Shop Tour Recap
Shop Tour ’17 left no attendee disappointed. We had a good crowd with nearly 80 in attendance. Rick Hynson, Superintendent at Boone Valley GC and his staff, were gracious hosts as they had the shop/meeting room in fantastic condition. Rick, along with his Assistant’s Cody Wideman and Matt Wideman and Apprentice Brett Terschluse had the meeting room set-up well and Equipment Technician Kyle Duvall had the shop well organized with a fresh coat of paint on the floor. Nice job guys!
The speaker line-up was outstanding thanks to your Education Committee Chair Justen Patterson, Superintendent at The Legends. Representatives from the USGA, University of Missouri and the MAGA all gave very informative presentations.
Your Research Committee Chair, Rob Kick Superintendent at Algonquin GC, discussed MVGCSA involvement in future research projects and in turn made a donation of $5,000 each to both Dr. Lee Miller and Dr. Xi Xiong to assist in their ongoing research programs. As a side bonus for these two Mizzou researchers, SIGCSA also donated $1,000 to each of their respective programs.
We also would like to thank the sponsors for this year’s Shop Tour 2017. A big thanks to Erb Turf Equipment, Keeven Brothers Sod, Turfwerks, SiteOne and Supreme Turf Products. Thank you all very much!