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We are excited to announce the 66th Annual Conference & Show will be held at World Golf Village in St. Augustine.

Attendees have the option to register for the full conference or for each day.  The conference offers education for golf superintendents, lawn care operators, pest control operators, athletic field managers and sod managers.  CEUs will be offered from FDACS, CCA, FNGLA and GCSAA and they are distributed at the end of each workshop.

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Pre-registration has closed. On-site registration is welcomed at the World Golf Village from September 17-19.

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 Brochure  |  Agenda  |  Education
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Monday Events & Education

Sports Turf & Landscape Tour    SOLD OUT
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Mark Clay of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Christian Galen of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will lead this year’s Sport Turf & Landscape Tour to two outstanding facilities in the St. Augustine area. We will visit EverBank Field, home of NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, home of the Minor League Baseball team Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. The bus will leave the hotel at noon and will return at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to register early as space for the tour is limited and sells out quickly!  Lunch is included.

Golf Tournament
Noon - 5:30 p.m.

The Annual Golf Tournament is one of our most popular events at the Conference & Show. Players have the option to play in an 18-Hole Scramble or an 18-Hole Individual Stroke Tournament. The Golf Tournament will be played on the Slammer & Squire Course.  Lunch will be held in the Clubhouse at noon and the tournament will begin at 1:00 p.m.

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Golf Prizes Sponsor

CORE CEU Workshop
12:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Opening Reception 

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During the reception, golfers will be able to commiserate about the “putt that got away,” and we will recognize winners with a Golf Awards presentation. Please join us for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, networking and this year’s special feature.

Pat Jones

Tuesday Events & Education

Past Presidents' Breakfast
Invitation Only
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Industry Networking & Continental Breakfast

Last year, the Trade Show was revamped to the Industry Networking event. The event was a great success and, despite Hurricane Irma’s landfall, everyone was in great spirits. The Industry Networking event will start Tuesday morning with complimentary general admission for attendees and continental breakfast.

The Industry Networking event is FREE to all attendees.  Distributors and Manufacturer representatives must purchase a package in order to attend.


All Attendees Awards Lunch

At the awards lunch, we will recognize the 2018 Wreath of Grass and Scholarship recipients. The Wreath of Grass is the FTGA’s highest honor and pays tribute to individuals who have given outstanding service to the FTGA and to the turfgrass industry. The FTRF Scholarships are awarded to college students who are enrolled in turfgrass management programs.


Steve Mona

Soil & Fertilizer | Pest Management | Golf
1:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Golf BMP Part I
1:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Corn Boil

The C&S’s premier social event takes place at the Hall of Fame patio from 6:00–8:00 p.m. Enjoy the traditional Corn Boil steak dinner with all the fixin’s— and of course, corn. Wine and beer is on the house.

Wednesday Event & Education

Annual Meeting Breakfast

The day starts bright and early with the Annual Meeting Breakfast. FTGA business will be discussed. We will provide information on association finances, review the 2017 annual minutes and elect new officers.

Dr. Gerald Henry


Sod Management | Landscape Management | Athletic Field Management | USGA
9:00 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.

Golf BMP Part II
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made before 8/31/2018 will be granted and will incur a 25% cancellation fee.  Cancellations made after 9/1/2018 will not be provided a refund; only employee substitutions will be granted.  Refunds will not be granted for not attending.