Midwest Turf Clinic and Annual Meeting

  • 06 Dec 2023
  • Medinah Country Club


71st Midwest Turf Clinic
and Annual Meeting
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Medinah Country Club - map
6N001 Medinah Road
Medinah, IL  60157

Steve Cook, CGCS MG & Ben McGargill, CGCS host

DRESS: Professional Meeting Attire
No Denim, No Hats

The Midwest will hold its Annual Meeting on December 6, 2023 at Medinah Country Club. Included in the meeting will be the election of officers and directors. All voting members of the Midwest are invited to attend.

$90 – Regular and Class E Members
$45 – All others
Guests are Welcome
Professional Business Attire – No Denim, No Hats

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.   Arrival, Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m.              Welcome, Invocation, Tribute 
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.   MAGCS Annual Meeting call to Order Year in Review 
                               John Ekstrom, MAGCS President                    
9:00  - 10:00 a.m. How to Handle Unexpected Guests: Annual Bluegrass                                   Weevil Control for Chicago
                                Dr. Ben McGraw, Penn State
10:00  - 10:15 a.m. Morning Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. The Focus of the USGA in 2023
                                  Mr. Zac Nicoludis
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Earthworms and                                      How to Manage Them                                       
                                  Dr. Ben McGraw
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   Chapter Elections  & Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.   MAGCS Editorial & Chapter Awards

  • MAGCS Golf Championship Awards 
  • Ray Gerber/Fred Opperman Editorial Award Presentation
  • Chapter Delegate Update – Luke Cella
  • MAGCS Election Results
  • Past President Recognition and Address- Todd Schmitz
  • Gavel Pass
  • New President’s Address

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Managing Golf Course Soils with BioSolids 
                             Dr. Theresa Johnston
2:00- 3:00 p.m.   Chicago Research and Other Highlights in 2023
                              Dr. Derek Settle, CDGA
                              Evaluation of Chewings Fescue Seed in Divot Repair                                       Mixes to Achieve Speedy Recovery
                              Mr. Shehbaz Singh, CDGA
3:00 – 3:30 p.m The Transformation of Medinah’s #3
                            Mr. Benjamin McGargill, CGCS

2024 MAGCS Slate of Candidates:
For President:
  Mike Paciga, Kemper Lakes Golf Club

For Vice President:  Nate Bolhous, Briarwood Country Club

For Sec/Treas.: Matt McDonald , Water’s Edge Golf Course
                           Charlie Lukan, Shepherd’s Crook Golf Club                            

For Directors:  Dan Stahl, Orchard Valley Golf Course
                          Craig Kight, Eaglebrook Country Club
  Adam Wiles, Glen Club                        

Directors Bill Meyer and Andrew Cross each have one year remaining on their two-year term.  John Ekstrom will move to Past President and Todd Schmitz will complete his tenure on the board. Thank you all for serving your fellow members and our Association.

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