Golf Course Management

NOV 2012

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iary of The Dow Chemical Co. and to Dow's brand transformation. The new brand, according to Dow, also reflects the company's commitment to meet the needs of the growing world through innovative crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions. Aquatrols Corp. of America announced the continued expansion of its intellectual property protection with a significant new patent in Japan. The new patent protects the enhancement of plant productivity by improving the plant growth medium environment with alkyl ethers of methyl oxirane-oxirane copolymer surfactants. This is the active technology present in Aquatrols' flagship Revolution soil surfactant. Stanley Kostka, Ph.D., and Gregor Schuermann, Ph.D., are named as inventors of the patent, the terms of which run through April 1, 2025. The Japanese patent is the latest in a series of worldwide protections granted to Aquatrols for the use of this class of soil-surfactant chemistry. The technol- ogy is also patented in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This is the first protection granted to this technology in Asia, a major mile- stone for Aquatrols as it expands into the growing Asian turf market. Witt Industries welcomed Western States Marketing as its newest representative, present- ing the full line of Witt recycling and waste receptacles, outdoor furniture and site furnishings to customers in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Pacific Links International, title sponsor of the Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship, announced the launch of its premier Pacific Links golf brand. The new membership initiative features a unique reciprocal access structure giving Pacific Links members access to more than 50 world-class clubs around the globe. The Club Managers Asso- ciation of America (CMAA) announced H. Chambers Co. as a new corporate partner. Chambers, founded in 1899, has been designing private clubs for more than 65 years. Today, it caters almost exclusively to the needs of the private country, golf Nicklaus design renovated The Golden Bear Club in Windermere, Fla., reopened its Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Keene's Point following major renovations. The 10-week project dressed the course with new, smoother, faster greens to match the epic fairways that meander through old Florida forests and around lakes, ponds and wetlands. All 18 greens were replaced with Champion ultradwarf bermudagrass. Three practice greens also were replaced. One new feature that stands out is a bulkhead around the peninsula green on No. 15. and club industry, specializing in stra- tegic and master planning, architecture and interior design. Among its recent award-winning projects are Charlotte Country Club and Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. "Chambers brings a seasoned perspective on the future of the club industry, one we think will be very beneficial to our membership in their professional development," says Jim Singerling, CMAA chief executive officer and president of The Club Foundation. Tee Off Temps announced that it is offering its services to alleviate the burden of payroll processing, including but not limited to payroll taxes, unem- ployment taxes, workers' compensa- tion and liability insurance. The busi- ness, located in Palm City, Fla., says it is educated and tested in golf course superintendents' safety standards and maintenance procedures. For informa- tion, call 888-501-0711. PEOPLEnews GCSAA awarded scholarships to 17 college students as part of the GCSAA Scholars Program, funded and administered by GCSAA's philan- thropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG). Hannah Estabrooks of Bozeman, Mont., the first-place winner, received a $6,000 scholarship and is honored as the Mendenhall Award Winner. She is a student at Montana State Univer- sity. Second place went to Peter White III, Worcester, Mass., who received a $5,000 scholarship and is designated as the recipient of the Allan MacCurrach Award, which is funded by the PGA Tour. White attends the University of Massachusetts. They receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2013 GCSAA Education Conference, Feb. 4-8, and Golf Industry Show (Feb. 6-7) in San Diego. Ben- jamin Burrill, Otley Yorkshire, England, an international student at Penn State University, was awarded a $2,000 Ambassador Award. Other recipients, including their universi- ties and award, were: Rodney Crouse, Michigan State ($2,500); Christopher Konow, Penn State ($1,500); Logan Murphy, Penn State ($1,500); Anthony Minniti, University of Connecticut ($1,000); Peter Braun, Ohio State ($1,000). The remainder of the recipients received $500 awards. They were: Samuel Weber, Michigan State; Haden Dillard, Western Texas College; Justin Lantz, Penn State; Eva Rojo, Michigan State; Paul Jacobs III, Michi- gan State; Dalton Wayman, University of Tennessee; Eugene Horrigan, Penn State; Taylor Elder, Kansas State University; and Craig Acton, Penn State. Jacobsen hired Mark Clark as territory sales manager, and he will support dealers and customers in Arizona and Nevada. Clark has 31 years of turfgrass management experi- ence, and for the past 15 years he was superintendent at Troon Country Club in Arizona. Three college students were awarded scholarships in the GCSAA Student Essay Contest. The winners are Christopher Konow, Quincy Law and Nicholas Huttie. The contest, open to GCSAA members who are undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in turfgrass science, agronomy or any field related to golf course management, accepts entries with a focus on golf course manage- ment. The scholarship funding is pro- vided by the Environmental Institute for Golf, through the Robert Trent Jones Endowment. Judges from the GCSAA Scholarship Committee select winners to receive scholarships. Konow, a first-year student in the turfgrass man- agement certificate program at Penn State, won the first-place scholarship November 2012 GCM 101

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