Last Update :3/15/2008

ODGCSA Meeting at The Highlands on March 17

Old Dominion Golf Course Superintendent's Assn.

March Meeting
Monday, March 17th, 2008

Meeting Location:  Country Club at the Highlands
8136 Highlands Glen Drive
Chesterfield, VA 23838

Co-sponsors: Trinity Turf, Inc. and Nutrients Plus

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am - 11:00 am Meeting

11:00 am - 12:00 am Lunch

12:00 pm Golf (Shotgun Start)

Host: Matt Carlton has been the Golf Course Superintendent for the past 4 ½ years. John Baum has been the Assistant Superintendent with Matt for 1 year. Country Club of the Highlands regrassed their greens in the fall of 2006. They stripped the existing greens, refloated the surfaces and sodded with an A-1/A-4 blend. The greens have been open since December of 2006. Part of the renovations included building a new USGA spec. putting green and practice area. Along with the golf course renovations a new clubhouse was constructed and recently opened. Matt will briefly discuss the renovations during the presentation portion of the meeting.

Presentation Information: John Moriarty is the owner of Brightleaf, LLC, a Virginia based agribusiness marketing company. John holds degrees in Agronomy from Virginia Tech and Forestry from Paul Smith's College of Arts and Sciences. He has over 25 year of experience in the green industry. John's presentation is titled "Common Sense Approach to Fertility". His presentation states fertility programs should consider the effects nitrogen has on the soil's C: N ratio. This fundamental tenant is important, widely discussed, but usually not practiced. Programs considering the interdependence between nitrogen and carbon will help turf managers and growers to reduce plant nutrient requirements, minimize leaching and runoff, increase tolerance to drought and heat stress, reduce plant disease causing pathogens and reduce plant protection chemical usage. The benefits of organic matter and the carbon it contains are well known. How to realize these benefits is not as well known so the presentation's message is long overdue. He will provide an easy to learn method of fertility that accounts for nitrogen and carbon. (


North of Richmond:
Travel I-95 South. Exit onto I-64 West/I-95 South exit 79 toward Powhite PKWY/ Charlottesville. Merge onto I-95 South via exit 186 on left toward US-60/Powhite PKWY/US 360 (toll road) 2.3 miles. Keep left to take VA-76 S toward Powhite PKWY/VA-150/US 360 (toll road) 3.6 miles. Merge ontoVA-150 S/Chippenham PKWY via exit on left 5.7 miles. Merge onto Iron Bridge Road/Va-10 E toward Chesterfield 6.0 miles. Turn Right on Beach Road 1.1 miles. Turn Left onto Nash Road 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Highland Glen Drive 1 mile and club is on left.

East of Richmond (Williamsburg):
Travel 64 West. Take exit 200 - 295 South toward Rocky Mount. Merge onto I-295 S via exit on left to Bottoms Br. 3.5 miles. Merge onto VA-895 West/Pocahontas RKWY via exit 25 to Richmond (toll road) 7.6 miles. Keep left to VA-150/Chippenham PKWY 3.7 miles. Merge onto Iron Bridge Road/Va-10 E toward Chesterfield 6.0 miles. Turn Right on Beach Road 1.1 miles. Turn Left onto Nash Road 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Highland Glen Drive 1 mile and club is on left.

West of Richmond:
Travel I-64 East. Merge onto VA-288 to Chesterfield. Merge onto Iron Bridge Road/VA-10 to Chesterfield. Turn right onto Beach Rd for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto Nash Road for 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Highland Glen Drive for 1 mile and club is on left.

South of Richmond:
Travel I-95 North. Take VA-144 exit 54 toward Temple Ave. Turn left onto VA-144/Temple Ave .5 miles. Turn left onto Boulevard/US-1/US-301 .2 miles. Turn right onto Branders Bridge Rd 1.4 miles. Turn left onto Lakeview Rd/VA-626 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Woodpecker Rd/VA-626 .2 miles. Turn right on Nash .2 miles. Turn right on Applecross Way .5 miles. Turn right on Highland Glen Dr. for 1 mile club is on left.

It is very important that you RSVP to Scott Kinnan, 434-245-5370 ( if you plan to attend this meeting.


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