Keeping Your Facility Above Water: How Water Quality Regulations May Affect The Golf Business

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Presented in partnership with The Environmental Institute for Golf

Monday, Feb. 27
3:30 – 5 pm
LVCC Room N112

We all know that proper nutrient management is essential for healthy turfgrass and it is important that golf course superintendents have the resources and flexibility needed to properly manage turf. However, across the nation from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay, New Jersey to the Great Lakes to the state of Washington, the use of fertilizers is becoming more scrutinized and regulated. This trend is expected to continue, most likely at a rapid pace. This session will examine the current wave of regulations and provide a few success stories from superintendents and others who have been proactive in the process. A panel of experts will share details about the drivers of these regulations, how to protect water quality while also protecting the business of golf, and what to expect in the future. Join us to learn about this important issue facing golf and what you can and should do about it.

Moderator: Greg Lyman, Director of Environmental Programs, GCSAA


  • Larry Gilhuly, Director, Northwest Region, USGA Green Section
  • Mary C. Hartney, President, Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association
  • Brian Horgan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota
  • Peter McDonough, Golf Course Superintendent, The Keswick Club, Virginia
  • Chava McKeel, Senior Manager, Information and Public Policy, GCSAA