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2017 POA ANNUA GOLF CLASSIC & G.C HORN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
May 18th - May 20th
NAPLES BEACH HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, MAY 18
1:00 p.m. FGCSA Board of Directors meeting at the Country Club of Naples
6:30 p.m. FGCSA Past Presidents Dinner
FRIDAY, MAY 19
12:00 p.m. G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament Registration (lunch not provided) - Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
1:00 p.m. G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament Shotgun Start - Naples Beach Hotel and GC
SATURDAY, MAY 20
7:00 - 7:50 a.m. POA Annua Golf Classic Tournament Sign In - Naples Beach Hotel and GC
8:00 a.m. POA Annua Golf Classic Scramble Shotgun Start (8:00 a.m.) – Naples Beach Hotel and GC (limited to 132 players) (Box lunch provided)
8:00 a.m. POA Annua Golf Classic Individual Stroke Play – Qualifier for FGCSA Team (8:00 Tee Times) Country Club of Naples (limited to 40 players)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Beach Club 4 Kids on Watkins Lawn (free for hotel guests – must register with hotel) A morning of games and good times will be available on Saturday for children ages 5 to 12.
6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Luau on Watkins Lawn - Hors d’oeuvres and Pizza 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (complimentary beer & wine)
Dinner - 7:00 p.m.
“LADIES OF THE POA” SATURDAY
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
5,000 orchids Lite Brunch Refreshments
Meet new friends while the others play golf. All Ladies welcome.
Look for the banner upstairs of the Florida building on the south side of the lawn.
See y’all there!
LES BEACH CLUB SPA
or those of you that would like to include your significant other in a relaxing morning or afternoon at the SPA; there are some great savings being offered. $20 off A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE “POA”
The Everglades Chapter of the Florida GCSA was just two years old when it invited the South Florida Chapter for a casual get-together. In 1970 a golf match was set up after this annual meeting and in 1971 it was decided to award the winners of the golf match a pail of Poa as a prize. This action would eventually lead to the current name of the event. In 1972, Doc Anderson, a local vendor offered to provide a barbeque style meal at the meeting. In
1975, the event was officially dubbed the Poa Annua Golf Classic. As it continued to grow, other chapters of the Florida GCSA were invited and the location of the event was changed to other courses such as Lehigh, Mirror Lakes and Oxbow. While the tournament was at Mirror Lakes the board of directors of the Florida GCSA decided to hold one of its board meetings in conjunction with the event. In 1980, a permanent home was established at the Naples Beach Hotel and GC. The Poa Annua Golf Classic has grown into one of the most enjoyable events of the year for Florida superintendents, and their families.ow 15. Prizes will be awarded in both formats and winners will be announced at the Luau.
Note: You do NOT need a full team to register – pairings will be made
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE G.C. HORN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
In 1959, Dr. Granville “Granny” C. Horn took over the leadership of the turfgrass program at the University of Florida. Within a few years, he built the program into the most comprehensive in the South and among the best in the nation. In the late sixties and early seventies, more turfgrass research was done under Dr. Horn’s guidance than all the other schools in the Southeast combined. At the same time G.C. was preparing students for the “real” world of turfgrass management.
For this reason, following his death in 1982 a decision was made to establish the Dr. G.C. Horn Memorial Endowment Fund. The golf event, held in conjunction with the POA Annua Golf Classic, is the primary fund raiser for the endowment fund. General questions should be directed to Stuart Bothe 239-465-9766. Golf related questions should be directed to Wayne Kappauf 239-642-5558.