The Toro Company, Beacon Athletics and Diamond Pro are joining forces to present three Athletic Field Maintenance Forums this spring.


The comprehensive sessions combine hands-on and classroom instruction with proven techniques and skills to enhance field maintenance knowledge. The forums will cover:

Aerification, Topdressing and Mowing
Infield Soils and Topdressings
Mound and Home Plate Management
On-Field Demonstrations

“This is the third year we are offering the Athletic Field Maintenance Forums, and they have been very well received,” said Dale Getz, CSFM, CSE, and sports fields and grounds sales manager at The Toro Company. “After spending the day at one of these forums, the attendee will know how to achieve the results they desire and while avoiding costly mistakes.”


Comprehensive sessions combine hands-on and classroom instruction for proven techniques and skills to enhance field maintenance knowledge. Featured speakers include:

Dale Getz, CSFM, CSE, sports fields and grounds sales manager at The Toro Company, and former superintendent of golf at the University of Notre Dame. Getz was employed at the University of Notre Dame for 17 years and has published numerous articles on sports turf management.
Boyd Montgomery, CSFM, CSE, commercial district sales manager for The Toro Company, and former facilities and maintenance director at Sylvania Recreation Corporation. Montgomery has published numerous articles on sports turf management and operations.
Paul Zwaska from Beacon Athletics, and former head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles. Zwaska has 28 years of grounds experience.
Tom Burns from Diamond Pro, and former head groundskeeper for the Texas Rangers. Burns is widely known and respected as one of the top groundskeepers in major league baseball.

Participants attending an Athletic Field Maintenance Forum will earn 0.6 CEU’s in Continuing Education Points for Certified Sports Field Mangers (CSFM), the Sports Turf Managers Association certification program for sports turf managers, recognizing the importance of fostering and improving professionalism within the sports turf industry.


The Athletic Turf Maintenance Forums are scheduled for March 31 in Houston, Texas, April 28 in Atlanta, Georgia and May 13 in Richmond, Virginia. To register, visit the Beacon Athletics web site, http://beaconathletics.com/seminars/


 

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