Ladies Leading Turf: Volunteers and the Turf Team

Wednesday, February 8
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Power Hour

Presented in partnership with Syngenta

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Panel Discussion

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Reception following on the Interactive Grass Stage

The women who participated as course maintenance volunteers during the 2021 and 2022 U.S. Women’s Open tournaments show the growing impact women are having on course care and the turf industry. In this inspiring session, you'll hear from the superintendents who helped make it happen and several women in turf about their experiences. It doesn’t stop there – hear how the 2022 Little League Softball World Series grounds crew came to be led by female volunteers.

Moderator: Kim Gard, Territory Manager, Syngenta

How it Happened: Volunteers for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open @TheOlympicClub – Troy Flanagan, Director of Golf Maintenance, Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.

The Week and the Volunteers: 2022’s U.S. Women’s Open @PineNeedlesGolf – David Fruchte, CGCS, Director of Grounds, Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts In Southern Pines, N.C.

How I Got Involved and What I Learned – Alex Hills, Senior Assistant Superintendent, Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla., and Jill Seymour, CGCS, Golf Course Superintendent, Charleston Springs South Course in Millstone, N.J.

Helping the Little League Softball World Series and Increasing the Visibility of Women in Turf – Sun Roesslein, CSFM, Sports Turf Field Manager, JeffCo School District in Denver, Colo.


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