Golf Course Management

JAN 2017

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154 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.17 The Turfgrass Division (C-5) of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) recognized the accomplishments of several graduate students who participated in the association's annual meeting Nov. 6-10 in Phoenix. In 2011, the Turfgrass Division instituted the Stiegler Fellowship Fund to honor James Christopher "Chris" Stiegler, a 2010 graduate of the University of Arkansas and a faculty member at Texas A&M who died with his wife, Jenny, in an automobile accident on Dec. 24, 2010. Grants from the fund are awarded to graduate students in turfgrass science to encourage their participation in the CSSA annual meetings. For 2016, the awards were divided as evenly as possible between students seeking a master's degree and those working toward a Ph.D. The master's degree students were Kevin Laskowski , Michigan State University; Camden Drake Shelton , Virginia Tech; and Timothy Lulis , Penn State University. The Ph.D. students were Clint Mattox , Oregon State University; Kyley Dickson , University of Tennessee–Knoxville; Eric Reasor , University of Tennessee–Knoxville; and James Hempfling , Rutgers University. Graduate stu- dents also received awards in oral presentations and poster competitions in four areas: Golf Turf, sponsored by GCSAA; Genetics and Molecular Techniques, sponsored by the Turfgrass Breeders Association; Applied Pest Management, sponsored by the C-5 Industry Committee; and Turf Ecology and Management, sponsored by the C-5 division of CSSA. (industry news) The winners of the first-place prize in each category were: Golf Turf: Ross Braun , Kansas State University (oral), and Enzhan Song , University of Missouri (poster); Applied Pest Management: Jesse Benelli , University of Tennessee (oral), and Geoffrey Schortgen , Purdue University (poster); Turf Ecology and Management: Dominic Petrella , Ohio State University (oral), and Michelle Wisdom , University of Arkansas (poster); Genetics and Molecular Techniques: Elisha Allan- Perkins , University of Massachusetts (oral), and Yinjie Qiu , University of Minnesota (poster). Florida Gateway College in Lake City, Fla., dedicated a monument on its campus Nov. 4 in recogni- tion of 48 years of its golf and landscape programs. The golf course operations program developed a national and international reputation, and many alumni work in golf throughout the country and worldwide. Because of student Daniel Madsen is the latest winner of the Jacobsen New Groundsman of the Year Award. Turf equipment manufacturer Jacobsen and European dealer Svenningsens co-sponsored the prize, which included a trip to work alongside the groundsmen at St. George's Park, England's national team training facility, and a tour of Wembley Stadium with head groundsman Karl Standley. Madsen is the grounds manager at Telia Parken Stadium, the home of F.C. Copenhagen and the Danish national football team. Madsen has spent 10 years at the club, which is regarded as the most successful in the history of Danish football. He has played a crucial role in preparing the pitch for every game played at the sta- dium, which includes Champions League fixtures, the most recent being a visit from the reigning Premier League champions, Leicester City F.C. Groundsman AWARD Daniel Madsen

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