VGCSA Conference and Annual Meeting (Dec. 5-6)
12/5/2022 - 12/6/2022
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
Event Type(s)
Event Description
December 5-6: Great networking with your peers, education with CEUs, excellent social events and more!
Farmington Country Club
1625 Country Club Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22901

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Contact Person
David Norman
(phone: 804-708-9760)

VGCSA Conference & Annual Meeting
Farmington Country Club
Charlottesville, VA
December 5-6, 2022


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Hotel Booking Instructions

Reservations by Phone: 800-993-4751
Mention Group Code: G-VGD2 or
Dates and Name of Event
December 5-6, 2022 / VGCSA

Room Rate: $109
Cutoff for Reservations: November 25th

Reservations by Internet:
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Select Dates: Dec 6-7
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Conference Entry


Last Chance: $225
register by December 3rd)


Last Chance: $245
register by December 3rd)


*Monday, December 5th*

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:10pm
Conference Welcome - Jeff Whitmire, CGCS

1:10pm - 2:00pm
"Annual Bluegrass Weevil IPM and Biological Control" - Dr. Albrecht Koppenhofer,
Rutgers University Extension Specialist in Entomology

2:00pm - 2:45pm
"Staffing Your Team - Recruiting, Retaining, Managing" - Bill Shonk, GM,
Princess Anne CC

2:45pm - 3:00pm

3:45pm - 4:30pm
"Year in Review/USGA Pinehurst HQ" - Elliott Dowling, USGA Agronomist

3:45pm - 4:30pm
"Special Guest Interview" - Andrew Green, Green Golf Design

4:30pm - 4:40pm

4:40pm - 5:30pm
VGCSA Annual Meeting & Awards


5:30pm - 7:00pm
Partner Appreciation Reception, FCC Main Dining Room (FREE)
Presented by Syngenta

7:30pm to 11:00 pm 
Monday Night Football Party at BJ's Brewhouse
Presented by SiteOne Golf


3924 Lenox Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

The Monday Night Football Party is the Highlight of the Conference

*Tuesday, December 6th*

8:30 - 8:40 am
Welcome, Opening Remarks – Jeff Whitmire, CGCS

8:40 - 9:30 am
"Case Study in Renovation" – Andrew Green, Green Golf Design; Pete Wendt, CGCS, Congressional CC 

9:30 – 9:50 am
“Government Relations Update” – Robb Bohannon, VGCSA Lobbyist

9:50 - 10:05 am

10:05 – 10:50 am
“Financial Planning for Your Career” – Peter Walls, Kinloch Capital

10:50 am – 11:40 am
“Herbicide Resistance in Goose Grass and Poa” – Dr. Shawn Askew, Turf Weed Scientist, Virginia Tech 

11:45 – 12:45 pm
Networking Lunch, FCC Main Dining Room

12:45 – 12:50 pm
Welcome Back – Jeff Whitmire, CGCS

12:50 – 1:40 pm
IGNITE Sessions

1:40 – 2:20pm
Virginia Tech Update – Mike Goatley, David McCall, Travis Roberson, John Hinson 

2:20 – 2:30 pm
Facility BMP Drawing, Door Prizes & Closing Remarks – Jeff Whitmire, CGCS


3:00 pm
Fun Golf at Farmington
(post event option)

Featured Speakers

Dr. Albrecht Koppenhofer

Andrew Green
Green Golf Design

Bill Shonk
Princess Anne Country Club

Elliott Dowling
Unites States Golf Association

Dr. Shawn Askew
Virginia Tech

Dr. David McCall
Virginia Tech

Dr. Mike Goatley
Virginia Tech

Travis Roberson
Virginia Tech

John Hinson
Virginia Tech

Peter Walls
Kinloch Capitol

Pete Wendt
Congressional CC

Jeff Whitmire
VGCSA President


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12/5/2022 - 12/6/2022  

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