Matt and His Microscope


In this very special Turf Line News article, we pay tribute to the passing of our own first year Olds College turf student, Matt Suderman. A former hockey player turned turfie,  Matt was lost recently due to complications from diabetes. The outpouring of support for Matts family, from his friends, colleagues and classmates, has been heard widely through social media since his passing.  Matt’s superintendent at Bearspaw Country Club, Darren Reddekopp, recently shared his heartfelt message which I share as our Olds College Campus news quartlerly article.

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Olds College Campus News Fall 2015


By Jason Pick

It has been a wonderful and productive year for Golf Course Management in Alberta, and for Olds College.   As we come to a predictable end of an exceptionally long growing season (which began in mid-March) that followed a very mild winter, many courses are finishing up their winterization programs with smiles on their faces and money in the bank.

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Inaugural PTRC TURF Day

13.05.27-PTRC.logoThe inaugural Turf Under Research Field Day, ‘TURF Day’, took place at Olds College’s Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre on August 27th.  Lead researcher Katie Dodson, along with Laura Chaves, Jim Ross, Cory Mossing and the rest of the research team, hosted about 75 participants from a wide cross-section of the industry for a full day of research plot tours, displays, educational seminars and a free lunch!

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