The Principles of Golf Course Environmental Stewardship Certificate is part of the Assistant Superintendent Certificate Series (ASCS). To earn this certificate, a candidate must watch eleven webinars; nine are pre-selected required webinars and two are electives that the candidate will choose. For the eight required webinars, the candidate will need to successfully complete the associated quiz. In addition to the webinars and quizzes, the candidate will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the competencies addressed by the certificate by completing one of the following ancillary activities:
• Successfully complete the GCSAA IPM exam
• Participate in your state’s process to develop BMPs
• Complete the facility BMP template for your course
The fee to earn this certificate is:
• $50.00 GCSAA members
• $75.00 non-members
Note: Access to the webinars for no additional charge is part of the GCSAA membership benefits. If you are not a member of the association, you will need to pay $60.00 per webinar in addition to the certificate fee at the time you register. To learn more about other benefits of GCSAA membership or to join the association, visit: https://www.gcsaa.org/about-gcsaa/membership/membership-benefits
The Principles of Golf Course Leadership and Communications Certificate is part of the Assistant Superintendent Certificate Series (ASCS). To earn this certificate, a candidate must watch fourteen webinars; ten are pre-selected required webinars and four are electives that the candidate will choose. For the ten required webinars, the candidate will need to successfully complete the associated quiz.
In addition to the webinars and quizzes, the candidate will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the competencies addressed by the certificate by completing two of the following ancillary activities:
• Work with a mentor and document the experience
• Write and have published an article for a chapter newsletter or GCM
• Volunteer on a GCSAA, chapter or golf organization task group or committee
• Give a public speech and document the experience Certificate
Note: Access to the webinars for no additional charge is part of the GCSAA membership benefits. If you are not a member of the association, you will need to pay $60.00 per webinar in addition to the certificate fee at the time you register for the program. To learn more about other benefits of GCSAA membership or to join the association, visit: https://www.gcsaa.org/about-gcsaa/membership/membership-benefits
Welcome to My Learning Hub powered by GCSAA's Professional Development Department. Browse the full catalog of webinars. We have both Live events and On Demand learning. These are now free to members - no additional fee - & earn education points. Click Register to enroll today. This is the short description that was edited to fit.
The U.S. has experienced some severe storms this season with the potential for more remaining. Hi Ron. This is great! Ron Wright, CGCS, updates this webinar from our series on disasters to help you create or update your emergency response plan.
Each webinar in the series is designed to focus on a single crisis type. You'll hear what happened, what plan was in place and what the CGCS in charge learned and now recommends. In Wright’s case, he experienced several hurricanes first hand at the Country Club of Mobile. During this quick hour, he’ll cover tips for clean-up, how best-laid plans may need to adapt, and review systems and plans you’ll want to put in place as soon as you can.
Facility BMP Plans provide many benefits for the superintendent, the superintendent profession, the golf facility and the golf course industry. GCSAA has received funding from the USGA and PGA Tour, but superintendents must participate in order for the industry to be successful. Join J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., for this hour-long webinar to learn why having a written facility plan is so important.
Ponds and other water bodies bring both beauty and benefit to the golf course. Different types of algae can disrupt that beauty and become problematic. Erwin McKone, CGCS, leads this 90-minute webinar to review the role of algae in the aquatic ecosystem. Classic and alternative treatments of algal blooms will be examined. McKone will explain ways this has changed in the ten years that have transpired since he first taught on this topic, including new permitting issues. Join us to make sure your management program is up-to-date. Checking this course
Among the biggest projects any turf manager may undertake will be a new irrigation system. While many shy away from playing an active role in the system’s design, Ashley Wilkinson explains why and how you should help in planning for such a large construction project in this 90-minute webinar.
GCSAA members provide how-to tips in these short videos. Click Register to immediately get the Start button, then watch and learn.
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Please make certain to follow all appropriate safety procedures as you learn from these experts.
This 5-Minute Fix Video features Chris Rapp, equipment manager at Bellerive Country Club, looking at the cut quality with a prism gauge after a Mississippi Valley GCSA tech meeting held at Norwood Country Club (near the St. Louis airport.)
In this 5-Minute Fix video, you’ll learn from Carter DeMay and Bill H. Maynard, CGCS, how they bought time in the form of sod for several projects at the Country Club of St. Albans near St. Louis.
In this 5-Minute Fix video, you’ll see Trent Manning, equipment manager at Ansley Golf Club, use a chainsaw to fell a large cottonwood tree from an area of the golf course.
Now available - Chainsaw Safety & Use – Extended Cut
In this 5-Minute Fix video Roland McPhearson, equipment manager at Roxiticus Golf Club, demonstrates how to use a pi tape to measure and assess condition as to reel coning.
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