NC/SC STMA host conference, trade show Nov 14-17 in Myrtle Beach

The North and South Carolina chapters of the Sports Turf Managers Association will host the eighth annual NC/SC STMA conference and trade show, an education, networking, and golf event November 14-17, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Registration is open to all sports field managers and crew members. Registration fees, a calendar of events, information about speakers, and details on accommodations can be found online at or .

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Lodging information on the conference hotel, the SpringMaid Beach Resort a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, 3200 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC is available at or (800) 916-4339.

The four day event will offer on the field maintenance training including skin management, irrigation audit tips, and STMA educational sessions featuring a panel discussion on sod quality plus presentations by Dr. Bert McCarty from Clemson, Dr’s. Grady Miller, Charles Peacock, and Fred Yelverton from NC State University, Jerad Minnick from Growing Innovations, and Craig Borland from Toro Irrigation. A golf outing at Burning Ridge Golf Club, Seminar on Your Wheels, and Irrigation Audit training are optional, with a separate fee. The Certified Sports Field Manager exam is offered for those prequalified through the STMA.

For further information contact Bruce Suddeth, director of Landscape Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate and past-president of the SCSTMA at 864-503-5514, , Tommy Walston, Sports Turf Manager at East Carolina University and past-president of NCSTMA, 252-737-2262 or, Jimmy Simpson, Facilities Coordinator and past-president of NCSTMA, Town of Cary,