completing his degree in education, Max taught mentally challenged children for many years before going to work for Dupont where he retired from in 1985. After his retirement from Dupont, Max moved to NC and went back to school and took the career path that he loved the most as a Golf Course Superintendent at Quaker Neck Country Club. Max will surely be missed by many.

Our next meeting will be at Southern Wayne Country Club hosted by Jeff Johnson on June 25th. Ryan Boyles from NC State will be our speaker and his topic will be Understanding Climates. This should be an interesting topic and one that I am sure a lot of people are interested in. In July we will have a family night at a Wilson Tobs baseball game. This event will be hosted by Dale Edmonds on July 25th and will give us a great opportunity relax and spend time with our families. We would like to thank all of our 2013 sponsors and invite all of our members to our next few meetings. Please visit our website at for more dates and information on our 2013 schedule.

Good luck to everyone over the next several months!

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

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Volunteering for a PGA Golf Tournament

Volunteering for a PGA Golf Tournament

At some point in your career, or maybe even every year, a Golf Course Superintendent will give up some vacation time to work for nothing at one of the multi-million dollar events hosted by the PGA Tour. One reason golf courses look so good on TV is because there are 100-plus volunteer turf experts out there making sure of it.

Can you imagine giving up a week of your vacation to get up at 5 am in a strange town and working for 10 hours a day without pay? Well, we had some of our very own ENCTA members volunteer their time to work the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC, during the week of April 29. These members were: Charlie Boykin, Jeff Gaylor and Brian Watson.