With some guidance from an industry legend, Pat Jones describes how one word defines the Carolinas GCSA Conference and Show.

What happens when all segments of the industry collide in Myrtle Beach? Our annual peek at one of busiest days in the business.



VereensBooth #2015For over 50 years, Vereens has assisted customers in dealing with agronomic problems by delivering quality products and innovative resolutions. Vereens manufactures fertilizers and distributes multiple lines of basic pesticides as well as marketing several specialty lines such as Earthworks, AQUA-AID, Custom Agronomic liquid fertilizers, Pathway and Turf Screen.   Turfline Inc.Booth #2307With major technological advancements in machining and materials, paired with 25 years of improvements, Turfline has the New Low Maintenance Vibe V. The upgraded roller features a Teflon impregnated hard coat anodized hub, synthetic oil and Teflon impregnated bronze bushings, and a non-greasable front roller with all new sealed stainless steel bearings to save time and money on unnecessary maintenance. Stop by the booth to see how the roller and other products can help make true greens.Triangle Turf & OrnamentalBooth #3215Cardinal Turf & Ornamental is now Triangle Turf & Ornamental.  Stop by the booth and pick up a Triangle Turf & Ornamental tote bag for Carolinas GCSA Conference and Show information. You can also have your 27 Hole Challenge Score Card punched and learn about products and the Early Order Program.   STEC EquipmentBooth #2511STEC Equipment provides access to the highest quality specialized equipment from around the world. STEC will be displaying several pieces of specialized turf equipment, including TCT Fairway Trencher, GKB Combinator, Rotadairon Soil Renovator and DT710 Dump Trailer. Stop by the booth and drop a business card in our YETI cooler for a free give away.Standard GolfBooth #815Standard Golf will be unveiling multiple new products, including Hyrbrid ST2000 Cup with an aluminum bottom but polymer wrapped side for added longevity that can combined with a plastic tip ferrule for extended life of your cups. Standard Golf also redesigned its “Force Flex” 180 degree bending yardage/hazard marker. Click here for a video of the new products. SPaRKsBooth #1617SPaRKS, a web-based fertilizer and pesticide management system, is developed and sold by Sydney Solutions of Farmington Hills, Mich.  SPaRKS, an acronym for Superintendents Planning and Record Keeping System, is used by hundreds of golf courses throughout North America. SPaRKS is comprehensive, yet easy to use and cost effective. The annual price of $239 per year provides access for three simultaneous users, automatic backup of data and access to fertilizer and pesticide applications from any internet-enabled device. Visit the booth at the Carolinas GCSA Conference and Show to check out the newly released Inventory Management feature and enter a drawing for a free one-year subscription.  Soil Tech Corp.Booth #3101Bio-Mega from Soil Tech Corp. provides the next step in the evolution of biological products for turf maintenance. Bio-Mega gives golf course superintendents an economically feasible method of reducing requirements for fertilizer, fungicides and water, and contains a total microbial ecosystem designed to quickly improve the health, vigor and playability of greens and tees. Bio-Mega delivers billions of beneficial microbes in a tank-mixable concentrate containing steroid saponins and other phyto-elicitors. Visit the Soil Tech Corp. booth for a 10 percent show discount and other special offers.SePROBooth #1905To meet your high standards as a golf course superintendent you need the best tools available and you want them at the best price. Don’t miss your shot. Stop by Booth #1905 to take advantage of significant rebates through the SePRO Pinnacle Program on PGR and aquatic solutions by SePRO.  Revels Turf & TractorBooth #2809How do you get a five-gang fairway unit to be more productive, especially when it's mowing your fairways and rough?  That was John Deere’s challenge in building the new 8900A Precision Cut. Using our QA7 26-inch and 30-inch cutting units, the 8900A delivers increased productivity and performance. Features include a width of 114 to 130 inches, depending on cutting unit size, giving more productivity in terms of acres mowed per hour; a light footprint; eight miles per hour mowing speed; and 26- and 30-inch verticutters and large capacity reel motors for scalping during overseeding operations. Like John Deere’s other A Models mowers, the 8900A shares the Tech Control display, which allows you to set operators mow, transport and turn speeds. Regal ChemicalBooth #2605Regal Chemical will be raffling off a custom fertilizer application valued at $750 during the 2016 Carolinas GCSA Conference and Show. Enter to win at the Regal booth. Purchase one of the Carolinas show specials featuring MUSCLETM or AQUA-AID products and receive additional entries into the raffle.Rees Jones Inc. Booth #801Rees Jones, Inc. is internationally recognized for its customized design and construction supervision services of new courses for private clubs, resorts, real estate communities and public facilities, as well as renovating, restoring and updating existing courses for everyday