CIGCSA Career Development Day

  • 02 Mar 2020
  • Mt. Hawley CC, Peoria IL



8:00 - 9:00 - Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 - Opening Session

    -Patrick R. Finlen, General Manager - Winchester Country Club

10:10 - 11:10 - Session One(Pick One)

    -Interdepartmental Relations by Ben Rink, Superintendent - Champaign CC

    -Turfgrass Math by Dr. Nick Christians, Ph.D. - Iowa State University

    -Reel Set-Up and Quality of Cut by Chris Rapp, Equipment Manager - Bellerive CC and Erik Parker, Golf and Turf Sales - Erb Turf Equipment


11:20 - 12:20 - Sessin Two(Pick One)

    -Budgeting and Financial Tracking by Alex Stuedemann, CGCS - Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations - TPC Deere Run

    -Irrigation Start-Up, Maintenance and Winterization w/Pump tour by Mike Woolcock and Mike Skopik - Leibold Irrigation

    -Small Engine Troubleshooting and Repair by David Weatherford, Equipment Manager, Champaign CC

12:30 - 1:15 - Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 - Session Three(Pick One)

    -Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Tips by Patrick R. Finlen, General Manager- Winchester CC

    -Agronomic Calendar and Considerations by Andy Morris, Sales Representative - BASF Turf and Ornamental Team

    -Electrical Troubleshooting by Chris Rapp, Equipment Manager - Bellerive CC

    -Chainsaw Use, Maintenance and Safety by Jay C. Hayek, Extension Forestry Specialist - University of Illinois    

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