The Texas A&M Turfgrass Club held their 6th annual Aggie TurfCup last week in College Station. Congratulations to James Kimberly and Nick Patschke – the winning team! The TurfCup, held near the end of the spring semester, is a fun activity to wrap up another academic year. Good luck to the Turfgrass Science students as they head out for jobs and internships!
Jim Thomas, owner of Thomas Turf Services, was the guest speaker at the April 9 Aggie Turf Club meeting. Thomas owns and operates a lab specializing in soil physical testing for golf courses and sports turf fields. He shared some of his insights into the turfgrass industry as well as some of the most common issues that come in to his lab.
Several members of the Texas A&M University Turfgrass Club came out March 30th for The Big Event, the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, joining tens of thousands of other Aggie students saying “Thank You” to the residents of Bryan and College Station. The Turfgrass students and Dr. Ben Wherley, the club’s advisor, joined forces with Elder Aid, a local organization that helps build and renovate houses and apartments for low income elderly in the community. They spent the day painting, tiling and doing landscape work.
This week Chandler Simental has been volunteering with the greens staff at the PGA WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event at the Austin Country Club. Chandler is a senior studying Turfgrass Science here at A&M. This match play event if just one of the many volunteering and internship opportunities available to the students. Great job, Chandler!
Jaxon Bailey ’12, spoke the the Turfgrass Club at the March 26 meeting about his experiences in athletic field management. Jaxon is a Regional Turf Manager with Sports Field Solutions, and manages the athletic fields at Baylor University. He had good advice for students as they move out into careers into the turfgrass industry.