johndeereparty3The 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:

Texas hold ’em, beers, brisket and a rockin’ country band … those were just some of the happenings that occurred at John Deere Golf’s Showdown at Sunset Station customer appreciation event during the show. As evidenced by the crowd, Deere has a lot of customers.

We also touched based with Dave Plaster, North American sales manager for John Deere Golf, who said he’s beginning to see “money flowing again” at golf clubs in pockets of the country to attract more families. That’s good news as far as growing the game goes.