10th annual Southeast Regional SportsTurf Conference and Trade Show

WHEN: November 11-14, 2018

WHERE: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

WHY: Learn time and money-saving techniques; build supplier relationships; see latest industry research and intelligence; get fresh ideas; and see new products

WHO: Sports turf managers, crew members, athletic directors, coaches, students, and anyone who makes decisions regarding athletic fields

Deadline to save on Early Bird* registration deadline October 31

HOW: Register online at southeast-regional-sports-turf2018.eventbrite.com

More than 30 educational speakers covering 14 education sessions

Seven panel discussions

More than 35 trade show exhibitors

3 meals

Networking opportunities

Carolinas Cup golf tournament

Advanced workshops

Program highlights

Sunday, November 11 am

Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) Proctored Exam being offered

Pre-registration with SFMA HQ is required

Monday November 12

18th Annual Carolinas’ Cup Golf Tournament presented by John Deere Golf and Revels Turf and Tractor, Burning Ridge Golf Club, Conway, SC

Advanced Workshop sponsored by Smith Turf and Irrigation, Myrtle Beach High School

Tuesday, November 13

Industry Update from 2018 SFMA President Sarah Martin, CSFM, Turf Manager, City of Phoenix

Keynote speaker: Ray Tanner, Athletics Director, University of South Carolina

9:30 am – 12:00 pm Trade Show

Join our Pro Panel: Justin Spillman, manager, Wrigley Field playing surface, Chicago Cubs; John Turnour, director of field operations, Washington Nationals; and Chad Mulholland, director of grounds, Miami Marlins

Networking Social sponsored by Ewing Irrigation, Damon’s, Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, November 14

Presenters include: Psychotherapist Lisa Goatley and Dr. Michael Goatley, Jr., professor and extension specialist, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences,

Virginia Tech

Dr. Barbara Fair, associate professor in the Department of Horticultural Science and the Landscape Specialist for North Carolina, North Carolina State

Dr. Grady Miller, professor, turfgrass management, North Carolina State

*Early Bird registration fee: $80; regular registration fee: $110

Please book your rooms early; last year’s room block sold out by October 1. Visit southeast-regional-sports- turf2018.eventbrite.com for our group’s reservation code. The link to book: http://group.doubletree.com/nc-scsportsturfmanagers

Discounted rate expires October 25 (space permitting in room block)


Contact Bruce Suddeth at 864-542-4790 or bsuddeth@uscupstate.edu