There is no cost to participate, but registration with Experience Green and in the GEO OnCourse program is requested by November 30, 2015.
Workshop 1 of 4: Tuesday, December 8th, 3-5pm
Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island
• Program Introduction and Overview
• Sea Pines Resort Testimonial and Case Study
• GCSAA Approved Education Points Available
Presented by Tony Wartko, Director of Facility Services, Sea Pines Resort and Mike Bennett, i2recycle
Sea Pines Resort is home to the RBC Heritage PGA TOUR event and is the first golf facility in South Carolina to achieve full GEO Certification for its three courses. Among its successes is the impressive gain of 90 tons of waste diverted from the landfill in 2011, to 425 tons in 2014 through vermin culture, recycling, and other waste diversion methods.
• Value of Data Collection
• Sustainable Supply Chain
• Innovative Waste Management
*Workshop provides .15 GCSAA Approved Education Points to participants
Workshop 2 of 4: Tuesday, January 5th, 3-5pm
The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay Case Study
Presented by Paul Carter, CGCS, The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay
As recipient of the 2015 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship from the GCSAA, Paul has achieved specific success in reducing energy consumption. In 2013, the facility’s innovative electric equipment initiative reduced annual gasoline consumption by over 9,000 gallons, point source carbon dioxide emissions by over 182,000 pounds of carbon and operational expenses for the State of Tennessee by over $21,000.00 annually.
Focus Topics: Energy, Nature
Workshop 3 of 4: Tuesday, February 23nd, 3-5pm
Decisions and Design for Sustainability
Presented by Clyde Johnston, ASGCA,Clyde Johnston Design
With more than 25 years’ experience as a golf course designer, Clyde recognizes how the parts of a golf facility affect the whole. He has seen many changes in the golf industry and advocates for innovation to ensure resource availability and profitability. Clyde advocates that even minor alterations to design, turf area and vegetation choices can reduce environmental and financial costs, and also enhance brand and member relations. Clyde’s designs have received awards from Golf Digest, Golfweek Magazine and more.
Focus Topics: Pollution Control, Supply Chain
Workshop 4 of 4: Tuesday, March 15th, 3-5pm
Partner Relations and Communicating Success
Presented by Anthony Williams, CGCS
As recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Government Relations Award from the GCSAA, Anthony understands the value of relationships and communications to ensure resource availability and enhance brand integrity. He has held many industry leadership roles and is recognized regularly in the media for his advocacy efforts. He was awarded the 2010 GCSAA President's Award for Environmental Stewardship and Golf Digest’s Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards in 2006.
Focus Topics: Community, Water
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Monday, November 30th
Contact Teresa Wade to confirm your participation in the program
Please indicate if you will attend the Dec 8th workshop 3-5pm
Include in the email if you have signed up for the GEO OnCourse program (no cost, takes about 15 minutes - click here). Your familiarity with the program will enhance the Dec workshop value for you. Once you are registered with GEO, we'll add you to the website as a program participant.
In your email, send names and email addresses of your team members that will be contributing to your progress so we can include them in communications
We invite the Hilton Head Island Area golf community to join this effort (includes all of Beaufort County), and local golf associations, golf facility suppliers, community groups and individuals’ to support of this important effort. This program is supported by sponsorships, grants and donations. CLICK HERE to view full sponsorship package.