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ENCTA’s President Newsletter – October, 2014

ENCTA Members and Colleagues,

Late summer as everyone knows in the golf course management industry is a time when we must focus most of our effects and energy on the responsibilities at our respective golf courses. Those who manage bentgrass greens are counting the down the days until they can aerify and have consistent 60-degree nights while those of us who manage ultradwarf bermudagrass greens have plenty to do with the cultural practices that go along with our management.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Bill Sutton Scholarship is Cassidy Willoughby, who is the daughter of ENCTA past President Richard Williams, who passed away in 2012; and the niece of ENCTA board member Brian Williams. Cassidy graduated in June from South Lenoir High School. She had an overall cumulative GPA of 4.7 and was in the top 5 of her class. Cassidy will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill, where she will be majoring in Biology.

July gave the members of ENCTA and their families an opportunity to get together after hours at a Wilson Tobs baseball game. Dale Edmonds with the City of Wilson hosted the July meeting and Vandemark Sod Farms sponsored the event. Rob Woods with Wayne Community College grilled a fabulous brisket that everyone enjoyed. Buckley Brockmann, Vice President of ENCTA, son Dash threw out the first pitch of the game and Cassidy Willoughby, daughter of the late ENCTA President Richard Williams, was presented with the Bill Sutton Scholarship before the rained out game. The food, attendance and organization were exceptional; except for the monsoon that washed out the game.

Our August meeting will be at the Emerald Golf Club in New Bern. Phil Kilmer will host the meeting on August 21st and a representative from the Carolina Golf Association will be our speaker and he will be speaking on “How to Mark Your Golf Course”. This should be very informative topic for Golf Course Superintendents. I am sure Phil cannot wait to show off his new Champion bermuda greens.

On September 18th we will travel to The Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation where Dr. Leon Lucas will give us a presentation on what he has seen in his travels this summer in the Carolinas. Dr. Lucas will be retiring at the end of the year and this will be a great opportunity to wish him the best with your attendance. We all would like to think Dr. Lucas for every thing that he has done for us throughout the years. Michael Horton will be host and will have the course in fabulous condition and the greens should be rolling great for the Annual ENCTA Championship.

The ENCTA board of governors is so thankful for the support that we have received from our many sponsors this year. We all look forward to the summer winding down and everyone’s stress levels getting back to normal. Please let us know if there is anything that the association can do to better. We would like to invite all of our members to our next few meetings. Please visit our website at www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more dates and information on our 2014 schedule.

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

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Richard Williams Memorial Tournament

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October ENCTA Meeting – October 15, 2012


Carolina-Colours2012 Ryder Cup Event
ENCTA vs. Cape Fear
October 15, 2012
Carolina Colours Golf Club

10:00 am Shotgun
Cost: $40.00 per man
Format: 18 hole singles
Each match is worth one point. Halved matches will count as half point per team.

Box Lunches provided along with cool beverages following the matches.

Anyone interested please contact Andy Ipock 252-269-9051

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ENCTA Meeting – September 19, 2012

NEXT MEETING
WENSDAYDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Reedy Creek CC
Smithfield, NC
Host: Roger Olmstead
9:30 AM REGISTRATION: $20.00 FOR THE MEETING AND LUNCH 20.00 FOR GOLF. $40.00 FOR BOTH
10:00-11:00 AM Guest Speaker Dr. Leon T. Lucas :Topic is the summer of 2012
11:00 AM Lunch- ENCTA Members Championship Golf Tournament will follow lunch

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

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Richard Williams Memorial Tournament

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ENCTA Meeting – August 23, 2012

NEXT MEETING
THURSDAY AUGUST 23RD
Ayden Country Club
Ayden, NC
Host: Jeff Gaylord
9:30 AM REGISTRATION: $20.00 FOR THE MEETING AND LUNCH 20.00 FOR GOLF. $40.00
FOR BOTH
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Organic Fertilizers Guest Speaker Scott Carpenter
11:00 AM Lunch- Golf will follow lunch

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday, Aug. 20th at 1-800-682-1102 so we can make
adequate accommodations.

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The Passing of Richard William, Jr. – July 19, 2012

Owen Richard Williams,Jr., 37, of Kinston , passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012. Richard was born Oct. 29, 1974 in Lenoir County. Richard was the golf course Superintendent at Falling Creek Golf Course. He was President of the Eastern North Carolina Turf Grass Association, and was a member and Deacon of Wheat Swamp Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. from Wheat Swamp Christian Church with Rev. Hank Jarman officiating. Interment will follow at the Phillips Family Cemetery, Trenton, NC.

Richard is survived by his wife, Donna Phillips Williams; son, John Richard Williams, of the home; mother and stepfather, Faye and Lemuel Sutton Hardy of Kinston; father and stepmother, Owen, Sr. and Alice Faye Williams of Surf City; two stepdaughters, Cassidy and Sommer Willoughby; brother, Brian Williams of Sneads Ferry; sister, Angela Sutton and husband Scott of Snow Hill; grandmother, Hazel Hardy of Kinston ; nieces, Elizabeth Sutton and Jenna Steele; nephews, Ashley Sutton and Brody Steele; father and mother in-law, Don and Faye Phillips of Trenton; sister in-law, Amy Steele and husband Jeff of Kinston; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends Sunday, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, and at other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions, be made to the John Richard Williams College Fund, c/o BB&T, Att: Sandra Byrd, 2009 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504.

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ENCTA Meeting – June 21, 2012

NEXT MEETING:

THURSDAY JUNE 21st
Timberlake Country Club
Clinton, NC
Host: Austin Allison

9:30 AM REGISTRATION: $20.00 FOR THE MEETING AND LUNCH 20.00 FOR GOLF. $40.00 FOR BOTH
10:00 AM-11 AM Rich Cooper from  NCSU
11:00 AM LUNCH: GOLF WILL FOLLOW LUNCH

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday, June 18th at 1-800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations.

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ENCTA Meeting – August 4, 2011

NEXT MEETING August 4, 2011

Family Baseball Night
Kinston Indians Baseball Game
Grainger Stadium

Host: Steven Watson

5:30 PM Members and Family are invited Tickets can be picked up at front gate board members will be given them out. Dinner will be served at 6:00 in the picnic area.
6:30 AM Game Time opp. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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

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NC State Turf Pathology

Dear ENCTA Membership,

Turf Diagnostics Lab

I am writing to introduce you to turfpathology.org, the new home for information on turf diseases in North Carolina. On this site you’ll find a wealth of information about diagnostics services, turf disease management, and our current research projects. In addition, we’ll be posting disease alerts, management updates, and other useful news on a regular basis to help keep the industry informed and up-to-date.

I understand that most of us receive too much email as it is, so this is the last email you will receive from me unless you elect to sign-up for email updates. In addition to email, there are a variety of other ways to receive our news and alerts, just choose the method that works best for you!

Facebook, Twitter, Email Updates, RSS Newsreader

I hope you will take advantage of these tools to receive important alerts of disease outbreaks or updates on new disease management practices!Best wishes for a disease-free 2011!

Lane
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Plant Pathology
North Carolina State University
919.513.4820
lane_tredway@ncsu.edu