I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, Texas last month. There were 11,700 attendees participating in over 100 educational seminars and sessions. The education covered topics from Soil Microbiology to Professional Development. This is an opportunity to meet with peers and gather information to help provide a better golf course for our customers.
In addition to the education, the GIS includes the worlds largest golf course management trade show. The trade show had 531 exhibitors with over 184,000 square feet of exhibit space. I spent two full days on the trade show floor meeting with my local product representatives, and building new relationships. There were new tools, ideas, services, chemicals, and equipment to learn about.
It is important for the facility that we stay up to date on the latest and greatest tools and knowledge in the golf industry so that the efforts invested in the course, continue to provide the best results. This was a very productive Golf Industry Show for me. I came home with many new theories to investigate and possibly implement at Sycamore Ridge. Most things that will be tried on the course you may never see, but hopefully, over time you will notice a difference.