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PAGCS Announces 2020 Calendar of Events

January 24, 2020

The leadership team of the PAGCS is excited to announce the 2020 Calendar, with a few new and exciting events–perfect way to celebrate turning 95. Read on, mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon. Don’t forget: watch your inboxes for the roll out of the new website in the coming weeks,

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Walnut Lane Golf Course, Home of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, to Host First Green Event, Thursday, October 24, 2019

October 20, 2019

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 21, 2019 (Philadelphia) – Walnut Lane Golf Course, in partnership with TFTGP and the PAGCS, will host an innovative environmental education outreach program that uses golf courses as environmental learning labs, when Golf Course Superintendent Ben Davies welcomes over 70 9th grade students from Parkway Northeast High School for a

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Association’s Annual Meeting to Feature Eb Steiniger Award Presentation

October 18, 2019

The Philadelphia Association of Golf Course Superintendents [PAGCS] will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Radley Run Country Club. In addition to the usual Association business, the PAGCS is excited to announce that the Eb Steiniger Award will be presented for the first time in four years. This award is presented

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PAGCS Crowns Golf Champions

October 9, 2019

This past Monday, the Association held its annual Golf Championship at Lookaway Golf Club–a first rate…

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“Winning Golf” hosts Applecross

September 24, 2019

Watch the Episode live or check YouTube soon: Winning Golf #11
NBC Sports Philadelphia…

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PSU Berks Valentine East Irrigation Installation: Visit, Watch, Participate

September 3, 2019

Penn State Berks – Sept 24th Event Check it out: Dr. Mike Fidanza is buying lunch. Come on out to visit, watch, learn, and/or help install an irrigation system at PSU Berks. The test plot area at PSU Berks is expanding to include a golf hole and this requires an irrigation system. Come learn best

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Cushman Hauler Demo : For Sale

July 23, 2019

Demo For Sale – 2019 Electric Cushman Hauler 800x with Lithium-Ion Battery Pack…

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50 Years Ago: Apollo and Vietnam, from the perspective of a PAGCS Member

July 20, 2019

@DelVal: 50 yrs ago today, Delaware Valley University grad Henry Wetzel, Jr. landed in Vietnam for one year of service as platoon leader and then had a long career as a golf course superintendent at St. Davids Golf Club. He’s one of the most generous Aggies we know. Thanks for serving our country, Henry! Henry:

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PAGCS Scholarships Available to Turf Students: Apply Now!

July 19, 2019

PAGCS Scholarship Application Process Now Open Through August 30: Click here The PAGCS is proud to offer scholarships to current turf students employed or previously employed by a PAGCS golf course superintendent. These scholarships are funded by the generosity of benefactors Frank T. Shuman, George E. Ley, and PAGCS members and supporters via the annual PAGCS

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New Event: “Bluegrass, Buffet and Baseball”

June 30, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – “Bluegrass, Buffet and Baseball” educational and social event at FirstEnergy Stadium, Reading, PA. Education (pesticide credits awarded) – 10:00 – 11:00a.m. All you can eat lunch (cash bar) – starting at 11:00a.m. Reading Fightin Phils vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Mets) game- 11:35a.m. Post game – Q and A on the

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Have You Met the PAGCS Sponsors?

June 30, 2019

Please be sure to thank our sponsors when you get a chance. They provide the resources so that the PAGCS can promote the golf turf industry and the professionals who work in the industry while helping us advance the goals of the Association.  

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PAGCS Earns Grant for a Third Time

June 12, 2019

In the Spring, the PAGCS applied for a GCSAA Chapter Outreach Grant to further the Association’s efforts to promote the industry and our sponsors. The GCSAA announced recently that the PAGCS was among 15 chapters awarded a grant for 2019. Click here for release. The PAGCS was awarded a grant in 2018, as well. The grant

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A First Tee Student Feature: Proof that the First Tee Program is Making a Difference

March 26, 2019

Please join us on Monday, April 15, as we celebrate and support the future of golf with the First Tee. The PAGCS partnership with the First Tee is only possible with your help and support. Click here for full details, registration, and ways to support. Before we get to the feature story below, did you know:

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PAGCS 2019 Event Calendar Now Set

February 27, 2019

Mark your calendar and save the dates–2019 is going to be a great year of special events. Check out what’s ahead: –First Tee Fundraiser: Monday, April 15, 2019, Walnut Lane Golf Course –PAGCS Scholarship Benefit and Pig Roast: Monday, May 6, 2019, Turtle Creek Golf Course –Member-Member: Monday, June 3, 2019, Llanerch Country Club –Member-Guest:

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Monarchs in the Rough: PA Superintendents Wanted!

February 4, 2019

The PAGCS has received word that the USGA is working with Audubon International to boost monarch butterfly habitats on golf courses. The goal is to get superintendents in 10 states to establish one acre of habitat on their courses. Pennsylvania is one of those states. Here is the link to a flier that details the

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