The Aquatrols Corp. continues its support of the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) with a $10,000 donation to the Robert A. Moore Endowment Fund to support golf course research.
The EIFG is the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Moore, one of its strongest supporters until his passing in 2010, founded Aquatrols in 1955. He was a GCSAA member for more than 50 years and had articles published in its flagship publication, GCM, beginning in 1957.
Moore's daughters, Tracy Jarman and Demie Moore, and son Andy Moore, all with Aquatrols, made the donation in honor of their father earlier this year. The endowment funds research specifically for optimizing the growing environment for golf course turf, with specific goals for increasing the effectiveness of applied water, fertilizers and pesticides, and thereby reducing the total requirements.
"I can think of no better way to recognize the legacy of Robert Moore and the contributions of Aquatrols to the golf course management industry," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. "He was a pioneer in demonstrating the value research plays for golf course management. In particular, with water conservation and quality being two key issues for the industry, the donation has significant value and importance."
Aquatrols is a supporter at the Platinum Tee Club level of donors who contribute $5,000 or more annually to the EIFG. Aquatrols is a GCSAA Silver Partner and is also recognized at the Governor's Club level in the EIFG cumulative giving program for donating between $50,000 and $99,999 since 1987.
"As the person and company that invented and pioneered the use of soil wetting agents in the turf and ornamental industry worldwide, Robert Moore, his family, and Aquatrols have always had a vision that extends beyond product sales," said Jarman, Aquatrols president and CEO. "The goal of Aquatrols is to make positive contributions to more efficient, effective and environmentally sound uses of resources in the maintenance of turfgrass and production of ornamental plants.
"Considering that my father was in applied research before starting Aquatrols, and with applied research and development still central to Aquatrols' mission, the establishment of a research endowment fund is a fitting way to give back to the industry and to recognize and remember the contributions made by the late Robert Moore and Aquatrols."
About the EIFG
The EIFG is the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and has as its mission to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. With respect for the game and the environment, the EIFG inspires environmental, social and economic progress through golf for the benefit of communities. Collaboration between the golf industry, environmental interests and communities will lead to programs and services beneficial to all who come into contact with the game of golf. 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.
Aquatrols is a specialty chemical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of uniquely effective products and formulation technologies. These technologies provide water, energy, labor and other resource savings for the turf, ornamental, agricultural and snowmaking industries worldwide.
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