play and major championships. Among his notable recent remodels, renovations and restorations are Carolina Country Club, Ballantyne Country Club, Old Chatham Golf Club, Sea Trail Golf Links (Rees Jones Course), The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek, Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course and Upper Course), Hazeltine National Golf Club, East Lake Golf Club, City Park Golf Course,  Jack Clark South Course at Chuck Corica Golf Complex, Echo Lake Country Club, Playa Grande Golf Club and Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), with future master plans being developed for The Peninsula Club, The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, The Breakers Ocean Course, The South Course at BallenIsles Country Club, Old Oaks Country Club, Urbana Country Club  and the Monster Golf Couse at Montreign Resort Casino.Rapid Cal RxBooth #3405Rapid Cal Rx, a line of highly soluble  enhanced Greens Grade Calcium products, is manufactured by American Calcium Company, and distributed in the Carolinas and Georgia primarily by Carolina Eastern Outdoors. Rapid Cal Rx has recently expanded its distribution into Florida through Select Source. Visit the booth to learn more about the gypsum, lime and potash products.PondHawk Booth #817 PondHawk Solar Pond Aeration System is manufactured in the United States by LINNE Industries. PondHawk is the first fully integrated solar pond aeration system that improves water quality, eliminates algae and restores habitat without power delivery or electric costs. Founded in 2013, PondHawk systems are tending ponds on some of the finest golf courses in the United States and South Korea. Stop by the booth and learn what makes PondHawk the simple, reliable and cost effective solution to pond management.  Nu-PipeBooth #2604Nu-Pipe has been and will continue to be on the cutting edge of stormwater management and maintenance. Whether it's spincasting, injection grouting, bank stabilization, cipp, damming, dewatering, jacking, or any of a litany of other services provided, Nu-Pipe’s duty is to continue to innovate to produce better results for less money. Visit the booth to register to win a 1966 framed photo of Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer on the second hole at The Masters. mesur.io Booth 1417mesur.io is combining smart sensor technology and state-of-the-art analytics to transform the golf and turf management market. Utilizing real-time, in-ground measurements with advanced analytics and relevant external data, mesur.io enables operators to accurately seed, fertilize and water. Golf course health, improved playing conditions, water savings, and labor productivity are all immediately available utilizing mesur.io.McGill Premium Compost Booth #1016McGill Premium Compost is proud that its Premium Compost products are being utilized on over 100 golf courses throughout North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. McGill Premium Compost helps build healthy soils by introducing valuable soil microbes back into the soil, resulting in healthy green and more economically sustainable golf courses. Visit the booth to win a 40-cubic yard truck load of our McGill Sports Turf Premium Compost (material only, some restriction may be applicable).McCord Golf Services and Safety Booth #514 Safety training doesn't have to be costly or difficult. McCord Golf Services and Safety offers a series of online safety training videos developed specifically for golf course maintenance employees. The videos are affordable, effective and very easy to use. An annual subscription is only $300 per golf course and provides unlimited access to all videos in English and Spanish. Signup at the booth and receive a new calendar, including guidelines for 48 weekly toolbox talks. LSSA Inc.  Booth #417LSSA Inc. is a provider of specialized apparel and accessories (embroidered and/or printed) for the golf/golf course maintenance industry.Links BridgesBooth #502Links Bridges supplies bridges designed specifically for golf courses. Bridges span up to 50 feet and are made of 100 percent fiberglass. Bridges do not rot, rust or deteriorate and are good for 50-plus years of use, and they are delivered in one piece for immediate installation and use. Natural-looking models are available in wood and stone finishes that are indistinguishable from “real” bridges and benign materials mean no leeching of any toxins or undesirable elements. Numerous features and design are available to fit the needs of specific courses. KellyScapes Booth #107 Having roots in Georgia as “Green Ink” in the 1990s, KellyScapes in the Charleston, S.C., area has grown to provide landscape design, horticultural consulting, product resourcing, management programs and plant health programs to clients in the Carolinas and Georgia. In addition to high-end residential properties and commercial developments, KellyScapes has worked extensively with numerous golf facilities and tournaments. Designer and consultant Sean Kelly has written articles for the Georgia Green Industry Association, Georgia Golf Course Superintendent Association and the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association. He has also been a guest host or expert on several episodes of HGTV landscaping programs.

