Golf Course Management

OCT 2014

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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by the iconic image of an American bald eagle, highlights propane as an increas- ingly American-made alternative fuel at a time when U.S. propane production from natural gas liquids is at record levels. According to PERC President and CEO Roy Willis, the change also emphasizes recent investments by the propane industry in new technologies, including propane- powered vehicles, school buses, mowers, irrigation engines and other equipment. The 45th annual Oregon Seed Association (OSA) Summer Convention in June at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort raised more than $11,000 for its scholarship program. Nearly 200 people attended the convention, a 12 percent increase from the previous year. Featured guest speakers were Dr. Rick Brinkman (author of "Dealing with People You Can't Stand"); Jake French (author of "Life Happens. Live it!"); and Chris Holdgreve, executive director of Excellence Through Stewardship. New members approved during the convention include Integrated Seed Growers, Lebanon Seaboard, ERC Machinery USA, Independent Dispatch Inc. and Sea Tac Packaging. Large organization Seminis Monsanto and international com- pany John Zuelzer & Son Canada also were welcomed into the association. Recipients of the OSA Memorial Scholarship were Oregon State University's Chris Cochran and University of Idaho's Riley Merrigan. Each received $1,500. An additional $1,500 OSA scholarship was awarded to Oregon State's Morgan Aerni. Rodger Howe has been promoted to vice president in the engine division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Karen Howard and Tom Moskwa (se- nior managers in national sales-dealer and select distributor channels, and engineer- ing and technical services, respectively) also got promotions. Lorraine Lauer was promoted to senior administrative sales supervisor. Reinders Inc. received two awards from The Toro Co. at the company's recent 100th anniversary celebration in Bloomington, Minn. Mark Robel received the 2013 Green Blazer Award and Reinders was named the 2013 Partner in Excellence for Best in Parts. Robel's award recognizes his accomplishments at Reinders in customer-focused sales and service programs in the turf equipment market. The Kansas State University Turfgrass Team unveiled its new blog at Team members are in the process of transferring posts from their previous blog site to the new one. EverBank Commercial Finance Inc. has been named a pre- ferred fnancing source for high-quality turf equipment provider Jacobsen . Under the arrangement, the EverBank Commer- cial Finance golf platform will provide sales and fnancing for Jacobsen's distributors and direct sales force in the U.S. "Our relationship with Jacobsen will go a long way in easing the typical operational challenges golf course superintendents face when it comes to cash fow," says Bill Loots, gold platform general manager, EverBank Commercial Finance. Arysta LifeScience North America and FMC Corp. signed an exclusive licensing agreement. FMC is developing, marketing and selling turf and ornamentals products Disarm fungicide and Xonerate herbicide. The Disarm line includes four formulations, each specif- cally tailored to regional climate, disease history and turfgrass variety. Xonerate is a post-emergence herbicide for the control of Poa annua. The Club Foundation announced its 2014 Joe Perdue Scholarship recipi- ents. They are Zoe LaClair , Cornell University; Matthew Rodgers , Johnson & Wales; Patrick Reilly , Ni- agara University; Armanda Tidwell , Niagara University; and Rachel Zilka , Niagara University. The scholarship provides tuition support to students who are pursuing careers in club management. Since its inception, the Club Foundation has awarded 177 scholarships totaling more than $320,000. The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) created a "Golf Course Turfgrass Reduction" fyer, which is available for free download from the publication selection on the ASGCA website ( publications). The fyer, endorsed by GCSAA, is a frst step for any course considering a turfgrass project. Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing marked the 30th an- niversary of operations at its Swepsonville,

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