KPU - Turf Management Campus News - How is Enrollment?

How is enrollment?

First year is looking promising, with 14 of 18 spots filled for Turfgrass Operations and 18 of 18 for Sustainable Turf Practices.  We already have 12 students in varying stages of their Turf Diploma, but they are all attending on a part-time basis, so 2nd year classes are on the low side.

KPU Turf students Josh Carlsen, Luke Caughlan & Brennan Lessick with Manager of Parks Opeations for the Township of Langley, Tab Buckner

Where were turf students this summer?

Surrey Golf Club had Carolyn Reitzel, Kevin Robertson and Ksenia Thurston. 

Langley Township employed Josh Carlsen, Luke Caughlan and Brennan Lessick.  

Nick Grant was at Capilano GC while Sean Healy worked at Northlands GC.  

Colin Stairs is Supe at Crown Isle.  

Jason Morgan became our 2nd Intern at Baltusrol GC in New Jersey.  

Duncan Longridge was at Fraserview GC and Geoff Rose at Marine Drive GC

Coming events?

Several students and faculty will once again be volunteering at Bear Mountain for their Champions Tour "Pacific Links" in September.    Students will attend "WCTA/STC Sportsfield Field Day" September 20 at Aldergrove Athletic Park.  First year students will core & topdress Langley Lawn Bowls October 10.

Turf Club will host their annual fall golf tourney at Redwoods Sunday, October 15.  Proceeds from this event go to student association membership and Conference attendance.

Turf Club members will soon begin soliciting golf passes for their annual "Golf for Research Contest".

Stan Kazymerchyk
KPU Turf Management Instructor