Last week, the Golf Course Superintendents National Golf Industry Show was in San Diego. This event runs almost a full week with hundreds of educational seminars available, and a massive trade show showcasing the latest equipment, products, and accessories for golf course maintenance. The time spent down there was a real benefit to the Club as I heard talks about clipping recording, nutrient balancing, bunker renovating, preparing for natural disasters, tree care programs, managing monarch butterfly populations, labor concerns, water shortages, assessing course infrastructure lifespans, and introduction to the new USGA rule changes in 2019 and much more. The trade show itself was a two day commitment to walk through all of the equipment manufacturers and product and accessory companies booths.
Overall, the Golf Industry Show proved to be another great year and venue to see the commitments from companies and peers to the Golf Industry. It was also nice to end the show with a well-known comedian Sinbad, who gave us superintendents a fun evening with his comedic responses to golf course problems and views.