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November-December 2015 President’s Newsletter

ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

In August, we were at North Shore Golf Club in Sneads Ferry where we had a shared meeting with the Cape Fear Association. Matt Martin spoke on new fungicide strategies for spring dead spot control and fairy ring disease on ultradwarf bermuda greens. Brian Williams 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 Falling Creek Country Club in Kinston to hear Mickey McCord and Bill Anderson, CGCS speak. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf Services and Safety spoke on how to develop your own golf course safety program. Bill Anderson, CGCS from the Carolina Golf Association (CGA) spoke on what he saw on golf courses during his travels this summer. Kyle Oakes and his staff had the golf course in championship form for the ENCTA championship. Dylan Jordan from Timberlake Golf Club had the low round of the day at 69 to win the overall championship edging our Drew Ramsey from Cutter Creek Golf Club who shot a 72. Charlie Boykin from Charlie’s Grinding & Mower Repair was the net champion with a net of 66. We also had a hole-in-one by Harvey Taylor of Taylor Landscape Company.

In October, we will be having our annual Coastal Cup matches against the Cape Fear Association at River Landing Golf Club in Wallace. 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 3rd at Cypress Landing Golf Club in Chocowinity. At the annual meeting, we will be electing three new board members and honoring outgoing board members. The outgoing board members are Austin Allison with Timberlake Golf Club, Dean Baker, CGCS with Kinston Country Club and Jim Hoffman with River Bend Country Club. I want to thank those guys for all of their hard work that they 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 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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