Topgolf takes over Safeco Field for limited time event

February 17, 2017By

The Topgolf experience is headed to Seattle Mariner’s Safeco Field Feb. 17-20. The limited time event, named Topgolf Crush, is a point-scoring golf game in which players will hit golf balls from the stands into targets in the outfield. How it will work Players will hit a golf ball into one of 6 targets ranging from 40 to 150 yards... read more

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Project EverGreen, Exmark and STMA name green space contest winner

February 15, 2017By

Project EverGreen, in partnership with Exmark Manufacturing, the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and the Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone (SAFE), named a winner of the inaugural “Our Winning Green Space” contest. The winner is In Memory of Community Garden and the Warrendale Community Organization in Detroit. These two nonprofit organizations, headed by Joe and Barb Matney, work... read more

Tampa Bay Rays to install new artificial turf

February 15, 2017By

The Tampa Bay Rays are planning to install new artificial turf at Tropicana Field, according to a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times. The new surface — developed by Shaw Sports Turf, pending final contract details — will have a similar fiber blade and rubber infill as the current AstroTurf, installed in 2011, the article went on to say. Improvements... read more

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WinField launches satellite imagery platform for turf managers

February 15, 2017By

WinField United Professional Products Group (PPG) launched the GeoTech insight platform—a satellite imagery program. The platform uses imagery from satellites, airplanes and drones to help turf managers: Identify and document plant health concerns; Assign people to problem areas; Design corrective solutions; Make accurate input applications; and Keep track of treatments and results. GeoTech is designed to provide insights that enable... read more

STMA releases Student Challenge results

February 15, 2017By

The results of the STMA Student Challenge, presented by SAFE, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and supporting sponsor Ewing, have been released. Nine two-year teams and 26 four-year teams competed for $5,000 awards in each division. Winning the two-year competition was Mt. San Antonio College – Team 207. Penn State University – Team 208 took second place, and Mt. San Antonio... read more

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