Greenkeepers from Slovenia and neighbouring countries attended the recently held 16th Days of Education organized by Slovenian Greenkeepers Association.
Every year our conference is organized at a different location with a golf course nearby and with good travel options. Lipica was the host this year during the 18th and 19th November. Lipica is a short journey from Trieste airport, where there is also a 9 hole golf course and also the oldest stud farm in the world with the famous Lipizzaner horses.
The Conference, that is now already well known within the industry and this year attracted more than 75 participants coming from five different countries. Slovenian greenkeepers joined a big group of greenkeepers from Austria, Czech, Italy and Croatia. As on previous conferences, we again managed to attract great speakers from Europe and United States. Our main speakers from the USA were Dr. Cale Bigelow from Purdue University (Indiana), Dr. Mike Fidanza from Penn State and Adam Moeller from USGA Green Section. During the two days our participants were able to listen to 13 presentations from 10 different speakers.
The Slovenian Greenkeepers Association was established in 1998 and just one year after we become a member of FEGGA. Binding with other Associations worldwide, exchanging knowledge and experience with other greenkeepers is playing an important role in our small Association. Every year it is a big challenge for us to produce a good educational conference like we did this year. Luckily we have really good strong partners which believe in our work and support us now already for many years. Not to forget also our members and others who help and work hard over the year so we can organize our Days of Education on yearly basis. The pressure and expectations are growing every year but I can promise you we will stay focus and work even harder so you will be able to come next year to our already 17th Days of Education.
Chairman Slovenian Greenkeepers Association
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