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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 and our Facebook page for more dates and information on our 2015 schedule.

Stanley Elliott, CGCS
ENCTA President
Cypress Landing Golf Club

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