Golf News for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Sponsorship

Aquatrols continues support of Environmental Institute for Golf

In honor of its founder, Aquatrols has continued its support of the Aquatrols Robert A. Moore Endowment Fund with a $10,000 donation to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

Moore, who was a strong advocate for GCSAA until his passing in 2010, founded Aquatrols in 1955. He was a GCSAA member for more than 50 years and had articles published in the association's flagship publication, Golf Course Management, beginning in 1957. The endowment in his name funds research specifically aimed at optimizing the growing environment for golf course turf, with specific goals for increasing the effectiveness of applied water, fertilizers and pesticides, thereby reducing total requirements.

Moore's daughters, Tracy Jarman and Demie Moore, and son Andy Moore, all with Aquatrols, made the donation in honor of their father on Feb. 5 during the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando.

"The Robert A. Moore Endowment fund recognizes Bob's legacy and Aquatrols' ongoing commitment to further improving sustainable management of the growing environment," GCSAA and EIFG CEO Rhett Evans said. "For nearly six decades, GCSAA and our members have benefited from the work of Bob Moore and Aquatrols."

Aquatrols is a supporter of the EIFG at the Platinum Tee Club level, which designates donors who contribute $5,000 or more annually. Aquatrols is also recognized at the Presidential Club level in the EIFG cumulative giving program for donating between $100,000 and $249,999 since 1987.

"As the company that invented and pioneered the use of soil wetting agents in the turf and ornamental industry worldwide, our family and Aquatrols as a whole have always had a vision that extends beyond product sales," said Jarman, Aquatrols president and CEO. "Aquatrols is changing the way the world grows. We are committed to developing technologies that promote more efficient, effective and environmentally sound use of water and other inputs.

"Considering that Dad 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 he and Aquatrols have made."

About Aquatrols
Aquatrols is the world leader in soil surfactant and other technologies for sustainably managing soil-water-plant interactions. For nearly 60 years, the company has been developing and manufacturing new technologies to change the way the world grows. For more information about Aquatrols and its products, visit www.aquatrols.com. You can also connect with Aquatrols on Facebook and Twitter.

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 the EIFG at www.eifg.org.

About GCSAA
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 nearly 18,000 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.