Golf Course Management

OCT 2013

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BASF, superintendents aid Wounded Warrior Project BASF partnered with golf course superintendents throughout the U.S. to raise $20,000 in the BASF Honor America campaign for the Wounded Warrior Project. From June 1 through July 31, BASF asked superintendents who use or have used Honor Intrinsic brand fungicide to submit a photo of an American fag on display at their course. For every photo submitted, BASF donated $100 toward the Wounded Warrior Project up to $20,000. On Aug. 7, BASF invited a representative from the Wounded Warrior Project, retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Erick Millette, to tell his story to BASF employees. Millette shared how in October 2006, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe head trauma, an injury to his left knee and lowerback injuries ended his military career. During the two-month campaign, BASF received 254 images. To see all of the submitted photos, view the Honor America Photo Map on the Turf Talk blog at www.basf.us. and landscape markets. Matt Page from Cardinal's Greensboro location handles the day-to-day operations. The address of the new facility is 3228 Kitty Hawk Road, Suite 300, Wilmington, N.C. Page can be reached at 910-254-9800. Turf Solutions Group (TSG) recently designed and constructed Fiedler Family Ball Complex (pictured) in Falls City, Neb. Former Falls City Mayor Rod Vandeburg said the felds will "provide many wonderful benefts for our young people for decades to come." TSG also developed The Rock Sports Complex near Milwaukee. Open all year, the complex promotes youth and community development through a common passion for sports and recreation. Along with baseball, the complex also hosts gravity biking, BMX, skiing, snowboarding, snow-tubing and other sports. The Turfgrass Group (TTG) launched a website, www.theturf grassgroup.com, that offers easy access to information on TTG's certifed, licensed grass varieties, helpful maps and information on low-water-use grasses for golf courses, sports felds and home lawns. The new site has increased functionality and a complete list of all producers who are licensed and certifed to grow TTG's grasses. The site also offers tips and informa- tion for consumers. New functions built into the website include USDA Growing Zone maps for each variety, Google maps, grower search function, details about certifcation and certifcation regulations for various states. Crittenden Conferences Inc. and Camelback Golf Club have been teamed up by e-par USA to help foster environmentally responsible practices during the 2013 Crittenden Golf Conference scheduled Oct. 7-9 in Phoenix. Camelback Golf Club, site of the conference's golf outing, is working with e-par USA to become the frst golf course in Arizona to operate with the assistance of the ISO 14001-compliant e-par Environmental Management System (EMS) for Golf. The Oregon Seed Association (OSA) held its 44th annual summer convention in August at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach, Ore. This year's recipient of the OSA Memorial Scholarship is Evanne Domaschofsky, currently in a dualenrollment program between Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College. She is working toward a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the crop and soil department at the university and plans to attend graduate school. Upon graduation, Domaschofsky aspires to work for a turfgrass research company and become a plant breeder. More than $8,500 was raised for the OSA scholarship program at the convention. Each summer, the OSA awards the scholarship to one student who meets specifc academic criteria and is the child or grandchild of an employee or owner of a member company. OSA members also appointed new executive offcers and board members for 2013-14. Bryan Muntz, president of Integra Turf Inc., was appointed president. Angie Blacker was named executive director after serving as the association's administrator. Todd Bond, Mountain View Seeds, is vice president; Greg Loberg, West Coast Beet Seed Co., secretary-treasurer; and Duane Klundt, Grassland Oregon, immediate past president. Two new directors are Kevin Rogers of CHS Inc. and Rick Myers of DLF International. OSA members also approved two new members to the association: GS3 Quality Seed of Monmouth, Ore. and D.R. Mayo Seed Co., Knoxville, Tenn. The New South Wales Golf Course Superintendents Association (NSWGCSA) is this year's winner of the Claude Crockford Award for environmental excellence. The NSWGCSA was recognized for the development and roll-out of a new Environmental Minimum Standard for Golf that was developed with the aid of The e-par Group. The NSWGCSA engaged e-par to develop a robust protocol to help its member superintendents to begin their environmental compliance and best practice journey. Modeled on the e-par Environmental Management System, the new Environmental Minimum Standard for Golf contains many of the e-par system's documented procedures and policies together with e-par's online Environment Induction Video. Bernhard Grinders were showcased at PGA Tour FedEx Cup sites, including Liberty National (The Barclays), TPC Boston (Deutsche Bank Championship), Conway Farms (BMW Championship) and East Lake Golf Club (Tour Championship). Bernhard Grinders help ensure mowers and other machines maintain surgically sharp blades. The company says the resulting scythe-like cut promotes healthy turf crucial to presenting world-class playing surfaces. Harradine Golf announced the launch of its company website in the Russian language. The site is a response to the signifcant rise of golf enthusiasts in Russia and also because Harradine Golf is working in eastern European regions where Russian is the predominant language. The site was developed in-house by IT manager Ranjit Jesuraj, in collaboration with Katya Voloschenko, who translated the English text. October 2013 GCM 99

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