2018 Charlotte Golf Tournament and Continuing Education

2018 Charlotte Golf Tournament
& Continuing Education

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Shotgun Start at 1:00 PM
Raintree Country Club

We've got the event for you! Join us for a half-day of CEU courses in the morning and a golf tournament in the afternoon at the Carolinas Irrigation Association's 2018 Golf Tournament & Continuing Education at Raintree Country Club on April 19th. All proceeds from the tournament go to the Irrigation Association's E3 scholarship for NC students!

Dixon Golf Logo

NEW this year! CIA is partnering with Dixon Golf and players will receive prizes, discounts and freebies. Mulligans will be available for purchase onsite at $10.00 each with a limit of ONE MULLIGAN PER PERSON as well as Raffle prizes tickets at $5.00 each (or 5 for $20).

Schedule of Events

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Education Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Water Conservation Practices
NCLCLB – Course #1046 – 1 Landscape Credit
NCICLB  -- 1 Irrigation Credit
John Royals, III, Central Piedmont Community College
The water conservation practice class will provide you with a good understanding of the plant-water relationship associated with the various southern climate plants. This class will give you the tools needed to create client irrigation schedules that are focused on water conservation. In addition, you will be introduced to the advanced water conservation equipment used to manage today's irrigation systems.
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Choosing the Correct Smart Controller for the Job
NCLCLB – Course #1047 – 1 Landscape Credit
NCICLB – Course #11646 – 1 Irrigation Credit
Patrick Freeman, CLP, CLT, CLIA, NCIC, NCLC, FX Luminaire
With all the options for smart controls in an irrigation system, sometimes it can be difficult determining what is the best option for certain situations. We will explore the smart controller options, and discuss how to choose the correct technology for the jobsite.
10:30 am - 11:30 am
A Practical Guide to Market & Profit from SMART Irrigation Controllers
NCLCLB – Course #1043 – 1 Landscape Credit
NCICLB – Course #11645 – 1 Irrigation Credit
Kurt Thompson, K. Thompson & Associates
Minimizing the water used for irrigation while keeping the plants healthy is the goal of every irrigation system. But understanding the new Smart irrigation controllers and how to sell and install them to maximize their benefits often discourages contractors from presenting them to their customers. This course explains to the landscape/irrigation contractor, irrigation manager, and irrigation maintenance contractor the fundamentals necessary to integrate the newest Smart controllers into a new or existing irrigation system to achieve the highest efficiency possible AND make money doing it.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch & Roundtable Discussion
NCLCLB – Course #1048 – 1 Landscape Credit
NCICLB – Course #11647 – 1 Irrigation Credit
The State of the Irrigation and Landscape Industry
Joint Lunch (all registrants for education and golf are welcome!)
This interactive discussion will feature one-on-one discussions and best practices by irrigation contractors.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Golf Registration Open
1:00 pm
Golf Tournament Shotgun Start
5:30 pm
Awards and Recognition
Awards and Recognition will be held as soon as the tournament is completed, approximately around 5:30 pm


The fees to participate in the CIA Charlotte Golf Tournament & Continuing Education are:

  • CIA Member Education -- $45
  • Non-member Education -- $55
Golf Tournament:
  • CIA Member Player -- $75
  • Non-member Player -- $90
  • Member Foursome -- $280
  • Non-member Foursome -- $340
  • Mulligans -- $10 each (Purchase early! Limit one mulligan per person.)
  • Raffle Tickets -- $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 (Purchase early!)


To register today, follow the links below:

Golf Tournament Sponsorships

CIA Annual Golf Tournament sponsorships are a great way to gain added exposure and to promote your support of the Carolinas Irrigation Association. The following is a list of several of our 2018 Golf Tournament sponsorships:

  • Tournament Sponsor - $1,500
  • Hole in One Sponsor - $1000
  • Beverage Cart Sponsors - $750
  • Putting Contest Sponsor - $500
  • Closest to the Pin Sponsor - $500
  • Longest Drive Sponsor - $500
  • Raffle Prize - $500
  • Cold Towel Sponsor - $350
  • Hole Sponsors - $200

Other opportunities are also available! To sign up for a golf tournament sponsorship, you can follow this link for our online sponsorship registration form or you can email Melissa Klingberg at Melissa@carolinasirr.org.

Looking for Irrigation Industry Exposure Beyond the Golf Tournament?
If you are looking to reach irrigation and landscaping contractors throughout the Carolinas, then look no further than CIA's annual Associate Membership program, which delivers high-impact marketing and quality face-time with decision makers. Our Associate Membership provides strong core benefits and the ability to choose the level of sponsorship that best suits your needs. Follow this link for more information and to sign up today.

About the Irrigation E3 Program

The Irrigation Foundation has created a new program, Irrigation E3, which supports students and teachers involved in irrigation through exposure, experience and education. Students are nominated by their academic instructors to become Irrigation E3 Learners. A selection committee will choose a minimum of eight students who will receive all expenses-paid-trips to the Irrigation Show & Education Conference where they will participate in education classes, industry sessions and networking events.


If you have any questions about the CIA Annual Golf Tournament, please contact the CIA offices at info@carolinasirr.org.