We will enjoy a wonderful evening at the Chapters of the Northwest Hospitality Room with great conversations thanks to:

Gold Sponsors:
Bayer Environmental Science
C & B Operations/Stotz Equipment
Midland Implement Co./Turf Equipment & Irrigation
RMT Equipment
Western Equipment/Turf Star
Wilbur-Ellis Co.

Silver Sponsors:
Amvac Environmental Products
CPS Professional Products
Magic Valley Bentgrass
Pacific Golf & Turf
Rain Bird

Bronze Sponsors:
EarthWorks Natural Organic Products
Greenshield Systems
HD Fowler
Helena Chemical
Horizon Distributors
Planet Turf
Professional Golf Services
Ridgetop Golf
Simplot Partners
Walrath Sand Products
Sustainable Pest Management Solutions
Southwest Turf
The Andersons


Book now! Our chapter room block is open for the Drury Plaza. The same great property everyone loved the last time! The hotel is 4 blocks from the convention center and is on the River Walk.

To reserve a room CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ONLINE! Input access code is GISPPC0218520 – directions:

A box in the middle of the page will say “Please select your guest type” Click on the last drop down box option that says “I HAVE AN ACCESS CODE”

1) Input this access code: GISPPC0218520

2) Answer the questions within the small box asking for your dates. IMPORTANT – You are within our block at the Drury at this point – so it won’t ask you what hotel.

3) Click on FIND.

4) Select your room type in the Drury Plaza and continue

5) The next page will have verify your selection and dates – click on NEXT

6) Complete your reservation information

We will be losing our block in a few weeks – please make your reservation at this time. If we fill up early enough we may be able to get more rooms added!

This property has great amenities and is mid-price range of the GIS conference hotels. Located on the San Antonio, Texas, River Walk, you are in the midst of all the great things the River Walk offers. With only a four-block stroll to the convention center, GCSAA bus service will not be available.

All rooms include microwaves and refrigerators, and free wireless throughout the property.

You can also enjoy two complimentary meals a day! Enjoy a free breakfast that includes hot items such as biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and sausage. From 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. each day, enjoy three beverage tickets for beer, wine, mixed drinks, or soda, as well as what you could enjoy as a snack or a meal – a variety of hot food that changes daily.

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Cushman, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand, continues to show its dedication to the golfing industry with the “Growing Greens” program. For every purchase of a new Cushman Hauler® utility vehicle, $50 will be donated to the local Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA) chapter of the purchasing course.

Our block is open!

Each year we have several Peaks & Prairies GCSA members disappointed they missed out of the chapter room block at the GIS. Don’t be “that person” for the 2017 GIS in Orlando!

Even if you aren’t 100% positive you are attending, make your reservation.

You can adjust your nights, or even cancel with proper notice. November, December and January are too late to reserve a room in the block. By the end of October, if any rooms are left, we give them back to GCSAA, per our agreement.

We will have two blocks, again, in 2017. The Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, and the Hyatt Place Convention Center/ International Drive. We have used the Rosen Inn ($97 Single/Double) before and it is more of a budget property. The Hyatt Place ($156 Single/Double) is on International Drive. Although we have not used the Hyatt as a block property before, it is near our previous blocks. Shuttle service is available to the convention center with both properties.

CLICK HERE to reserve your room!

Dear members of the Peaks & Prairies GCSA,

GCSAA’s 2016 Property Profile and Environmental Stewardship Survey is now underway. This survey focuses on course features, turf species and basic stewardship information that will help GCSAA advocate for the golf course industry and our profession. The survey takes just 15 to 20 minutes to complete. GCSAA’s Board of Directors is asking for your help by completing and promoting this important survey. If you have taken the survey, the Board thanks you for your service. Use this link to take the GCEP Property Profile and Environmental Stewardship Survey

We realize April is a busy time of the year. However, this information is very important and with just a short time investment you will help make a difference for the superintendent profession and industry. GCSAA needs this important data that is based upon your continued input. Without it regulators may only have information provided to them by those wanting to ban the tools we need to do our jobs and contribute to the success of our facilities.

Your participation ensures accurate usage data and a stronger foundation of science and fact from which GCSAA can advocate. In addition to taking this survey yourself, please encourage superintendents in your area to participate— both GCSAA members and non-members alike. Advocacy for the golf course superintendent is one of GCSAA’s most important efforts and a pillar upon which we operate. Please take the survey before it closes on April 29.

This survey is conducted by the National Golf Foundation on behalf of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. GCSAA receives its funding for this project through a grant from the Environmental Institute for Golf and specifically from the generous support of the United States Golf Association.

Visit www.gcsaa.org today to learn more about the Golf Course Environmental Profile and to access the survey. Thank you for all you do to support and promote the golf course superintendent and the game of golf!


Peter J. Grass, CGCS
President, GCSAA

GCSAA needs your help to determine nationwide pest management practices through the Pest Management Practices Survey; no pesticide records required. This information provides much needed data for GCSAA to advocate on behalf of the golf course industry and superintendent profession. Without it, we won’t have supporting data to back up the facts showing golf courses as professionally managed greenspaces. The GCEP is sponsored by the USGA in conjunction with the EIFG.