On behalf of the organizing committee of the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Golf, Landscaping, and Sports Turf, we are pleased to invite you to join us during this four days event, November 9-12, 2011, in Costa Rica, a tropical splendor and your ultimate destination.The organizing committee has chosen twin venues for this event, the first one in San Jose, the capital city where most visitors to Costa Rica arrive before venturing off to the nearby golf destinations, beaches, mountains and national parks.
The second venue does not need much introduction. Reserva Conchal is an exclusive beach and golf resort and 700 acres of protected property. The 18-hole golf course is meticulously designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones, Jr., who you will meet in person at the conference. Four Seasons, championship course ranked among the "Best 100 Courses outside the United States" by Golf Digest will receive you on the Trial of Giants to share secrets of achieving excellence. These two golf resorts offer a unique opportunity to apply the know-how acquired during the two-day technical sessions in San José with world experts in golf, turf and landscaping.
While the venue sets the stage for a perfect week the speakers will invite you to explore the past, present and future of golf, turf, garden, and landscaping industries in Europe, US, and Latin America. Join our keynote speakers Mr. Robert Trent Jones, Jr.— Chairman and Master Architect, USA; Mr. Jonathan Smith, CEO, Golf Environment Organization, UK; Dr. Bryan Unruh, Professor, Turfgrass Culture and Management, UF, USA; Dr. Edmundo Castro, Director of Carbon Neutral Program, EARTH University, Costa Rica; Mr. Jay Miller, Director of Golf Course Operations, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, and Mr. Collier Miller, PGA TOUR, Director, TPC Agronomy, USA.
The conference program assures you the opportunity to explore new tendencies in golf course construction and renovation, environment friendly certification programs, path to carbon neutral, landscape and garden design, and above all turf management with integral and holistic perspective.
We are confident that the conference will deliver practical knowledge and skills and highlight new scientific achievements to keep golf, turf, garden, and landscaping industries on-course.
Please join us.
|B. K. Singh
Ph.D., Soil Science
Professor, EARTH University
Managing Director, Green Roots Consultants
Ph.D., Soil and Water Engineering
Professor, EARTH University
President, Green Roots Consultants
|Secretariat of the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Golf, Landscaping and Sports Turf
San Jose, Costa Rica
The following topics will be covered:
The Conference expects to bring together golf course managers, superintendents, sports turf specialists, landscaping architects, gardeners, lawn & green keepers, service and input providers, resorts managers, policy makers, golf committee members, members of Certification programs, and golf enthusiasts.