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Keeping croquet quick at Mission Hills

July 21, 2017By

Eleazar Lua has a rare skill: he can tell the subtle difference between a slow croquet court and a fast one. The supervisor of sports fields at Mission Hills CC in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Lua has been monitoring the numerous croquet courts, tennis courts and horseshoes pits at Mission Hills for the last 13 years. He first started working at... read more

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Quad Cities River Bandits groundskeeper wins STMA’s mowing pattern contest

July 20, 2017By

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) named Andrew Marking the winner of its “Stars and Stripes” mowing pattern contest. ICYMI: @MarkoftheKing25, Head Groundskeeper at the @QCRiverBandits, won the 2nd annual #StarsandStripes Contest! #TurfExpert #SportsTurf pic.twitter.com/m9Ic1dhVkr — STMA (@FieldExperts) July 19, 2017 Marking is head groundskeeper for the Quad Cities River Bandits, in Davenport, Iowa, the Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.... read more

MLB teams up with landscape company to renovate historic minor league field

June 22, 2017By

MLB partnered with BrightView, a national landscape services and snow removal company, to renovate Bowman Field, the second oldest minor league ballpark in the U.S., in preparation to host the MLB Little League Classic Game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals Aug. 20, during the Little League World Series. BrightView Design Group designed the new field, and BrightView’s... read more

Maryland SoccerPlex, Grass Roots to open new interactive outdoor exhibit

May 8, 2017By

The Maryland SoccerPlex and Grass Roots, a cooperative arrangement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Turfgrass Federation, will open an outdoor educational exhibit on the grounds of the SoccerPlex. This interactive exhibit is based on the larger GrassRoots exhibit at the National Arboretum, which opened in the fall of 2014. The interactive outdoor exhibit will include a kiosk with information on common turf... read more

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TPI awards individuals during conference

April 7, 2017By

Turfgrass Producers International recognized several deserving individuals during the association’s 2017 International Education Conference & Field Day. Among those honored during TPI’s 50th Anniversary Banquet on February 22 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla., were: Dr. Clint Waltz, University of Georgia and Dr. William Meyer, Rutgers, University were both the proud recipients of TPI’s Turfgrass Educator Award of Excellence.... read more

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