KPU Turf Campus News
This September, five KPU Turf students joined their Instructor for an exciting week grooming for the Senior Tour's "Pacific Links Championship". Josh Carlsen, Randall Narcisse, Matt Mihal, Brennan Lessick and Jason Morgan worked alongside Bear Mountain crew and 5 KPU Alumni to create a fabulous golf experience for golf's legends.
October saw turf students begin a lawn care relationship with the Consulate General of the Solomon Islands new property in Langley. They spread and leveled a lawn rootzone for the property, then sodded it. Turf students will perform ongoing maintenance, while periodic treatments will be done by future turf classes.
Turf Club held their annual fall fundraiser golf tournament at Redwoods again, lucky to catch perhaps the only nice day in October! Sincere thanks to all who attended and especially our generous Tee Sponsors:
Terralink, Taylors Turf Care, Vermeer/Westerra, Evergro, WCTA, Corix, Brett-Young, Keso, Langley Lawn Bowls, BCGSA, Consulate General of the Solomon Islands, Carlsen Studios, Stew Consulting Services, Canadian International Training & Education.
Turf Club is ready to start selling our annual 2017 "Buddies Golf Trip Contest", with 100% of proceeds going to Turfgrass Research. This year we are offering 10 major prizes, each for 3 - foursomes of golf for 2017, valued at $500-1,000 apiece:
1 - Fairmont Hot Springs, Copper Point, Greywolf
2 - Crown Isle, Morningstar, Qualicum Beach
3 - Richmond, Westwood Plateau, Fraserglen
4 - Summerland, N'KMip, Penticton
5 - Northlands, Squamish Valley, Fort Langley
6 - Kamloops, Eagle Point, Rivershore
7 - Cranbrook, St. Eugene Mission, Wildstone
8 - Surrey, Guildford, Tall Timbers
9 - Bear Mountain, Olympic View, Highland Pacific
10 - Kelowna, Gallaghers Canyon, Tower Ranch
Final draw February 17 in Penticton. At $10 a ticket, these are perfect stocking stuffers for the many golfers in your life. To get books of 10 or 20 tickets, contact:
Turf Management Instructor
Kwantlen Polytechnic University