FEGGA on the Road in Slovenia and Bulgaria

FEGGA on the Road in Slovenia and Bulgaria

FEGGA are delighted to be supporting the Slovenia and Bulgarian Greenkeepers Association by taking their Development Roadshow to their annual Conference days during the 14-17 November 2017. The Roadshows are part of the FEGGA development initiative in partnership with the R&A in supporting new developing golf nations. Below is the extensive programme, put together in meeting the needs of each association. For further information about either event please contact Dean Cleaver at dean.cleaver@btinternet.com

Slovenian “19 Days of Education”

Tuesday, 14.11.2017
8.15 – 8.45 registration of participants

9.00 – 9.30 DANI JOŠT (Head of Football Infrastructure)
Situation of Slovenian football infrastructure
9.30 – 10.15 RHETT EVANS (Chief Executive Officer GCSAA)
Superintendent Profession: Past, Present and Future

10.30 – 10.45 refreshment break



FEGGA Development Roadshow in partnership with R&A                                                            

10.45 – 11.30 PHIL FIFIELD (Grounds Manager at Fulham football club)
Making the best use of current resources
11.30 – 12.30 FRANK NEWBERRY (Performance Consultant)
Motivation, key to success? (Working in groups.)

12.30 – 13.30 lunch

13.30 – 14.15 WENDY COLE (Manager – Sustainability at R&A)
R&A Scholarship program
14.15 – 15.00 RICHARD WING (Past R&A Scholar, Turfgrass agronomist STRI)
Sharing my R&A Scholarship experience and how it assisted me – A Focus on the work of the STRI and using Measuring Tools to achieve best performance.

19.00 – Dinner in hotel BRDO.

Wednesday, 15.11.2017

8.45 – 9.15 BOŠTJAN ZUPAN (Head greenkeeper GC Diners)
The Home of Golf experience thru my eyes
9.15 – 10.00 STANISLAV HEJDUK (Mendel University, Brno):
Greater Yellow Rattle: Hemi parasitic plant enhancing nature value of extensive turf grass
10.00 – 10.45 PAUL ZWERUS (Area Manager, SGL)
Maintenance of turf grass with help of artificial lighting

10.45 – 11.00 refreshment break

11.00 – 11.30 JEREMY HUGHES (Bio advisor, Symbio)
The importance of soil biology
11.30 – 12.15 GIOVANNI TRACANZAN (Agronomist)

12.15 – 13.00 GORAZD NASTRAN (Green Consulting)
What have we learned? Construction of Slovenian National Football Center pitches

13.00 – conclusion of 19th Days of Education with lunch in hotel Brdo.

HOTEL BRDO – Accommodation form

Registration form 19th Days of Education

FEGGA Development Roadshow in partnership with R&A   

Sofia – Bulgaria – 17th November 2017

Friday 17th November 2017

09.00: Welcome and Introduction
Yavor Atanasov and Dean Cleaver

09.15: GEO and FEGGA working in long-term partnership
Dean Cleaver – Executive Officer – FEGGA

09.40: Introducing IPM
Anne Mette Dahl Jensen cand. Scient. Ph.D.
Senior advisor – Turfgrass – University of Copenhagen

10.40: Future Greenkeeper Experience Opportunities
Dean Cleaver – Executive Officer – FEGGA

11.00: Refreshment Break

11.30: R&A Scholarship Opportunities
Wendy Cole (Sustainability at R&A)

12.15: Scholarship Experiences at Askernish
Paul Miller (SRUC Elmwood College)

13.00: Lunch

14.30: Sharing Experiences – Golf Course Sv.Sofia

14.45: IPM – Practices and Experiences from my perspective
Giovanni Nava – Superintendent – Riviera Golf Club, Italy

15.45: Experiences – Black Sea Rama

16.00: Learning through unsuccessful Projects
Kamil Pecenka– Chairman (FEGGA

16.45: Final discussion and close of Roadshow
Kamil Pecenka– Chairman (FEGGA)
Yavor Atanasov – Chairman (BGGA)

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