Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 05 Dec 2018
    • Medinah Country Club
    Register
    66th Midwest Turf Clinic
    and Annual Meeting
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018


    Medinah Country Club - map
    6N001 Medinah Road
    Medinah, IL  60157
    Steve Cook, Host


    *Agenda:
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Registration
    8:30 a.m.            Invocation - David Marquardt
                                 National Anthem - Jan Jarvis
    8:30 - 8:45 a.m. MAGCS Annual Meeting/Year in Review - Jim Pedersen
    8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Dr. Fred Yelverton - Weed Management in Natives

    A.M. Moderator
    9:30 - 10:15 a.m. GCSAA Update - Advocacy and Ambassador Education
                                   Michael Lee, Manager, Government Affairs
    10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Cost of Doing Nothing - Greg Martin, ASGCA, President,
                                     Martin Design Partnership, Ltd.
    11:30 - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch

    P.M. Moderator
    12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Fred Opperman Award Presentation 
                                   Chapter Delegate Update
                                   President's Award Presentation
                                   Scholarship Donations Announcement
                                   Election Balloting
    1:15 - 2:15 p.m.    Dr. Fred Yelverton - "New stuff cooking on Poa annua"
                                   New data out in November
    2:15 - 3:30 p.m.  Assistant Superintendent Round Table Discussion
                                  Local Assistants who hosted professional events in the past year will                                    share their experiences.
    3:30 p.m.             Election Results, Past President's Address, Gavel Pass, New President's                                Address, Adjournment

    *Agenda subject to change

    Dress Code: Professional Business Attire
    Cost: $85.00 - Member Registration   $40.00 - Class C or AA Registration

    MAGCS 2019

    Slate of Candidates

    For President:   Justin Kirtland, Arrowhead Golf Course
    For Vice President:   Brian Stout, The Arboretum Club
    For Secretary/Treasurer:   Jim Canning, White Eagle Golf Club

    Directors
    For Director:   Nate Bolhous, Naperville Country Club
    For Director:   Josh Cull, Chicago Highlands
    For Director:   Mike Paciga, Kemper Lakes Golf Club

    Directors John Ekstrom (Inwood Golf Course) and Mark Kosbab (Sportsman's Country Club) and Todd Schmitz (Phillips Park Golf Course) have one year remaining on their two-year term.

    Jim Pedersen, Hughes Creek Golf Course will move to Past President.
    Matt Harstad, Calumet Country Club, will complete his board service to the Midwest.  Thank you Matt for your service to the Association.


    Sponsor Thanks:
    Advanced Turf Solutions
    Arthur Clesen, Inc.
    Burris Equipment Co.
    Great Lakes Turf, LLC
    Healthy Grow
    H & E Sod Nursery
    JW Turf, Inc.
    Leibold Irrigation, Inc.
    Lohmann Companies
    NuFarm
    Payne Sod Farm, Inc.
    Pendelton Turf Supply
    Reinders
    SiteOne Golf
    Syngenta
    • 10 Dec 2018
    • Chef Klaus' Bier Stube
    Midwest South Side Superintendent's 
    Holiday Party

    Join us at Chef Klaus' Bier Stube
    Monday, December 10 at  11:30 am

    Chef Klaus' Bier Stube - map
    20827 Lagrange Road
    Frankfort, IL  60423


    To RSVP or for more information contact Ed Esgar at eesgar@comcast.net

    The Bier Stube is located at 20827 LaGrange Rd, Frankfort, IL, 1/4 Mile north of Rte 30 on the east side of LaGrange Rd, in the Frankfort Town Center next to Walt's Food Center.

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • Westmoreland Country Club
    Register

    Midwest Equipment Technician Education Series
    Tractor Split

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Westmoreland Country Club
    2601 Old Glenview Rd
    Wilmette, IL
    Chuck Totten, host

    Our host, Chuck Totten is in the process of splitting a Kubota tractor and that'll be the topic for the day addressing the clutch and related components - the shuttle transmission at present only goes in reverse. Plans are to disassemble the shaft, related components, diagnose and discuss the repair procedure.

    Please register by December 6 so we have an accurate count for food and refreshments.

    Cost for the day: $30 per person

    Agenda:
    8:00 am Check In (Coffee and Donuts)
    8:30 am Education Begins
    11:30 am Catered Lunch from local restaurant
    3:00 pm Education concludes

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • Dave and Busters, Vernon Hills
    Midwest Northside Holiday Party

    Where:  Dave and Busters in Vernon Hills
    When:  Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Contact Ahmad Hamdan for more information at AHamdan@UtilityService.com.

