Category Archives: Turfgrass club meetings
The 2021-22 Aggie Turfgrass Club kicked off the fall semester on September 21, with an 18-hole putting competition on the newly created putting course at the Scotts turfgrass lab in College Station. The course was designed and constructed by the students in the SCSC 427-Sports Field Construction course, using Lazer zoysiagrass. Two students presented information about their summer internships at the October 12th meeting of the Turfgrass Club at Texas A&M. The students have opportunities to intern with golf courses and landscape businesses, as well as with professional… Read More →
Weston Appelfeller, CSFM and Director of Grounds for the Austin FC MLS soccer club was the guest speaker at Aggie Turf Club today. He shared with the students about the vision and construction progress being made to build the new facility that will be home to Austin FC, which will officially join the MLS in spring 2021. This will be the first stadium in the MLS to grow seashore paspalum, and will also be the largest stadium (20,000 capacity) in the MLS. Prior to coming to Austin, Weston… Read More →
Damian Micahlewicz and Bailey Simmons presented information about their summer internship at the October 16 meeting of the Aggie Turf Club. The pair spent the summer at the Boot Ranch Golf Club in Fredericksburg, TX.
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.
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.