GCSAI held its annual National Education Day in Croke Park, Dublin in November. This is the first of our days for our members and we look forward to our Roadshow days in January and February 2015.
Croke Park is a wonderful venue and is our National Stadium for the GAA. This stadium has a seating capacity of 83,000 and has excellent conference facilities.
We had a great turn out on the day with 230 delegates registered, including Course Managers, Greenkeepers and students.
We were delighted to have Steve Chappell, Head Greenkeeper at the PGA Centenary course whose presentation was the Ryder Cup. This was a great talk by Steve and with many fine slides it gave a real insight into course preparation.
We also were treated to the subject of Managing a Premier League Ground and Facilities by Dougie Robertson, Head Groundsman at West Ham United.
The subject of Sustainable turf management and its implications was also a popular topic with new Pesticide control just around the corner in Ireland.
These events also give our members a chance to meet up with old friends and meet new ones.
President – GCSAI
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