By Amanda Folck
On April 21, the Turf Club was represented at the Ag Olympics competition. It was an event that had 12 other college fraternities, sororities, and organizations from CFAES competing for the top prize. Events included best uniforms, tug of war, backyard jenga, water balloon toss, etc. For their first appearance at the Ag Olympics in 28 years, the Turf Club came in 3rd place!
The Turf Club also sponsored the golf outing held at Homestead Springs Golf Course on April 23rd. During the event, over 28 sponsors and 24 teams participated at the outing. The total money raised at the outing was $4,500! The money raised will go toward the OSU Turf Club for expenses such as taking students to represent Ohio State in Turf Bowl competitions at GIS and STMA conferences in 2018. Thank you for those that came out for the golf outing. Continue reading
The Ohio State University Turf Club attended the 2017 Sportsturf Managers Association Conference at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, the turf club brought two teams for the STMA student challenge. The student challenge is a competition for challenging the knowledge and skills in the sports turf industry from grass identification, irrigation, knowledge of STMA to math. Ohio State placed 6th and 13th out of 28 teams. Also at the conference, Amanda Folck received the Gary Vanden Burg Internship Grant for her internship at Arsenal Football Club in England. The STMA conference is a good opportunity for students to meet with the professionals in the sports turf industry in the states and abroad.
Working hard at the Student Challenge
Attending the STMA Awards Ceremony
All smiles after the Student Challenge
Amanda Folck receiving the STMA Gary Vanden Burg Internship Grant
From January 19-21 2016: I attended, for the first time, the Sportsturf Managers Association (STMA) Conference in San Diego, California. At first, I was skeptic going to the trip with the fact I had not been on a airplane for a long time and never been to a conference out of the state of Ohio. Fortunately, I overcame my fear of traveling on a airplane from Columbus, Ohio to San Diego, California. After landing on Tuesday night, Wednesday was the big start to my experience at STMA conference. Continue reading