Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 04 Dec 2017
    • Chef Klaus' Bier Stube
    Midwest South Side Superintendent's 
    Holiday Party

    Join us at Chef Klaus' Bier Stube
    Monday, December 4 at  11:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Open Bar 11:30 - 1:30 pm
    Lunch Served at 1:00 pm
    $40 per person
    (cash preferred, checks payable to Ed Esgar)

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

    RSVP  by Noon on Friday, December 1, to Ed Esgar and Matt Harstad at

    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.

    • 06 Dec 2017
    • Medinah Country Club
    65th Midwest Turf Clinic
    and Annual Meeting
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    Medinah Country Club - map
    6N001 Medinah Road
    Medinah, IL  60157
    Curtis Tyrrell; CGCS, Host

    Dress Code: Coat and Tie (Medinah has a no denim policy)
    Cost: $85.00 per person / Class C: $40.00 
    7:30 am - 8:30 am   Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 am   Invocation, National Anthem
    8:35 am - 9:15 am   MAGCS Annual Meeting, Year in Review,
    Matt Harstad, MAGCS President

    9:15 am - 10:00 am  Dr. Lee Miller, University of Missouri. " The Ns and Outs of Interpreting NTEP".  How to Mine the Data of NTEP to Find the Best Grass for Your Situation.

    10:00 am - 10:15 am   Break

    10:15 am - 11:00 am   Dr. Lee Miller, University of Missouri. "Bentgrass Putting Green Disease: New Problems and Solutions" A Discussion on Prominent Disease Issues in the Region and How to Use Pathogen Biology to Time Management Strategies.
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Chapter Elections and Lunch
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   MAGCS Editorial and Chapter Awards
    • Ray Gerber Editorial Award Presentation
    • Fred Opperman Award Presentation
    • Chapter Delegate Update
    • Past President Thanks
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Luke Cella, MAGCS Executive Director

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Roger Stewart, Roger Stewart Golf Course and Turfgrass Consulting.  "Time for a Culture Change". How The Business of Golf Has Changed and How Superintendents Can Participate, Contribute, and Lead The Change.

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Superintendent /Technician Panel. Luke Strojny and Kevin Bauer, Prairie Bluff Golf Club.  Scott Bordner and Tony Nunes, Chicago Golf Club. 
    3:00 pm   Election Results, Past President's Address, Gavel Pass, New President Address

    2017 Annual Meeting Adjournment  & Year End Cocktail Reception

    MAGCS – Christmas Raffle
    Please bring a few dollars to purchase raffle tickets at the Turf Clinic. Textron Golf (Brian Termini) donated a YETI Tundra 75 Cooler  for us to giveaway and a few VISA gift cards. Proceeds will go towards helping those for hurricane relief in our industry. Thank you Textron Golf. 

    Dr. Lee Miller Education/Bio - Extension Turfgrass Pathologist, Univ. of Missouri

    The NS and Outs of Interpreting NTEP
    In even the smallest of turfgrass renovation, cultivar selection is a major consideration and key to less headaches and future success. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the results of NTEP evaluation over the last five years, and how to mine the data to find the best grass for your situation.

    Bentgrass Putting Green Disease: New Problems & Solutions
    This past year was a boon for foliar diseases such as basal rot anthracnose, and some of the more troublesome soilborne diseases. New fungicides and management techniques are taking the sting out of these issues, and bringing some to the forefront. We’ll discuss the prominent disease issues in the region, and how to use pathogen biology to time management strategies.        

    Speaker Bio:
    Dr. Lee Miller directs research and extension programs focused towards disease control in turfgrasses. His extension responsibilities are to provide disease diagnosis and control recommendations for the lawn, golf, sports turf, and sod industries. Lee's research activities center on the development of disease management strategies that require fewer inputs, and result in sustainable, functional, and aesthetic turfgrass fields. Dr. Miller received degrees at North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia.

    Roger A. Stewart Jr. CGCS, - Retired Golf Course Superintendent
    Roger has a B.S. Degree in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska and retired after 42 years as a Golf Course Superintendent. He was a Golf Course Superintendent for 21 years with the TPC Network . He is the Past President of four GCSAA Affiliated Chapters including MAGCS. He is a past recipient of the Presidents Award for Environmental Stewardship from GCSAA.

    Roger has been an instructor for GCSAA since 1983 and has taught turfgrass management courses at the junior college level. Roger has hosted 17 PGA TOUR Champions events and has received the award for the “Highest PGA TOUR Champions Player Rating for Course Conditioning” 5 times.

    Roger currently resides in Naperville, IL where he has a small consulting business and occasionally does contract work for various companies in the golf course management and turfgrass management business.

