Thank You to the Following Fiscal Year Donors:
The Michigan Turfgrass Foundation (MTF) is a nonprofit organization which supports research at Michigan State University to find better turfgrasses and better methods of turfgrass maintenance. Incorporated in 1957, the MTF has achieved success in fulfilling these needs through research and education. Located at the Robert W. Hancock Turfgrass Research Center on the Michigan State University campus, the MTF continues its successes in these areas by working closely with the University and the industry.
Our membership reflects the full diversity of turfgrass professionals including homeowners, golf courses, seed and sod growers, municipalities, parks and recreational areas, lawn and landscape contractors, sports turf managers, athletic associations, cemetery associations, and other facets of the industry. Membership is offered to anyone interested in the betterment and enjoyment of turfgrass.
The mission of the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation is:
"To work in partnership with Michigan State University, supporting ongoing programs in research, education, and extension in the area of professional turfgrass management that will benefit all individuals who manage turfgrasses or derive pleasure from the results of such management."
MSU Turf Diseases Web Site
The MSU Department of Plant Pathology has created a Web site intended to help you learn the key identification characteristics of common and not-so-common turfgrass diseases found in Michigan and the midwest. Correct identification is the first step to proper management.We have created biography pages for each disease to help you better understand why diseases invade. The biography pages include information on habitat, alternative common names (AKA), look-a-likes, management practices and chemical controls. Please visit msuturfdiseases.net to utilize this invaluable tool.
Michigan Turfgrass Foundation
PO Box 27156
Lansing, MI 48909-7156
517.392.5003 | Fax: 989.936.5911
2014 GAM Superintendent of the Year Award
Dear GAM, MTF, MiGCSA and MGCOA Representatives,
Please submit your choice for the 2014 GAM “Superintendent of the Year” award. We will be considering the Superintendent that you feel best deserves this Award of Merit.
The GAM Superintendent of the Year recipient for 2013 was Clem Wolfrom, recently retired Golf Course Superintendent at Detroit Golf Club. The 2012 recipient was former longtime Superintendent at Forest Lake CC, Fritz McMullen.
A nomination form has been attached to provide you or your organization the opportunity to nominate up to a maximum of three (3) names. Please submit via e-mail if at all possible a separate form for each nominee and attach a photo of the nominee if available. Also provide a comprehensive list of accomplishments and include contributions to golf in detail plus personal information as requested on the submittal nomination form. The form requires the signature of two proposers. A proposer may nominate up to two nominees. Posthumous nominations are also accepted.
The finished nomination forms should be e-mailed or mailed to:
Jeanne Myers, GAM Director of Course Rating (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Golf Association of Michigan
Attn: Green Committee, Superintendent Award of Merit
24116 Research Drive
Farmington Hills, Mi. 48335
The GAM Green Committee will do additional research on the nominees at their option. Nomination forms must be received by Feb. 1, 2014.
From the submitted nominee’s, the GAM Green Committee will propose three finalists to its Selection Committee who will make the final determination of the Recipient for that year. The Recipient will be recognized at the GAM Annual Meeting to be held on. Your participation in this process is very much appreciated. Please contact Jeanne Myers with any questions at (248) 478-9242 or email at email@example.com.
GAM Green Committee Chair
GAM Green Committee Vice Chair