    • 18 Dec 2018
    • Seven Bridges Golf Club
    20th Annual West Side
    Superintendent's Party
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    All are invited to attend this 
    informal gathering of friends at:


    Seven Bridges Golf Club
    One Mulligan Drive
    Woodridge,  IL  60517
    Don Ferreri, host

    11:30 a.m. - Cocktail Hour
    12:30 p.m. - Buffet Lunch
    $40 per person includes Lunch and Open Bar
    Texas Hold-'Em Tournament to follow!

    Please RSVP to Don Ferreri
    Email:  dferreri@sevenbridgesgolfclub.com or
    call 630-965-1385


    • 24 Jan 2019
    • Seven Bridges Golf Club
    10th Annual 
    Midwest Monthly Meeting and 
    Wee One Fundraiser
    Thursday, January 24, 2019


    Seven Bridges Golf Club - map
    1 Mulligan Drive
    Woodridge, IL  60517

    Host: Don Ferreri, Dave Gelino

    Details forthcoming.



    • 31 Dec 2019
    • Various Locations
    Register
    2019 Meeting Sponsorship &
    Hospitality Contribution


    Midwest Meeting Schedule

    • January 2019 - 10th Annual Midwest Monthly Meeting and Wee One Fundraiser,Seven Bridges Golf Club; Don Ferreri, Dave Gelino, Host
    • February 6, 2019 - Hospitality Reception, The Smoking Gun, San Diego, CA
    • February 2019 - Assistant Winter Workshop, Midwest Golf House
    • April 29, 2019 - MAGCS Spring Scramble, Idlewild Country Club; Kurt Sams, Host
    • May 2019 - ITF/MAGCS Event, White Deer Run; Mike Gianopoulos, Host
    • June 2019 - June Monthly Meeting, Arrowhead Golf Club; Justin Kirkland, Host
    • July 2019 - MAGCS 9 Hole Golf Event, Pottawatomie; Dennis Gillett-Parchert, Host
    • September 10, 2019 - Annual Golf Championship, Mistwood Golf Club; Ben Kelnhofer, Host
    • October 2019 - Midwest October Meeting, Mt. Prospect Golf Club; Darin Douglas, Host
    • Dec. 2019 - Annual Meeting & Midwest Turf Clinic 
    Number of Events  Rate 
     One Meeting  $400
     Two Meetings  $775
     Three Meetings  $1,125
     Four Meetings  $1,450
     Five Meetings  $1,750
     Six Meetings  $2,025
     Seven Meetings  $2,275
     Eight Meetings  $2,500

    Meeting selections will be available to select within the registration form.

    Hospitality Reception - Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    The Smoking Gun
    555 Market Street
    San Diego, CA

    The Midwest has reserved the facility from 7:00 - 11:00 P.M.   Midwest members and guests will be present.  Don't miss this opportunity to place your company at the forefront of the Midwest membership.

     Sponsor Level  Rate  Looping Video
     Double Eagle  $1,750  Full Page
     Hole-in-One  $1,250  Half Page
     Eagle  $950  One Third Page
     Birdie  $750  One Fourth Page
     Par  $550  One Fifth Page

    In addition to your company being included in our looping video, you'll be listed on event signage, on our website, in On Course and our membership directory. You'll also have the opportunity to help at the registration table to greet guests and customers as they attend the most popular event the Midwest hosts all year long. Consider being a part of our "Golden Tee Club" at our 2019 Hospitality Reception. 

    Individual Sponsorship - If you’d like to personally sponsor ($150) the hospitality reception, please contact Luke Cella to make arrangements.

    Education Sponsorship

    Education shall not be a direct advertisement but an opportunity to educate the golf course superintendent on a specific product, process or service.  Attendees shall gain knowledge that will allow them to use products more effectively and efficiently.

    Education committee will review program and materials for approval.

    $500 per contact hour, other guidelines apply.
    Please contact MAGCS for specific sponsorship opportunities. 630-685-2420

