2022 Southern California Golf & Water Summit

Thursday, August 18, 2022
9 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Los Serranos Golf Club

15656 Yorba Avenue, Chino Hills, CA

Summit Agenda

Event Moderated by Golf Writer and Design Consultant Geoff Shackelford

9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Welcome (Craig Kessler, SCGA, Hunki Yun, USGA)

Part 1: Our Current State

9:35 a.m. – 10 a.m. Southern California's Water "Double Bogey" (Deven Upadhyay, MWD)

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Golf’s Use of Water in the Southwest (Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., University of Florida)

Part 2: Preparing for the Future

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Facility Strategy Planning (Justin Mandon, Pasatiempo GC)

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Unpacking the Facility Toolbox (Geoff Shackelford, Moderator)

Multiple Roads Lead to Water Savings (Brian Whitlark, USGA)

Irrigation Technologies to Improve Irrigation (Matt Muhlenbruch, Hillcrest CC)

New Breeding Selections for Bermuda and Kikuyu (Marta Pudzianowska, Ph.D., UCR)

Chemical Options for Drought Alleviation (Jim Baird, Ph.D., UCR)

Invisible Irrigation: The Story of Sub-Surface Drip (Matteo Serena, Ph.D., USGA)

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch/Networking

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Community Engagement (Josh Heptig, San Luis Obispo County)

Part 3: What’s Next

1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. USGA Water Initiative (Cole Thompson, Ph.D., USGA)

2 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. MWD Roundtable: Innovation through Collaboration (Suresh Radhakrishnan, Moderator, MWD)

Pure Water Southern California Program (Bruce Chalmers, MWD)

Regional Rebate Program (Krista Guerrero, MWD)

Water Savings Incentive Program (Gary Tilkian, MWD)

Innovation and ICP Program (Parker Cohn, PRM)

2:40 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Thank You and Closing (Craig Kessler)

Education Credits

PGA Members: 5 MSR credits

GCSAA Members: .45 CEU’s

What’s this meeting about?

Water is as indispensable to the Southern California golf community as it is scarce and expensive – a juxtaposition of factors that poses challenges the game must meet if it expects to remain a vital part of Southern California’s recreational landscape. We invite you to the Southern California Golf & Water Summit August 18 at Los Serranos Golf Club to learn how the Southern California golf community has been meeting these challenges, and more importantly, plans to continue meeting these challenges no matter what may come its way.

In addition, you will learn practical ways to continue delivering great golfer experiences while using less water.

Call the GCSASC office with questions at (916) 485-6364 or email [email protected].