    Midwest Annual Election - 2018 Slate of Candidates
    For President:  Jim Pedersen, Hughes Creek Golf Club
    For Vice President:  Justin Kirtland, Arrowhead Golf Club
    For Secretary/Treasurer:  Jim Canning, White Eagle Golf Club or Brian Stout, the Arboretum club
    For Director  Todd Schmitz, Phillips Park Golf Course
    John Ekstrom, Inwood Golf Course
    Mark Kosbab, Sportsman's Country Club

    Matt Harstad of Calumet Country Club will move to Past President.

    Matt Kregel, The Club at Strawberry Creek will complete his board service to the Midwest. In addition, Directors Kris Kvelland of Ridge Country Club and Justin VanLanduit of Briarwood Country Club will not seek re-election at this time. On behalf of the members of Midwest, we sincerely thank these gentlemen for their service and dedication to all.

    Sponsor Thanks:
    Burris Equipment Co.
    Healthy Grow
    J.W. Turf
    Lohmann Golf Designs
    Payne Sod Farm, Inc.
    • 19 Dec 2017
    • Seven Bridges Golf Club
    19th Annual West Side
    Superintendent's Party
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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

    Seven Bridges Golf Club
    One Mulligan Drive
    Woodridge,  IL  60517

    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: or
    call 630-965-1385

    • 31 Dec 2017
    • Various Locations
    2017 Meeting Sponsorship &
    Hospitality Contribution

    Midwest Meeting Schedule

    • January 24, 2017 - 8th Annual Midwest Monthly Meeting and Wee One Fundraiser,Seven Bridges Golf Club; Don Ferreri, Dave Gelino, Host
    • February 8, 2017 - Hospitality Reception, Marlow's Tavern, Orlando FL
    • February 16, 2017 - Assistant Winter Workshop, Midwest Golf House
    • April 25, 2017 - April Monthly Meeting, Calumet Country Club, Matt Harstad, Host
    • June 26, 2017 - June Monthly Meeting, Elgin Country Club, Phil Zeinert, CGCS, Host
    • July 20, 2017- MAGCS 9 Hole Golf Event, Arlington Lakes Golf Club, Alan Bevers, Host
    • August 29, 2017 - August Monthly Meeting & Annual Golf Championship, Kemper Lakes Golf Club, Mike Paciga, Host
    • October 5, 2017 - Midwest October Meeting, Heritage Bluffs Golf Club, Chuck Anfield, Host
    • Dec. 6, 2017 - Midwest Turf Clinic, Medinah Country Club; Curtis Tyrrell, Host 
    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 - February 8, 2017
    Marlow's Tavern
    Orlando, FL

    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 Midwest support!

     Sponsor Level  Rate
     Double Eagle  $1,700
     Hole-in-One  $1,200
     Eagle  $900
     Birdie  $700
     Par  $500

    Thank you in advance for your continued support.

    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

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • Seven Bridges Golf Club
    9th Annual 
    Midwest Monthly Meeting and 
    Wee One Fundraiser
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

    Host: Don Ferreri, Dave Gelino

    Save the date.

    • 20 Feb 2018
    • Midwest Golf House, Lemont, IL
    Assistant Winter Workshop
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Midwest Golf House
    11855 Archer Avenue
    Lemont, IL 60439

    • 15 Mar 2018

    Bracket Selection at Top Golf

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Top Golf 
    3211 Odyssey Court
    Naperville, IL

    • 23 Apr 2018
    • Ivanhoe Club
    Midwest April Meeting
    Spring Scramble

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    Ivanhoe Club
    28846 North Thorngate Dr
    Ivanhoe, IL
    Tom Prichard, hosting

    • 16 May 2018
    • Hughes Creek Golf Club
    ITF/MAGCS Spring Golf Day

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Hughes Creek Golf Club
    1749 Spring Valley Dr
    Elburn, IL
    Host:  Jim Pedersen

    • 04 Jun 2018
    • Eagle Brook Country Club
    Midwest June Monthly Meeting

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    Eagle Brook Country Club
    2288 Fargo Blvd
    Geneva, IL

    Host:  Craig Kight 

    • 27 Aug 2018
    • Highlands of Elgin
    MAGCS August Monthly Meeting  &
    Annual Golf Championship
    Monday, August 27, 2018

    Highlands of Elgin
    1270 Bowes Creek Blvd.
    Elgin, IL
    Brad Legnaioli, Host

    • 05 Dec 2018
    • Medinah Country Club
    64th Midwest Turf Clinic
    and Annual Meeting
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Medinah Country Club - map
    6N001 Medinah Road
    Medinah, IL  60157
    Curtis Tyrrell; CGCS, Host

Past events

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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