Golf Course Management

OCT 2014

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102 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 10.14 (Industry news) 15TH ANNIVERSARY The National Art Contest presented by The Toro Co. and the Wyland Foundation is accepting entries until Nov. 25. The "Water is Life" Classroom Mural and Art Contest engages students in kindergarten through 12th grade to bring together art and research to explore the many ways water is used in the U.S. This year's theme, "Our Ocean," encourages students to use research to better understand the impact of smart water management on our coasts and oceans hundreds of miles downstream. Students then interpret their fnd- ings through art. The contest calls for students to create collaborative murals, 4 feet by 8 feet or larger, as well as individual artworks in support of the theme. Students are encouraged to publicly display their artwork at schools, malls and city centers to broaden public awareness about Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) volunteers celebrated their 15th anniversary serving on the grounds crew for the Little League World Series (LLWS). STMA member Seth Whitehill, LLWS baseball groundskeeper and STMA member since 2011, led 40 STMA volunteers in preparing and managing the felds for more than 30 televised games on ESPN and its family of networks over a 10-day period in August. The Williamsport, Pa., 88-acre complex features six felds, one full-size baseball feld, two premier stadiums, two practice felds and one practice infeld. The volunteers traveled from as far as California to assist. Three STMA members have assisted 20 years for LLWS. The two premier stadiums — Lamade and Volunteer — feature Kentucky bluegrass. In addition to daily mowing and painting lines, the volunteer grounds team watered each feld, broomed the edges and made necessary repairs to the clay in the home plate circle and pitcher's mound. water effciency issues. Grade categories are K through 4, 5 through 8, and 9 through 12. For information, go to www.wylandfoundation.org/artchallenge. Matthew Bywater is the new international accounts manager in the Pacifc Rim for Aquatrols. Previously, Bywater served in sales and marketing posi- tions with the Australian Turfgrass Institute. Most recently, he founded and operated his own promotional products company, 4promote. Chad Fagervik joined the sales team at Spring Valley . Fagervik spent the last four years at Agrium Advanced Technologies managing municipal and strategic account business. Fagervik, who has a bachelor's degree STMA

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