By Dr. Jack Fry
The USGA recently released a video that demonstrates how important their research support is to the turf industry. Not only does the research they’ve supported impact the golf industry, but it also carries over to other sports and the lawn and landscape industry as well. This video (link below) focuses on the sports turf managers at Kauffman Stadium (Trevor Vance), Arrowhead Stadium (Travis Hogan), and Children’s Mercy Park (Casey Montgomery). Over the years, the USGA has also been very supportive of K-State’s turf research. Not only that, the current Director of the USGA Turf and Environmental Research Program, Dr. Cole Thompson, is a K-State alum.