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Dodson Joins PGA Speakers Bureau

ISC-Audubon Chairman, Ron Dodson has agreed to become a part of the PGA of America’s Speakers Bureau. Sun7H6D0261

Dawes Marlatt the PGA of America Senior Director of Education & Employment said, “PGA Education is excited to develop the PGA Speakers Bureau which consists of extremely qualified PGA Professional and industry experts who are now available to present on a wide range of topics. This opportunity will allow those interested to acquire critical education and training aimed at enhancing their skills, their business and their career.”

The PGA Speakers Bureau is divided into 3 broad categories:

Player Development – Growth Initiatives, designing, implementing and marketing player development programs, increasing revenue through player creation and retention.

Instruction – Teaching and coaching, sport psychology, physical fitness, club performance and fitting.

Leadership – General management, golf operations, team building, sales and marketing and strategic management & critical thinking.

Dodson will focus his participation within the PGA Speakers Bureau on Leadership and strategies to create and manage a sustainable golf business. As a person who has created some of the most successful conservation and sustainability oriented golf programs in the world and someone who has been involved in the environmental planning efforts of over 100 new golf facilities, authored of 2 popular books on golf and sustainability and the recipient of the 2009 Donald Ross Award, presented by the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Dodson brings a wealth of experience and talent to the PGA Speakers Bureau.

For information and to check on Ron’s availability for speaking engagements contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SustainAbility Newsletter Archive Article (random)

Critter of the Season - Spring Peepers

By: Ronald G. Dodson | The Dodson Group LLC

Spring Peepers

Spring Peepers
Spring peepers are to the amphibian world what American robins are to the bird world. As their name implies, they begin emitting their familiar sleigh-bell-like chorus right around the beginning of spring.

Found in wooded areas and grassy lowlands near ponds and swamps in the central and eastern parts of Canada and the United States, these tiny, well-camouflaged amphibians are rarely seen. But the mid-March crescendo of nighttime whistles from amorous males is for many a sign that winter is over.

Spring peepers are tan or brown in color with dark lines that form a telltale X on their backs. They grow to about 1.5 inches in length, and have large toe pads for climbing, although they are more at home amid the loose debris of the forest floor.

They are nocturnal creatures, hiding from their many predators during the day and emerging at night to feed on such delicacies as beetles, ants, flies, and spiders.

They mate and lay their eggs in water and spend the rest of the year in the forest. In the winter, they hibernate under logs or behind loose bark on trees, waiting for the spring thaw and their chance to sing.




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The International Sustainability Council 

Sustainability Campaign


American Society of Golf Course Architects

The United States Golf Association (USGA)

Sustainable Golf & Development

Turf Feeding Systems

National Geographic


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