Welcome to the Louisiana-Mississippi Golf Course Superintendents Association's website. The Louisiana-Mississippi Golf Course Superintendents Association exists to serve its members by providing programs and services that add value to their career and enhance and promote the game of golf.
for the LMGCSA Chapter Meeting at TPC Louisiana on March 25, 2021!
Join your fellow members for our first chapter meeting of the year at TPC-Louisiana on Thursday, March 25th. The event will offer something for everyone...an informative educational session, networking lunch and fun competition on the links of the beautiful TPC-Louisiana!
Our Educational Program will consist of a roundtable Q & A format with Panelist Superintendents, Brandon Reese (TPC Louisiana), Stephen Miles, CGCS (The Preserve Golf Club) and Will Guererri (New Orleans Country Club) presiding and Jeremy Stevens, LMGCSA President moderating. Topics of discussion will include turfgrass management practices such as agronomy blocks, GAP maintenance, topdressing plan, preemergent plan, reel grinding, clipping volume, rolling frequency and greens mowers. BMPs, social media and staff size will also be on the agenda. Registration is limited to 50 attendees for this event, so sign up early! We look forward to seeing you there!
Get ahead of the game this year and CLICK HERE to pay your 2021 LMGCSA Membership Dues online! Thank you for your membership and support of your GCSAA Chapter.
As the pandemic situation remains fluid and volatile and in order to have the best opportunity for our businesses to stay operational, we must all follow the most stringent protocols that can be implemented. We must continue to show utmost responsibility and be proactive at finding continued ways at keeping our patrons, staff, and ourselves safe. Please use the following resources as reference and adhere to all messaging that is coming from the CDC and WHO:
1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
3. Stay home when you are sick; notify your supervisor immediately if not feeling well
4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue;
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
6. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
7. Visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 for more information.
* Some items that can be done in your operation are to implement enhanced cleaning procedures making sure to thoroughly wash each piece of equipment and hand tools-making extra effort to sanitize steering wheels, handles, control levers, work benches etc.....anywhere hands frequently come into contact with hard surfaces. It has become normal to remove ballwashers, sand bottles, rakes, and even flagsticks during this time. The practice of "social distancing" has become commonplace and is an integral part to the CDCs recommendations.
Many clubs are implementing some of the following:
Staggering employee start times to avoid masses of people in one location
Not meeting inside in the mornings, but rather outside in an open environment
Designating lunch times (staggered)
Assign individual pieces of equipment
Discontinue staff meals that are serving buffet-style, discontinue use of "community" coffee/tea/soda fountains, individually wrap meals if provided
These are just a few recommendations.
Thank you for your continued support of the LMGCSA. Please stay safe!
East Mississippi Community College in Columbus, MS is offering an Equipment Manager's Program. Please read below for more information:
This course of study is designed to provide specialized instruction to prepare students for careers in the small engine and equipment repair industry… Core courses include Small Engine Mechanics, Small Engine Sop Management, Two Cycle Engines, Four- Cycle Engines, Measurements, Maintenance and Repairs of cutting mechanisms, Transmissions and Transaxles, Engine Troubleshooting, Small Engine Electrical Systems, Supervised Work Experience and Selected Electives. Classes are held at East Mississippi Community College Lion Hills Golf Center, 2331 Military Road Columbus, MS 39705. Contact Danny E. Smith @ 662-329-6757 or Will Arnett, 662-329-6746. Small Engine and Equipment Repair Technology is a great career pathway for those who love to problem solve, work with their hands and take things apart. Successful small engine and equipment repair technicians can build, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair a wide variety of small engines. Graduates of this program have a wealth of career opportunities.
Please opt in for the LMGCSA's text messaging program, Member Text, to receive Chapter updates and notices regarding events. Please text "LMGCSA" to 71441. Thank you!
Please mark your calendar for next fall, November 1-4, 2021 as the Deep South Turf Expo will be back at the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. We look forward to seeing you there!
Future Deep South Turf Expo dates through the year of 2023 are listed below! Please mark your calendars:
DSTE 2022: October 24-27
DSTE 2023: October 15-19