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2008 Ewing Irrigation Workshops Qualify for GCSAA Education Points

GCSAA Members Can Now Attend Ewing Irrigation Troubleshooting Workshops to Receive Education Points.

January 14, 2008, Phoenix, Ariz.—If you’re one of the over 20,000 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) members looking for an avenue to accrue Education Points, you can now attend any 2008 Ewing Irrigation one-day or two-day Irrigation Troubleshooting workshop for point credit.

GCSAA members will receive .5 Education Points for attending Ewing’s One-Day Irrigation Troubleshooting Workshop, and 1.4 Education Points for attending the Two-Day Advanced Installation Troubleshooting and Design Workshop.

To maintain Class A membership status, GCSAA members are required to accumulate five points during their five-year renewal cycle, and GCSAA Certified Golf Course Superintendents (CGCS) need to earn 15 points during their five-year renewal cycle.

“We are constantly seeking opportunities to give green industry professionals the tools they need to grow professionally,” said Jim Borneman, Vice President of Education for Ewing Irrigation. “Partnering with GCSAA to address the needs of golf course professionals is the latest step in our continuous effort to provide quality education, while also offering the added value of continuing education units.”

For upcoming one-day and two-day irrigation troubleshooting workshops, visit www.ewingeducationservices.com.

GCSAA marks Ewing’s most recent education partnership with a trade association. Ewing currently offers Irrigation Association (IA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and has worked with the State of Louisiana, Utah Nursery and Landscape Association, and other organizations to offer continuing education credits.

GCSAA has been approving external education for Education Points since 1998, and using their current criteria for approval since the Professional Development Initiative was implemented in July 2003.

GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to more than 21,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. The association’s philanthropic organization, The Environmental Institute for Golf, works to strengthen the compatibility of golf with the natural environment through research grants, support for education programs and outreach efforts. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org.

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Ewing is your premier source for conservation solutions, and a leading authority on the latest water management products, trends, and best practices. Ewing provides water management solutions, commercial and residential irrigation supplies, landscape and agronomic products, low-voltage lighting, erosion control, water features and industrial plastics to professionals serving the landscaping, turf, golf, and industrial industries. Ewing offers more than 175 convenient locations from coast to coast. Visit Ewing online at www.ewingirrigation.com.

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