The big show, anchored by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), was held Feb. 23-Feb. 26 in San Antonio, with most activities occurring at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Here are some of the things we saw and heard at the show:

Floratine and Grigg Bros. have been competitors for years. But don’t think Ohio State-Michigan when it comes to these two companies, as evidenced by this photo of Kevin Cavanaugh, president and CEO of Floratine, with his arm around Gary Grigg, who helped found Grigg Bros. They may be competitors, but they respect each other. And they’re friends.

Incidentally, Cavanaugh said he was feeling bullish about golf this year.

“I think people are literally sharpening their golf spikes at this point to get out and play,” Cavanaugh said, noting the long winter in several parts of the country, including in northern Florida where he lives. “It’s going to be a good year for all of us. I’m bullish about it.”