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ENCTA Meeting – FAMILY FUN NIGHT – July 21, 2016

Next Meeting
Thursday July 21st, 2016
Family Fun Night at Fleming Stadium

Host: Dale Edmonds
Sponsored by Vandemark Turf Farm

06:00 pm Please come out and bring the family to the ENCTA FAMILY FUN NIGHT at Fleming Stadium. We’re meeting at the front gate at 6.00pm. Dinner is being catered by Parkers BBQ.
07:00 pm Game starts: Wilmington Sharks vs. Wilson Tobs. Feel free to come early and tour the North Carolina Baseball Hall of Fame.
 
   

Please contact Southern Seeds by July 18th, 2016 at 1800-682-1102 or use E-vite to let us know how many will be in your party, so we can make adequate accommodations, but please don’t use both. Thank You.

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President’s Message

In an effort to meet the standards of each facility that provides a meeting /conference room and to represent the professionalism of our industry, the Eastern North Carolina Turfgrass Association Board of Directors respectfully requests no denim coupled with a collared shirt at scheduled meetings. Headgear removal is also a standard practice when in meeting /conference rooms at most clubs. We appreciate the efforts of each member and continue to support the growth of our industry.

Respectfully,
Andy Ipock
ENCTA President

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ENCTA Meeting – April 19, 2016

April 19th, 2016
Walnut Creek Country Club
Goldsboro, NC

SPEAKER: METEOROLOGIST JIM HOWARD
TOPIC: HOW WEATHER EFFECTS GOLF COURSES
HOST: BRAD EDENS
SPONSOR: STI

Pesticide & GCSAA Credits Available

09:30 am Registration
10:00 am Meeting
 

Members $20.00 for meeting and lunch, $20.00 for golf or $40.00 for both.
Nonmembers $25.00 for meeting and lunch, $25.00 for golf or $50.00 for both.
(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count.)

   

Please call Southern Seeds by April 11th, 2016 @ 1-800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations or use e-vite to inform us that you and your guests are coming, but please don’t use both.

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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 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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September-October 2015 President’s Newsletter


ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

What a summer we have had? It seems like this was one of the busiest summers we have had in a long time; from growing in the Bermuda grass on the fairways and greens from winter kill to a very wet spring to a drought during late summer. But ENCTA still found time to get together during these busy times even though we had to cancel one of our meetings.

Our June 19th meeting at Reedy Creek Golf Course was canceled due to the weather conditions. Mr. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf & Safety Services was going to speak on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program. He will be rescheduled to speak at our September with Mr. Bill Anderson at Falling Creek Country Club in Kinston. This will be a two hour meeting.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Bill Sutton Scholarship is Kristen Edmonds, who is the daughter of ENCTA Treasurer Dale Edmonds. Kristen is a rising junior at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She is in ECU Honors College and she is majoring in Physical Therapy with a GPA of 3.9.

July gave the members of ENCTA and their families an opportunity to get together after hours at a Morehead City Marlins baseball game in Morehead City, NC. Andy Ipock, Vice President of ENCTA and GCS at the Crystal Coast Country Club hosted the July meeting and Vandemark Sod Farms sponsored the event. Kristen Edmonds, daughter of the ENCTA Treasurer Dale Edmonds, was presented with the Bill Sutton Scholarship in between the first inning. The food, attendance and organization were pretty good considering we were off the beating path. This was a great opportunity to relax and spend time with our families.

Our August meeting was a joint meeting with the Cape Fear Association at North Shore Golf Club in Sneads Ferry, NC, hosted by Brian Williams. Matt Martin was the speaker. In September we had our Annual Golf Championship at Falling Creek Country Club hosted by Kyle Oakes and sponsored by Cardinal Chemical. Mr. Bill Anderson, CGCS from the Carolina Golf Association spoke on what he saw in the summer of 2015 and Mr. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf & Safety Services spoke on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program.

Hope to see everyone at the Carolina GCSA Conference in Myrtle Beach in November. Our ENCTA business meeting and end of year meeting in December will be at Cypress Landing Golf Club. 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 www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more details and information on our 2015 schedule.

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

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ENCTA Meeting – December 3, 2015

Thursday December 3th
Cypress Landing Golf Club
Chocowinity, NC
Annual Business Meeting
Host: Stanley Elliott, 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)

Cost: $40 per person for golf or $50 for both lunch and golf.

PLEASE CALL SOUTHERN SEEDS BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH 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 Meeting – October 7, 2015

Next Meeting:
2015 Coastal Cup
ENCTA vs. Cape Fear
Wednesday October 7, 2015
River Landing Country Club (River Course)
Wallace, NC
Host: Chris Humphrey, GCS
10:30 am – 11:00 am Registration
11:00 am – 11:30 am Lunch (Buffet lunch or order from menu or grab lunch on your own)
12:00 pm Shotgun – Format: 18 hole team and single matches: Each match is worth one point. Halved matches will count as half point per team.

Cost: $40 per person for golf or $50 for both lunch and golf.

For information: Please contact Andy Ipock at 252-269-9051 or Stanley Elliott, CGCS at 252-378-5743.






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ENCTA Meeting – September 17, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday September 17th
Falling Creek Country Club
Kinston, NC
Host: Kyle Oakes
Speakers: Mickey McCord, McCord Golf and Safety Services
Bill Anderson, CGCS, Carolina Golf Association Agronomist
Topic: How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program
What We Saw In The Summer Of 2015?


ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNMENT
8:30 am Registration: Members: $20.00 for the meeting and lunch; $20.00 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 Speaker: Mickey McCord
10:00 am Guest Speaker: Bill Anderson, CGCS
Pesticide credits applied for

GCSAA credits applied for

11:00 AM Lunch – Golf will follow
ENCTA MEMBERS CHAMPIONSHOP GOLF TOURNMENT

CURRENT MEMBERS ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR GOLF PRIZES
(Need to be present to received prizes)

Please call Southern Seeds by Friday, September 14th at 1-800-682-1102; so we can make adequate accommodation or use e-vite to inform us that you are coming; but do not use both.

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ENCTA Meeting – August 20, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday August 20th
North Shore Golf Club
Sneads Ferry, NC
Speakers: Matt Martin, Horticultural Crops Research Station, NC State
Topic: New Fungicide Strategies for Spring Dead Spot and Fairy Ring Diseases on Ultradwarf Bermuda Greens
Host: Brian Williams
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: Matt Martin
11:00 am Lunch; Golf will follow

Pesticide credits applied for

GCSAA credits applied for

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday August 17th 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 Meeting – July 16, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday July 16th
Big Rock Stadium
Morehead City, NC
Host: Andy Ipock

Morehead City Marlins Game (www.mhcmarlins.com)

6:00 pm Meet outside the stadium for your ticket and then go to the picnic
area. Menu will includes full service catering from the Marlins staff.
7:05 pm Marlins Game Starts

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday, July 13th 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.