JRM, Inc.                                                             Booth #1004JRM specializes in manufacturing the highest quality turfgrass maintenance products in the industry. The company, based outside Winston-Salem, N.C., has a distinct reputation for making the best greensmower, fairway and high-cut bedknives on the market. JRM also produces a full line of Premium and DILLENNIUM solid and coring aerification tines. In addition, JRM has a full line of regional products, including EnP, Select Source, Oregon and many more.Humate International Booth #2801University testing demonstrates disease suppression using organics in place of fungicides. Stop by the booth and ask for Brian Galbraith. He will show you the results and explain how programs using his HUMATE and BIOSYST organic products eliminate or keep disease pressure under control without any fungicides.Freylit USABooth #714Freylit designs and manufactures environmental systems and solutions to treat and control polluted water. Turf equipment washing presents a tough challenge, which Freylit meets with a proven combination of innovative equipment that both filters and degerms and reuses the same water over and over. ESD Waste2Water Booth #3515ESD Waste2Water introduces the next generation of closed loop recycling systems. ESD has led the industry with our biological treatment systems, and the company is introducing the GSMS Series to improve the wash water experience. The GSMS Series is designed to improve solids management with an incline plate clarifier while reducing maintenance. It not only improves solids handling; it provides a low turbidity water (clear). With improved oxygen transfer in the Biological System and an industrial transfer pump, the GSMS Series is capable of handling a heavier workload. Ecologel SolutionsBooth #2803Ecologel’s mission is to provide the industry with innovative technologies to help maintain exceptional quality while promoting the responsible management of natural resources. Product lines include environmentally friendly solutions for water management (Hydretain), plant nutrition (BioPro), biostimulants (CytoGro), pond and lake management (Aqua-T), dust control (Geltrak), and anti-fungal coatings for building materials (Fungishield).  These products conserve water, safely feed plants, build healthy soil systems, increase root mass, naturally clarify lakes and ponds, reduce roadway dust emissions, and protect surfaces from the unsightly growth of mold mildew fungus and algae. Dow AgroSciencesBooth #515Stop by the booth to learn about the latest innovation in annual bluegrass weevil larvae control. With the power of spinosad and a new lignin technology, MatchPoint gives golf course superintendents and sports turf managers powerful ABW control with convenient application flexibility. This advanced formulation enhances photostability, providing more consistent control. MatchPoint controls the first and second instars in the plant, making it an ideal choice for the first application in any rotation program. When applied according to label directions, MatchPoint will control up to the fifth instar and will stop ABW feeding immediately.Crumpler Plastic PipeBooth #3706A lot of people not familiar with the need for drainage pipe ask: What is it used for? The answer is: It is used for a lot of different needs. It is used for stormwater runoff culverts, golf course drains, farm fields and home septic lines. There are a variety of applications, but Crumpler Plastic Pipe helps to show you where your needs matters.Crosshairs GolfBooth #2905The GreenStik tool has been created to repair, aerate and topdress pitch marks on golf greens that have been damaged by golf balls hitting the turf. The tool includes a plastic tubular body with a spring-loaded action allowing for the steel prongs to be exposed when engaging the tool by pushing it against the turf.  Another unique feature of the GreenStik tool is its sand delivery mechanism.  Sand is placed into the top of the plastic tube after removing the top cap.  Seed may also be mixed with the sand.  The sand and seed mix is released when the tool is engaged by pushing down on the tool and exposing the steel prongs into the turf.  