Golf News for Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | Others

GCSAA reports continuing online synopsis of research projects

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is continuing an online synopsis of research projects completed and published between 2007 and 2010.

The project is funded by GCSAA's philanthropic organization, The Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), through another $10,000 grant from Floratine, the second in as many years.

"The goal of the GCSAA research program is to fund research that is important to superintendents," said Greg Lyman, GCSAA director of environmental programs. "Equally important, is to get the research results in the hands of superintendents. Thanks to the generous support of Floratine, we are able to continue to provide superintendents with a synopsis of the results that will help them improve the golf course."

The research projects cover a wide range of topics. Research highlighted in the GCSAA Research Synopsis represents projects that were completed between 2007 and 2010, and have been published in Golf Course Management magazine. Completed projects will be added each year once they have been published.

"Research is a major point of emphasis for our business," said Mike Cavanaugh, executive vice president, Floratine products group. "We support the EIFG and the GCSAA research program because it provides our customers and the industry with information that can improve their business."

A long-time supporter of GCSAA and the EIFG, Floratine is a Silver Partner in the GCSAA Partner Recognition Program and is recognized at the Governor's Club level for donors who have contributed between $50,000-$99,999 to the EIFG since 1987. With this grant, Floratine is also recognized in the Platinum Tee Club for donors who contribute a minimum of $5,000 annually to the EIFG.

Floratine Products Group, based in Collierville, Tenn., promises to deliver only the purest, most technically advanced foliar and soil-based solutions to its customers. Always Rooted in Science, Floratine's philosophy and product range is focused on achieving optimal results in every situation. Floratine sources only the highest quality raw materials and provides products in more than 30 countries to help customers maintain premium turfgrass conditions. For more information visit www.floratine.com

The EIFG is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. The EIFG concentrates on delivering programs and services involving research, education and outreach that communicate the best management practices of environmental stewardship on the golf course. Backed by the organizations of Golf 20/20 and the World Golf Foundation, the EIFG is leading the golf course industry's commitment to continual improvement through its initiative Golf's Drive Toward Sustainability. For more on the EIFG, visit www.eifg.org.

GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to 19,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org.

For more information contact:
Mischia Wright, EIFG senior manager, development, 800-472-7878, mwright@gcsaa.org