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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