STRI launches 75th celebrations at BTME

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STRI Launches 75th Celebrations

BTME/ClubHouse 2004 - Stand A14 Hall A


2004 marks STRI's 75th anniversary, 1929-2004. To celebrate this milestone a series of events is planned to run throughout 2004, starting with an all day celebration launch, Thursday January 22nd on the STRI stand.

Visitors to our stand, A14, will be able to join in the fun whilst picking up information and checking out new products and special show offers.

· New for the show - the first "Turfgrass Pest & Disease Calendar"

STRI has produced the first "Turfgrass Pest & Disease Wall Calendar". Each month features a seasonal turfgrass disease or pest accompanied with a daily working chart and guidance notes written by Dr Ruth Mann, STRI's Turfgrass Pathologist. A useful annual working guide, special show price £3.00 plus an opportunity to win a free copy.

· New Partner-New Programme for "Running Golf Courses in the 21st Century"

STRI continue to meet the training needs of Golf Club Secretaries and Chairman of Green with this popular two day course now run in partnership with the "Association of Golf Club Secretaries". The course runs from 19-20 January 2004. Day one takes place at STRI in Bingley giving delegates the opportunity to use our on-site facilities. Day two moves to the Moat House in Harrogate, finishing in time to visit the ClubHouse and BTME exhibitions on their opening day. Free registration and entrance to the exhibitions are included in the course fee of £290.

· Show Specials on selected Turfgrass Titles.

Pay Linda Gallagher a visit and save money in our "show bookshop". 20% discount available on selected Turfgrass Titles purchased at the show including James Beard's "Turf Management for Golf Courses" and "Routing the Golf Course - The Art and Science that forms the Golf Journey", by Forrest L Richardson.

· Party Time marking "75 years" - Thursday January 22nd.

An all day celebration with special events happening every 75 minutes on the STRI stand, A14.
10.15 Press Reception
11.30 Special Award Ceremony
12.45 Balloon Burst
2.00 Trade Celebration - Free Trade Subscription
3.15 Prize Draw - Free Advisory Visit

· Special Website

To coincide with the show a new "75 Year" website went on-line. The site charts the history of STRI month by month, highlighting the events which have helped shape the future of our industry. January features the early years 1929-1931. Access to the new site is via our main website Home page at

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