CMF GlobalBooth #3717CMF Global is a U.S. based, privately held firm, with an expert staff that has over 100 years of combined experience in golf course irrigation. CMF Global offers the AquaFuse HDPE System with a 25-year warranty against defects, a products liability insurance policy protecting our customers from damages caused by defective products up to $1 million per incident, on-site AquaFUSION HDPE training and a 24-hour Technical Hotline. The AquaFuse system includes unique, proprietary products for golf applications. CMF Global will feature its ControlFlo Gate Valve, ControlFlo 360 Ball Valve, and our AquaFuse Fusible Service Saddle along with our other components of our AquaFuse HDPE System at this year’s show.Capillary ConcreteBooth #2917Visit the booth to see why Capillary Concrete is the strongest and easiest bunker liner to install. Capillary Concrete carries a real guarantee on the product, sand and labor.BRANDT Booth #2507Winter can be a crucial time to preserve your greens and tees. The combination of nutrients in BRANDT’s Winter Success Program can help your turf build stronger root systems, stronger shoots and overall healthier turf. Visit the booth to learn about BRANDT’s products and enter for your chance to win great prizes including autographed NASCAR memorabilia and 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series tickets.Blue Planet EnvironmentalBooth #517BioBoost dramatically increases the efficiency and effectiveness of conventional aeration, which has not been notably improved for decades. By breaking up and separating bubbles, BioBoost not only keeps the air bubbles suspended in the water longer, transferring more oxygen, it also significantly increases the rising water column. This brings more water to the surface for oxygenation, while destratifying the pond.Birchmeier/ITB Co.Booth #3201Stop by the booth for specialty turf products like the Plus X award-winning Granomax 5, the RPD 15 backpack sprayer for large jobs and the Super Star 1.25 360° hand sprayer for small jobs.Better Billy BunkerBooth #2013What a year 2016 has been. From hurricanes and record rainfall to the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club, clients have realized the benefits of the Better Billy Bunker method. Dozens of facilities throughout the Carolinas have converted to BBB and the consensus is … it works. BBB looks forward to supporting its friends in the Carolinas GCSA once again at the annual conference and show in Myrtle Beach. Stop by the booth to chat about bunkers, or just to say hello. Five of our licensed installers will also be exhibiting: Golf Course Services, Landscapes Unlimited, Southeastern Golf, TDI/XGD and Total Turf Golf Services. Aspen CorporationBooth #2816Aspen, an industry-leading golf course construction, renovation and irrigation firm with offices in Daniels, W.Va., Charlotte, N.C. and Dallas, is actively seeking entry-level and experienced golf course superintendents to join its growing team. 2016 was a record year for Aspen and 2017 is shaping up to be another busy year in the renovation market. Golf course renovation experience is a plus, but not required. Travel is required and competitive compensation will be offered commensurate with experience. Aspen’s portfolio of projects includes host venues to golf’s major championships as well as Golden Era classics. Arborguard Tree Specialists Booth #2603Arborguard focuses on critically located trees near tees, fairways and greens to improve sun and air penetration for turf areas or to preserve trees that impact the character and playability of golf courses through procedures such as soil therapy, pest and disease management, pruning, cabling, bracing, lightning protection and removals when necessary. The Charlotte office covers North and South Carolina and the Atlanta Office covers Georgia. Barry Gemberling, ISA Certified Arborist, ASCA Consulting Arborist, Senior Corporate Arborist-The Carolinas, vice president and branch manager, has been a member of the Carolinas GCSA and supported the annual Conference and Show with a booth for more than 20 consecutive years.AQUA-AIDBooth #504For over 30 years, AQUA-AID has provided common sense solutions to help turf managers solve agronomic problems by delivering quality products and innovative resolutions. AQUA-AID manufactures soil surfactants and wetting agents that allow turf manager to incorporate desired water management programs into agronomic plans. A.C. Schultes of Carolina Booth #403A.C. Schultes of Carolina is a licensed, insured and bonded general contractor in North Carolina and South Carolina. ACSC provides a full range of water and wastewater construction services to government utilities, private utilities, engineering firms, industrial facilities, commercial farms, golf courses and more. A proven leader in assisting environmental customers with complex water and wastewater demands, A.C. Schultes offers turn-key water and wastewater construction and emergency services on pump stations and golf course groundwater systems.

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