Past events

17 Oct 2018 Midwest Equipment Manager Education
02 Oct 2018 Midwest October Meeting
14 Sep 2018 John Buck Golf Outing
27 Aug 2018 MAGCS August Monthly Meeting
23 Jul 2018 MAGCS July Meeting
04 Jun 2018 Midwest June Monthly Meeting
16 May 2018 MAGCS/ITF Spring Golf Day
23 Apr 2018 MAGCS April Monthly Meeting
15 Mar 2018 MAGCS Match Play Championship
15 Mar 2018 March Meeting & Bracket Selection at Top Golf
20 Feb 2018 Annual Assistant Winter Workshop
23 Jan 2018 DONATION FORM - 9th Annual MAGCS Monthly Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
23 Jan 2018 9th Annual Midwest Monthly Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
19 Dec 2017 West Side Superintendent's Party
06 Dec 2017 65th Midwest Turf Clinic and Annual Meeting
04 Dec 2017 Midwest South Side Holiday Party
18 Nov 2017 Club Leadership Conference
05 Oct 2017 Midwest October Meeting
29 Aug 2017 MAGCS August Monthly Meeting
25 Jul 2017 John Buck Golf Outing 2017
25 Jul 2017 Summer Field Day - WI Turfgrass Association
20 Jul 2017 MAGCS 9 Hole Golf Event
26 Jun 2017 Midwest June Monthly Meeting
22 May 2017 ITF/MAGCS Spring Golf Day
16 May 2017 Assistant Meet Up
25 Apr 2017 MAGCS April Monthly Meeting
18 Apr 2017 Assistant Meet Up
16 Feb 2017 Assistant Winter Workshop
24 Jan 2017 8th Annual Midwest Monthly Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
24 Jan 2017 DONATION FORM - 8th Annual MAGCS Monthly Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
10 Jan 2017 Turf Conference 2017
16 Dec 2016 West Side Superintendent's Party
07 Dec 2016 64th Midwest Turf Clinic and Annual Meeting
05 Dec 2016 Midwest South Side Holiday Party
12 Oct 2016 Annual Turf Alumni Golf Outing
05 Oct 2016 Midwest October Meeting
13 Sep 2016 Assistant Shop Talk
29 Aug 2016 Midwest August Monthly Meeting
25 Jul 2016 MAGCS 9 Hole Golf Event
06 Jul 2016 John Buck Golf Outing 2016
27 Jun 2016 Midwest June Monthly Meeting
16 May 2016 ITF/MAGCS Spring Golf Day
26 Apr 2016 MAGCS April Monthly Meeting
09 Mar 2016 Midwest March Meeting
23 Feb 2016 Assistant Winter Workshop
28 Jan 2016 Auction Donation Form - 7th Annual MAGCS Monthly Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
28 Jan 2016 7th Annual Midwest Monthly Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
12 Jan 2016 Turf Conference
17 Dec 2015 West Side Superintendent's Party
09 Dec 2015 63rd Midwest Turf Clinic and Annual Meeting
07 Dec 2015 Midwest South Side Holiday Party
08 Oct 2015 Midwest October Monthly Meeting 2015
01 Oct 2015 Class C Golf Outing
10 Sep 2015 CDGA Turfgrass Field Day
25 Aug 2015 Midwest August Monthly Meeting
29 Jul 2015 John Buck Golf Outing 2015
14 Jul 2015 MAGCS 9 Hole Golf Event
22 Jun 2015 Midwest June Monthly Meeting
12 May 2015 ITF/MAGCS Spring Golf Day
27 Apr 2015 MAGCS April Monthly Meeting
09 Mar 2015 MAGCS March Meeting / Assistant Winter Workshop
25 Feb 2015 MAGCS 2015 Hospitality Contribution
05 Feb 2015 Auction Donation Form - 6th Annual MAGCS Monthly Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
05 Feb 2015 6th Annual Midwest Monthly Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
06 Jan 2015 TETA Seminar
18 Dec 2014 Northside Superintendent Party
11 Dec 2014 Midwest West Side Holiday Party
01 Dec 2014 Midwest South Side Holiday Party
12 Nov 2014 62nd Midwest Turf Clinic and Annual Meeting
20 Oct 2014 Hillcrest Golf Center Fundraiser
06 Oct 2014 Midwest October Monthly Meeting 2014
26 Aug 2014 Midwest August Monthly Meeting
21 Jul 2014 John Buck Golf Outing 2014
10 Jul 2014 MAGCS 9 Hole Golf Event
16 Jun 2014 Midwest June Monthly Meeting 2014
05 May 2014 ITF/MAGCS Combined Meeting - Spring Golf Day
29 Apr 2014 MAGCS April Monthly Meeting 2014
06 Mar 2014 MAGCS March Meeting
18 Feb 2014 Assistant Winter Workshop
05 Feb 2014 MAGCS 2014 Hospitality Contribution
22 Jan 2014 Auction Donation Form - 5th Annual MAGCS January Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
22 Jan 2014 5th Annual MAGCS January Meeting/Wee One Fundraiser
17 Dec 2013 Northside Holiday Party
05 Dec 2013 Midwest West Side Holiday Party
02 Dec 2013 Midwest South Side Holiday Party
14 Nov 2013 Midwest Turf Clinic
07 Oct 2013 Midwest October Monthly Meeting
26 Aug 2013 Midwest August Monthly Meeting
22 Jul 2013 Midwest July Monthly Meeting
20 Jul 2013 Midwest Family Night Picnic
19 Jun 2013 John Buck Golf Outing 2013
10 Jun 2013 MAGCS Niner - St. Charles Country Club
13 May 2013 ITF/MAGCS Combined Meeting - Spring Golf Day
30 Apr 2013 MAGCS April Monthly Meeting

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