STMA kicks off fourth annual Mowing Patterns Contest

November 1, 2016By

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) kicked off the fourth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest.” Members wishing to enter can upload a photo of a unique design; only patterns made with mowing equipment are eligible. Deadline to enter via Facebook is Friday, Nov. 18 at 12 a.m. midnight EST. The pattern which receives the most votes will win the contest. Voting is... read more

Help from the future

August 26, 2016By

The athletic grounds staff at Clemson (S.C.) University maintains some of the most recognizable 80 acres of turf in collegiate sports, but only has a full-time staff of five. Luckily there’s a quality turfgrass program at the school with students ready to work that fills out the staff. Kevin Bell, known as K.C., Clemson’s assistant supervisor of athletic grounds, transferred... read more

Nearly invisible netting to protect fans at 10 MLB stadiums

April 11, 2016By

Beginning this year, more Major League Baseball fans seated close to the action will be protected by screens thanks to barely visible systems developed and installed by Promats Athletics, a new release from the company reported. This new system uses netting manufactured by NET Systems and is made with Black Dyneema material. Promats Athletics’ new netting will protect fans in... read more

Wooo Pig Sooie! Humble Mowing Pattern Contest winner gives thanks

January 21, 2016By

The second time was the charm for Blake Anderson, assistant director of sports turf operations for the University of Arkansas, when it came to entering the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Mowing Patterns Contest. His design at Arkansas’ Baum Stadium, home of the school’s baseball team, was named the third-ever winner of the annual contest in December. “We entered a photo for... read more