Adam Van Dyke, M.S., CPAg Owner Professional Turfgrass Solutions LLC.
Working in conjunction with Dr. Shawn Askew; Turfgrass Weed Specialist, Virginia Tech University. Seedhead suppression programs are applied to golf greens (in winter months) infested with annual bluegrass to reduce seedheads in the spring. This study will help fine tune recommendations for winter seedhead programs and identify their effect on spring maintenance – especially aerification. Utilizing test plots at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora; Eric Strasheim, Golf Course Superintendent. The two year study will be completed in the summer of 2016 with results available on the RMGCSA website late in 2016.
CSU Effluent Water Study 2014 $10,000
Dr. Yaling Qian; Professor, Department of Horticulture, Colorado State University
Funds were used to help complete a 10 year effluent water study conducted on two golf courses in Denver Metro area. Results will provide data and recommendations for remediation for soils, Turfgrass and trees that are irrigated with effluent water. Summary data available for review on RMGCSA website.
Scholarship Support $5,000
Monies used for academic support of individuals seeking a career in the golf industry.
What is Rounds 4 Research?
Rounds 4 Research helps you raise funds by auctioning donated rounds of golf through an online bidding forum. The program works in four easy steps:
1. Courses donate rounds* for auction. The course determines the restrictions. 2. The course/GCSAA member designates which chapter/organization they would like to designate the proceeds. 3. GCSAA and its local chapters encourage golfers to bid on the rounds. 4. Proceeds raised from the auction are used to fund turfgrass research, education programs and advocacy efforts as deemed a priority for the organization receiving the funding.